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The Famous Rabbit Man: Hostile Hare
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The Famous Rabbit Man: Hostile Hare

I am full of myself, I’m kind of a big deal… let me show you how big a deal I am by sharing all the interviews and stories that feature me…The Famous Rabbit Man: Hostile Hare! The Phoenix New Times– Nick Klein is a mass murderer — of rabbits. No, really. Klein is an enterprising...

Bokashi Living Compost Systems
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Bokashi Living Compost Systems

@BokashiLiving is changing the way we compost. Bokashi Living Compost Systems enable us with the smallest space available to get composting with no foul smell, no mess, and no pests. Nature rots down old biomass and feeds it to new life. We, gardeners, LOVE composting! It’s recycling in it’s most natural form. Conventional composting is effective out on...

Arizona Meat Rabbits
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Arizona Meat Rabbits

Arizona definitely is a unique place to raise meat rabbits. The hot summers make outdoor rabbit husbandry difficult, but not impossible. The miserable June through August months can hit 120 degrees, true, but that hasn’t stopped the 2000 years of farming this valley has seen. Ancient Arizona Farmers When modern settlers founded Phoenix AZ, they built it from...

Rabbit Starvation
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Rabbit Starvation

Rabbit Starvation, Or “Protein Poisoning,” is a rare form of acute malnutrition thought to be caused by a near complete absence of fat in the diet. I have heard some funny claims concerning rabbit meat over the years since starting my bunny business. Some of them seem near mythical! On several occasions, I’ve heard, “rabbit...

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Agriscaping: Edible Elegant Landscaping

At Hostile Hare, we are carnivores. We like MEAT! Rabbit, quail, chicken, goat, deer, elk, beef, pork… we love to eat it all!!! Well, you may have noticed that the recipes we share aren’t just dead animals heated up in various ways… we like our spices and herbs and steamed and roasted vegetables and fruits…...

Colony Style Meat Rabbit Husbandry
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Colony Style Meat Rabbit Husbandry

One of the simplest forms of rabbit husbandry is the colony style meat rabbit or colony style rabbitry.  The style best mimics what the European rabbits would do in the wild. The European common rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus, is the source of most domesticated breeds. If left to their instincts, the domestic-bred rabbits will follow their European heritage patterns. The Warren...

Looking to rehome my child- free to a good home
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Looking to rehome my child- free to a good home

Due to life-changing events, we are unable to care for our now older child.  We just don’t have enough time to give him the attention he deserves. We are moving to a new residence that does not allow children to play outside and visible. We are afraid of how he may react to the new baby...

In The Beginning of the Bunny Business
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In The Beginning of the Bunny Business

I’m no stranger to the anxiety of starting out. Whether we’re talking about a new hobby, job or business, we experience some “change anxiety.” I’ve found myself asking, “what am I doing? Have I done enough research? Am I making the right decision?” Starting out with rabbits gave me the same feeling. In the beginning of...

Going Off grid with the OffGridBox
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Going Off grid with the OffGridBox

How do you provide water and power for your off-grid homestead? Let’s be honest. It’s hard to live without electricity- even if you want to. A Boston-based clean-tech company explores a unique way of living off the grid with a turnkey solution. You can purify water and generate electricity straight from a small metal shipping container....

Drop My Homestead’s Taxes
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Drop My Homestead’s Taxes

Ya know, I’m not a big fan of paying for things I don’t need.  I don’t like seeing 30-40% of my income siphoned away and spent frivolously on programs I didn’t agree to, wars I wouldn’t have fought, and entitlements I’ll never enjoy… So, I teamed up with The Tax Goddess to help folks keep...

Thinking About Rabbits?
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Thinking About Rabbits?

Are you Thinking About Rabbits yet? You should be! Click the picture to go to “Why Rabbits” page and learn why rabbits are AWESOME urban livestock! Come see us on Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr

Hostile Power – An alternative to the power bill
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Hostile Power – An alternative to the power bill

We at Hostile Hare are all about growing our own food.  It’s hard to miss that point, but did you know that the rabbits were originally purchased as part of an alternative fuels experiment?  In 2009 five female rabbits were purchased for the purpose of pelletizing unorganized biomass I.E. grass clippings and other landscape debris. ...

Muscovy Ducks: 7 Reasons Why Your Homestead Needs Them
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Muscovy Ducks: 7 Reasons Why Your Homestead Needs Them

Living in the city can be a pain in the hind quarters when one is trying to homestead a property.  If you’re familiar with the Hostile Hare, then you know we do like rabbits as an urban livestock. They are quiet, clean, and efficient… But they don’t lay eggs!  For that we suggest quail and/or...

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Urban Farming Worm Bag

INTRODUCING THE URBAN FARMING WORM BAG VERSION 2.0!  THE DURABLE, BREATHABLE, ATTRACTIVE HOME WORM BIN SOLUTION INTRODUCING THE URBAN FARMING WORM BAG VERSION 2.0!  THE DURABLE, BREATHABLE, ATTRACTIVE HOME WORM BIN SOLUTION Create organic fertilizer inside your home or apartment using nothing more than common household waste like newsprint, cardboard, and food waste.  I’m adding...

