How to tell the sex of a rabbit, how to tell the gender of a rabbit

How To Determine The Gender Of A Rabbit And Why We Free-Range Ours

In this video we demonstrate how to determine the gender of a rabbit, commonly referred to as “sexing”. I also give a brief description of how and why we free range our colony.   If you want to skip ahead and view only how to sex the animal, that portion of the video begins at minute 6:03.  Please pardon our homemade video, my 7 year old videographer is still honing his skills.  I think he  did quite well, all things considered! 🙂

 

 

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Lamb’s Quarters Chip Dip

Lamb's Quarters Chip Dip with Homemade Crackers

While we’re talking about Lamb’s Quarters and the abundance they’re currently giving, here’s an adapted recipe that we tried out last night.  It was originally a much requested Spinach Dip recipe from a co-worker and friend of mine.  (Thanks Kelly!)  Everyone was always happy when she brought it to whatever party we were having.   Lamb’s Quarters makes a GREAT foraged food substitute! Read More

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Delicious Daylilies

This time of year is filled with spring buds, sprouting tree leaves and the reemergence of bountiful wild edibles.   One of my favorites that isn’t necessarily “wild” is Daylily greens.  I tend to include them in the wild edibles category simply because once they’re planted, they take care of themselves and produce, produce, produce.  Daylily is an easy one to put into the favorites category because it provides an edible part during just about every season.  You can eat the Read More

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Homemade Birdfeeder Suet Blocks

Ingredients For Homemade Bird Feeder Suet Blocks

Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds and Millet For Suet Blocks

I know I’ve done a ton of posts lately about all the things you can do with rendered deer fat, and I promise I’ll be finished soon, but I’ve got just one or two more.  We try to use all parts of the animal we’ve harvested and feel like not wasting any of it is part of being respectful of the life we took to feed our family.  Here we are making bird feeder suet blocks from the fat and using nuts and seeds grown in our garden.  Everything in these blocks came from right here on our land. 🙂  In hindsight, I wish Read More

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Firestarter Disks

how to make a portable firestarter

These portable fire starters are an easy way to make use of things that would otherwise be discarded.  They are simple to make and can be used in an emergency or as a campfire quickstart that can be tossed in your hiking pack. The two ingredients in them, rendered deer fat and hardwood coals, are by-products of our everyday activities that have found a new life as something useful.  We use Read More

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Rendering Animal Fat

how to render animal fat

When I was growing up, my parents and grandparents didn’t let anything go to waste.  I remember my mother and paternal grandmother in the kitchen rendering fat, using it to make suet blocks for the birds and serving up the “cracklins” with supper.  It makes for great memories, but unfortunately, they’re very vague.  Like most things in childhood, I was only mildly interested in what they were doing and committed absolutely none of it to memory.  So, a couple of years ago, when we we were butchering a particularly fat deer, I had the realization that Read More

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