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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New Goat Yard

New Goat Yard

“Farm truck or minivan?” the stockyard guy quipped as he helped load the back of our caravan with woven wire fencing and 8-foot posts. “Both,” I had to admit. Thank goodness for the minivan – without it, projects like fencing would be a whole lot more difficult! That said, the fencing is up. What with bringing Peony home, we now have 3 permanent residents and 4 ‘visitors’ – a total of 7 goats. And if we’re being honest, the pen for Pepper and…

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Welcome, Peony!

Welcome, Peony!

We have our third doe! We brought Peony home on Friday evening. After losing to the odds and winding up with all buck kids this spring, we had no choice but to outsource. We found a wonderful couple who helped us with disbudding our kids, and they happened to have a few doelings available. I don’t really believe in things that are ‘meant to be,’ but when we found out her name was Peony when we had decided to have a plant…

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Buffalo Chicken Tenders “Recipe”

Buffalo Chicken Tenders “Recipe”

So, this recipe was supposed to appear during Lent as it’s my favorite Whole30 recipe.  In fact, we like it so much that it’s now a regular staple around here.  The following IS Whole30, but I’ve added ingredient swaps in italics in case you aren’t crazy doing Whole30 at this particular time. I’m going to give you fair warning – while I follow recipes fairly closely when baking, I’m a bit, shall we say, relaxed when I cook.  Over the…

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How to Make Gjetost

How to Make Gjetost

This post should really be called “How NOT to Make Gjetost.” It took us four times to get it right. FOUR. This is such a simple recipe to make, yet we bungled 3 batches of it before winding up with the cheese we were hoping for. I’m glad we persisted, as gjetost has a flavor unlike any cheese I’ve ever had before that is nothing short of fantastic. Yes, I know, it doesn’t look like much, but trust me in…

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