Full-Semi-Automatic Rabbit Nipples?
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Full-Semi-Automatic Rabbit Nipples?

The Reason Everybody knows that having over 10 rabbits on water bottles is a royal pain in the patootie… And for somebody that’s trying to raise animals as efficiently as possible, water bottles just ain’t going to cut it… the answer? Rabbit Nipples! That being said, not everybody has the facility with indoor plumbing necessary...

Rabbit Feed Considerations
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Rabbit Feed Considerations

Many of us that have entered the cuniculture world (meat and fur rabbits) did so because we want to know where our food comes from. We want to make sure our livestock is treated a certain way, harvested in a humane manner, and that the animals’ diet is free from substances that we would avoid...

Lessons From The Farm
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Lessons From The Farm

Lessons From The Farm You could say I learned a few lessons from the farm, some self-taught, but some were as follows… “I swear you’re about as worthless as tits on a boar! ” My uncle’s words still ring in my ears… “Yes, sir, when God said ‘let there be brains’ you thought he said...

Keep Your Humanity When The SHTF
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Keep Your Humanity When The SHTF

Hypotheticals There’s a lot of hypothetical situations for a grid down, SHTF scenario, and widespread apocalyptic events.  A question that goes along with preparing for such a breakdown is this: how do you keep your humanity or do you abandon it during such an event? I don’t claim to be an expert on sociological for...

3 Pitfalls of Starting Meat Rabbits
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3 Pitfalls of Starting Meat Rabbits

I don’t like starting out a conversation with the negative aspects of raising rabbits.  They truly are the perfect urban livestock.  They are quiet, clean and super efficient.  Chances are you’ve already decided that and agree with me.  Rabbits are easy to raise, as long as you do it right!  So once you’ve decided to...

Rabbit Enchilada Dip
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Rabbit Enchilada Dip

This rabbit enchilada dip is a great appetizer or main dish.  Cook your rabbit meat ahead of time and throw this together after work.  Easy to make, even easier to eat! Rabbit Enchilada Dip Ingredients 2 cups shredded cooked rabbit meat 1 10 oz can of red enchilada sauce 1 4.5 oz can off chopped...

Super Rabbit Casserole
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Super Rabbit Casserole

Remember those yummy, creamy, casseroles that mom used to throw together?  This…this is going to take you right back to the kitchen table and mom reminding you to use your manners. Don’t worry, we won’t tell if you don’t take small bites. ‘Cause it’s Super Rabbit Casserole! Super Rabbit Casserole Ingredients1/2 cup Herb Seasoned Stuffing, crushed2 tablespoons grated...

Cordon Bleu Rabbit Nuggets
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Cordon Bleu Rabbit Nuggets

These Cordon Bleu Rabbit Nuggets are easy to make and will quickly become a favorite recipe! Cordon Bleu Rabbit Nuggets Ingredients 1 – 1.5 lbs of boneless rabbit meat 1/2 cup flour Salt and pepper 1 egg 1/2 cup water 1 cup breadcrumbs 5 slices deli ham 5 slices Swiss cheese Directions Preheat oven to 350ºF....

Rabbit Salad Sandwiches
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Rabbit Salad Sandwiches

On the menu today – Rabbit Salad Sandwiches.  Great for a summer picnic or to take in your lunch to work. Serve the salad on a crusty french bread or a nice roll.  You’re going to want seconds! Rabbit Salad Sandwiches Ingredients 3 1/2 cups cooked, shredded rabbit (about 2 lbs rabbit meat) 1 cup...

Easy Cheesy Bacon Rabbit
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Easy Cheesy Bacon Rabbit

Quick and Easy Cheesy Bacon Rabbit.  This combines so many of our favorites – rabbit, bacon and cheese.  How can you go wrong? The rabbit meat recipe is sure to win over any critic.  Easy Cheesy Bacon Rabbit Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 lbs of boneless rabbit meat, chopped 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce 1/2 cup Ranch...

Crock Pot Creamy Rabbit with Biscuits
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Crock Pot Creamy Rabbit with Biscuits

In the summer who wants to stand over a hot oven cooking?  Not us!  That’s why we love our crock pot so much and Creamy Rabbit with Biscuits. This rabbit recipe is like an upside down pot pie.  It is creamy, delicious and easy to make. Crock Pot Creamy Rabbit with Biscuits Ingredients 1 1/4...

Crack Rabbit with Noodles
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Crack Rabbit with Noodles

Crack Rabbit with noodles – yep cause this casserole is going to have you craving more!!! Crack Rabbit with Noodles 4 cups cooked chopped rabbit meat 2 cans cream of chicken soup 16 oz sour cream 1 (1oz) packet Ranch dressing mix 3 oz bacon pieces 1 cup cheddar cheese 12 oz egg noodles 1 cup...

