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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxee View Post
    So we've decided to get into raising rabbits.
    Hope you'll be okay with butchering Thumper. It's harder to kill the cute animals.
    A friend of mine did that for a few years. He had so much rabbit meat, the family got sick of eating it. Good problem to have, I suppose.
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    We rarely eat animal products anymore and are on the move now as well, so no big stock ups of any kind here currently. But I used to keep six months to a year or so worth of food and other supplies in the house and will probably get back to it again once we get settled in again. I started it when I had little kids, not much money and lived far from the stores. (I had heard somewhere at the time that Mormons were required to and thought, wow, that's a great idea). The pandemic is a reminder that you can't always count on being able to zip out and get whatever you need. Extra security is lovely.











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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston View Post
    Hope you'll be okay with butchering Thumper. It's harder to kill the cute animals.
    A friend of mine did that for a few years. He had so much rabbit meat, the family got sick of eating it. Good problem to have, I suppose.
    Least favorite phase of the operation and it's most likely that my husband will do that part for the most part. If I end up without him for some reason then I have to do what I have to do. Even if the food supply stays strong rabbit is a lean specialty meat that is good for trading.

    A later phase of the operation, once I'm confident with keeping rabbits, would be to have an angora or two for fiber production.

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    I wouldn't start into anything like this without researching it first. Already have a pretty good idea what I'm getting into. For sure it's not the same experience as a package of meat at the grocery store.

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    Good info! A fence is finally something we have to address as we have neighbors on all sides (and they are nebby!). My mom has chickens and is a steady source of eggs. I do most of my gardening efforts at her place as she is a fantastic veteran gardener and we do canning and freeze the produce. My brother raises pigs. Most of our friends hunt deer and turkeys. Rabbits are a bit of diversity.

    I'm choosing to start with rabbits (though I'm not saying I'd never get some hens) largely because they're quiet. I miss the days when I lived on more acreage and we had a cow, horses, a dog and a pet goat (and even a honeybee hive for a while). If any of them made noise or wandered into the neighbors' yard it's just what they did. In my current neighborhood animal noises are potentially a bigger deal.

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    "nebby" ?
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    Dither (how you been mate long time) when Foxee used the word nebby it may be one unfamiliar to you. But do not fear for I have expertise in this area. I, as a 35 year old single male who has never grown up, am a big fan of Nintendo and Pokémon games. Nebby is a Pokémon (and main character) from the games Pokémon Sun and Moon. He is a castaway thrown from his realm, helped by a young girl called Lilly and is pretty useless apart from being able to teleport when frightened. However as the game progresses he evolves and becomes immensely powerful. This is of course I'm sure what Foxee was referring to (no need to thank me Foxee), his new neighbours are obviously big pokemon fans and have been playing pokemon go in he garden only to find nebby there. See, an easy simple rational explanation. All the best guys PG

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    Sorry, Dither!

    Well, Peter, I'll say that is a highly imaginative explanation and it breaks my heart to shatter it but that is why I exist. (surprise!) "Nebby" is a Pittsburgh slang term for being nosy or a busybody.

    Like, y'know, the neighbors from down the street that don't ever talk to us unless we try to build something. And then suddenly they're in my yard talking to my contractor and looking for my posted permit. That's none of their business. Nebby.

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    Thanks Foxee, guess I've got nebby neighbours, but then, haven't most people?
    If i post a comment on a "WIP", LOOK! I'm a reader that's all, and i can only tell how i feel, as a READER, giving/offering feedback. Hoping to learn and grow here. So please, tell me where i'm going wrong.

    Me? I'm just a fly on the wall.

    Look! I'm trying, okay?

    One can but dream, if only i had dared.

    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong" Mahatma Gandhi.
    Alas, i am weak.

    I must find a way to Eastbourne and i so wish that i could dance.

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