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Strange Conversations

Strange Conversations

We’ve had a lot of strange conversations since we started living here. So strange that it would be hard to explain to someone from the outside looking in. Conversations that I couldn’t have ever imagined having. So for your entertainment, here they are:   Rachel: What do you think the leash laws are for goats in town parks? Steve: Umm, there probably aren’t any.   Rachel: (spinning) You know, there are people who spin the fibers that they get from…

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New Arrivals

New Arrivals

There have been several animal departures over the last few months. With the sale of all of our Cayuga ducks, Marianne’s death, Mowgli & Maxwell’s decision to take off, and the fact that three of our four wethered bucks already have homes, we had room for a few more additions! Steve already let you all know about Peony, but we have a few others that have joined us recently. First came Gabe’s ducklings. Gabe earned $50 for participating in a…

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Breeding Rabbits & Raising Kits – What They Don’t Tell You

Breeding Rabbits & Raising Kits – What They Don’t Tell You

I read a lot, almost to a fault, on raising animals. Yet somehow in all my reading I’ve found that a lot of information that would have been good to know just isn’t there. Much of it is vital and would have saved the loss of our first few litters if we had known then what we know now. So, here’s my two cents on what anyone looking to raise litters of rabbits (whether for show, meat or fiber) should know: 1. Start…

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How To Get Wool From Angora Rabbits – The Easy Way

How To Get Wool From Angora Rabbits – The Easy Way

With all the excitement of goat kids, we’ve all but forgotten to mention the other animals on here (and the newly started garden – more on that later.) Today, we’ll talk about our French Angora Rabbits. Frequently, people ask us if we shear our rabbits to get wool from them. You could shear them with scissors or clippers, but that leaves a blunt end on the fibers that makes it just a little more difficult to spin. We employ a different method…

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How To Raise French Angora Rabbits

How To Raise French Angora Rabbits

It’s become evident that the vast majority of our visitors from Google prefer the pages dedicated to our French Angora Rabbits over any other topic that we bring up here. I don’t post about them as much as I would like to, which is a shame because they really are a perfect homesteading animal for small-scale farming. Really, I don’t know why they aren’t more popular. Perhaps it’s all those books and websites out there that purport that if you don’t follow…

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