Buffalo Rabbit Nachos
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Buffalo Rabbit Nachos

Buffalo Rabbit Nachos combines two classic appetizers into one awesome recipe.  What’s better than wings and nachos?  Well rabbit nachos with a Buffalo twist! Buffalo Rabbit Nachos is an easy appetizer that can be assembled and baked in 10 min.  Buffalo Rabbit Nachos Ingredients: 8 oz shredded  rabbit  meat  1/4 c. Frank’s buffalo sauce  1...

Ground Rabbit Shepherd’s Pie
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Ground Rabbit Shepherd’s Pie

Around here we like one pot meals, and this Ground Rabbit Shepherd’s Pie fits the bill.  Talk about comfort food – this has all the elements. Ground Rabbit Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients 1 1/2 to 2 pounds potatoes peeled and quartered 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) butter 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 1-2 cups...

Sour Cream Rabbit Enchiladas
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Sour Cream Rabbit Enchiladas

Sour Cream Rabbit Enchiladas…let’s make it for dinner tonight!  Easy recipe, amazing results – you’ll be making these over and over! Sour Cream Rabbit Enchiladas Rabbit Enchiladas – Ingredients: 10 small soft flour tortillas3 tablespoons flour2 cups chicken broth1 cup sour cream2 1/2 cups shredded and cooked rabbit meat3 cups Shredded Monterey Jack cheese3 tablespoons...

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Homesteading with Kids

Are you homesteading with kids?  This week on the We Grow Ours show we are discussing homesteading and prepping from a child’s perspective.  Nick and Don have Brandon and Josh (2 of Don’s Kids) are in the studio to share their experiences. Brandon has grown up in a normal subdivision and is a big part of...

Creamed Rabbit and Biscuit Casserole
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Creamed Rabbit and Biscuit Casserole

Creamed rabbit and biscuit casserole – a great midweek meal!  Fast and easy to whip up ahead of time and then just add the biscuits before baking.  Consider pairing with peas…or even adding them to the casserole to make it a truly one-dish dinner! Creamed Rabbit and Biscuit Casserole – Ingredients: 1 small onion 1...

Dijon Rabbit
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Dijon Rabbit

Dijon Rabbit is a classic French dish to add to your rabbit recipe collection.  This recipe is so delicious you’ll find yourself making it over and over again.  As rabbit recipes go, this is a keeper! Ingredients 1 large rabbit (3-4 lbs.), cut into serving pieces 1⁄2 cup dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper...

Rabbit Alfredo Ravioli Bake
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Rabbit Alfredo Ravioli Bake

On the plate today we offer Rabbit Alfredo Ravioli Bake.  Nothing says comfort foods like baked ravioli.  Now add some scrumptious rabbit in that mix and you’ve got a near perfect meal. Rabbit Alfredo Ravioli Bake Ingredients 1 pound boneless rabbit diced 1 pound frozen cheese ravioli 3 packets alfredo sauce mix made according to directions...

BBQ Rabbit Casserole
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BBQ Rabbit Casserole

Today we bring you the BBQ Rabbit Casserole!  Casseroles are awesome dinners that can you make ahead of time or whip up that day for dinner.  This one uses bbq sauce instead of creamy soup base; for a tangy change you’re going like.  The best part is that if you have left over rabbit meat...

Sweet & Spicy Rabbit and Waffles
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Sweet & Spicy Rabbit and Waffles

How about a little breakfast…for dinner?  Let’s kick it up a notch too!  This sweet & spicy rabbit and waffles should fit the bill nicely. Sweet & Spicy Rabbit and Waffles For the Chicken 16 boneless rabbit meat, cut in strips 1 cup low-fat buttermilk 4 garlic cloves smashed 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 tablespoon garlic...

Rabbit, Cheese & Penne Bake
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Rabbit, Cheese & Penne Bake

Serve this rabbit, cheese & penne bake any day of the week, or take it along to a potluck. Add a tossed salad and warm bread or rolls to this casserole for a perfect meal. Rabbit, Cheese & Penne Bake Ingredients 8 ounces penne pasta 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 to 1 1/2 lbs...

Cheesy Tater-Topped Rabbit Casserole
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Cheesy Tater-Topped Rabbit Casserole

  We bring you the Cheesy Tater-Topped Rabbit Casserole recipe today.  A quick and easy meal you can throw together anytime.   Cheesy Tater-Topped Rabbit Casserole Ingredients 1 bag (24 oz) Green Giant® frozen broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and cheese-flavored sauce 2 cups diced cooked rabbit 4 medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup) 4 cups frozen...

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Survival Gear

This week it is all about Survival Gear on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Don! Tough tested by Tim Ralston of Gear Up. We visit Tim at his store and get to check out some serious gear. Timothy Ralston, is an American inventor, entrepreneur, adventurer, author, movie and television presenter, and renowned expert...

Green Chili Rabbit & Rice Casserole
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Green Chili Rabbit & Rice Casserole

  The Green chili rabbit and rice casserole is all yummy goodness.  This also freezes well if you like to make meals ahead of time. Green Chile Rabbit and Rice Casserole Ingredients 1 whole rabbit 6.9 oz box chicken-flavored rice and vermicelli mix 10.75 oz can cream of chicken soup 8 oz can sliced water...

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