Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tasty Rabbits

I want to clarify the bit I wrote about raising meat rabbits. No, we will not eat Rainbow or Heart. Nor will we breed them. They are our pets and live inside. 

The rabbits we will use for meat will just be another source of food. I will take care of them so that they can take care of my family. In a perfect world, we would be able to raise chickens, but we can't. Actually, in a perfect world I'd live on 10 acres, have lots of fruit trees, chickens, ducks, an enormous garden, rabbits and two dogs. Alas...

Anyway, rabbit meat, for those who aren't completely disgusted by the idea, is supposed to be very lean and delicious.  I also find it interesting that just one female and one male rabbit can supply enough meat to feed a family of four twice a week. 

Mathew called from work yesterday and asked whether Maeve wanted a white rabbit or a black rabbit. Excuse me? He came home with a white rabbit. Butterfly, as it's now called, wasn't part of the plan so I have to decide what we're going to do with it. It looks like a Californian/Hotot cross, which could be a good thing. I'm still planning to get one more rabbit at the end of the month so this ought to get interesting. 

1 comment:

Captain's Wife - Jennifer said...

I think raising rabbits for meat is a great idea! Granted, I have never eaten rabbit, but it doesn't gross me out. I would love to have a dwarf hotot for a pet...they are gorgeous bunnies.