Messsage from Dangerlurking in tradworker #homesteading

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:03:43  


I was raising a bunch of animals the past few year, but kept having issues with dogs.

Im just gonna do a massive garden this year, and maybe do a couple pigs again.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:04:03  

@Fash Dragon

Can u get that book on pdf?

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 22:04:30  

I could try to find it. It's more of an encyclopedia than anything

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 22:05:10  

See I'm a forester and homesteading is a major hobby of mine

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 22:05:36  

I would be happy to share my different recipes if there's a way to do so in an organized fashion

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:05:44  


Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 22:06:51  

As well as some general redneck engineering

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 22:07:15

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 22:07:25  

This is literally my bathroom sink

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:07:44  


Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 22:10:49  

Meat is murder

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:11:43  

I raised meat rabbits for a couple years...I will say it made me sad when I had to kill em...felt better once they were in muh belly

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 22:12:43  

How much land you on?

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:13:08  

A bit over a acre (cleared), but I have a few more acres of woods that are at my disposal

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:13:50  

@John Mosby Rabbit meat?

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:14:07  

I don't know if that will give you a lot of meat.....

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 22:14:33  

I'm coming down on the 17th. Would you permit me to take a tour of the property? I could show you a couple wild food sources if you like

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:14:37  

Unless you've got one of the giant ones the size of a dog.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:14:41  


Ya, Rabbit meat is one of the best meats there is...super high in protein, and their poop is the BEST for composting (u technically dont even have to compost it, as it is so clean).

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:15:11  

@Fash Dragon

Most definitely

U can crash at my place, too, if u want

Hadrian 2018-01-31 22:15:23  

wish I could come down

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 22:16:01  

@John Mosby I was hoping so!

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:16:42  


I was raising Californian Rabbits, and u actually get a decent amount of meat off of them.

You pretty much kill the kits, as soon as they ween, which will net u a bit of meat, but if u kill a few, then that is plenty for a stew that will last a few rabbits takes only a few minutes, too

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:17:27  

Yhea, I doubt you can feed a whole group with just rabbit meat.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:18:31  

That's the first time I have seen discord censor an image.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:18:46  

It just depends how many u raise...the term "fucking like rabbits" doesn't just come outa nowhere.

I started with 3 breeding pairs, and could hardly keep up with all the babies they produced, and keep producing at a constant rate.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:19:12  

Which brings into issue the food supply for them.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:19:34  

I put them in a rabbit tractor, and they just ate my money required to feed em.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:19:47  

In a what?

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:20:31  

Really? I thought you would have had to gotten something like hay.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:21:19  

A bit in the winter, cuz the grass grows slowly, but I let my grass grow super long, before winter hits, so I have an abundant supply during the slowest growing months.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:21:52  

I would be concerned about them getting drenched in freezing cold water if you let them out during the winter.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:22:11  

I say to feed all the rabbits, I probably spent less than $100 a year (I supplemented them with some hay and pellets during the winter).

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:22:40  

I covered the top with a tarp.

Winter is no problem for them...the summer can be a bitch...I lost a few to flies one year