Message from Dangerlurking in tradworker #homesteading
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.
I could try to find it. It's more of an encyclopedia than anything
See I'm a forester and homesteading is a major hobby of mine
I would be happy to share my different recipes if there's a way to do so in an organized fashion
As well as some general redneck engineering
This is literally my bathroom sink
Meat is murder
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
How much land you on?
A bit over a acre (cleared), but I have a few more acres of woods that are at my disposal
I don't know if that will give you a lot of meat.....
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
Unless you've got one of the giant ones the size of a dog.
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).
U can crash at my place, too, if u want
wish I could come down
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 days...cleaning rabbits takes only a few minutes, too
Yhea, I doubt you can feed a whole group with just rabbit meat.
That's the first time I have seen discord censor an image.
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.
Which brings into issue the food supply for them.
I put them in a rabbit tractor, and they just ate my grass...no money required to feed em.
In a what?
Really? I thought you would have had to gotten something like hay.
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.
I would be concerned about them getting drenched in freezing cold water if you let them out during the winter.
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).