Bunnies on the Balcony: Urban Meat Rabbit Farming

Bunnies on the Balcony: Urban Meat Rabbit Farming

Spacial solutions “Space… the final frontier…” Well, kinda… A more fitting intro for this piece on urban meat farming would be, “Space, the lack thereof is a CONSTANT challenge…” (still spoken in Leonard Nimoy’s voice, of course).  At least, that’s what it feels like when you’re not blessed with acreage and still want to grow some healthy food. The answer: Urban Meat Rabbit Farming. As an urban farmer, I have seen the supermarket nutritional blunders and have made the decision to take control of my food supply. Easier said than done though. I lived on a postage stamp in the middle...

Rabbit Meat For Sale

Rabbit Meat For Sale

Meat rabbit farming is great, as long as you enjoy eating rabbit meat.  I am approached at least three times a week by people wanting a “try it before you buy it” experience. It’s hard to find rabbit meat for sale. I completely understand that too. I wouldn’t want to invest a couple hundred dollars and all the time required into a new hobby/ homestead project just to find out my product isn’t agreeable to my taste.  Imagine planting a field full of turnips without trying a turnip first to make sure you like them. So, I suggest purchasing some...

Peace of Preparedness Negates the Power of Panic

Peace of Preparedness Negates the Power of Panic

An Ounce of Prevention Generally, I find people would like to maintain peace of mind and avoid panic-inducing situations. I strive for the “peace of preparedness,” the calm possession of a plan and the means to execute it. We’ve all seen the power of panic, the lines to get fuel when there’s a shortage, the bare bread & water shelves before a storm and today’s shortage of toilet paper and hand sanitizer due to the “Deadly Corona Virus.” You’d think that after all the years of the news anchors screaming about natural and manmade disasters we’d learn to avoid these...

Meat Rabbit Breed Selection

In the world of rabbits, the number of breeds is astounding. Dwarfs to giants, Netherlands to New Zealand, even some named after LIONS of all things! The names and sizes vary so much that we aren’t going to list them all here. We are going to focus on meat rabbit breeds. If you have an interest in showing and breeding non-meat breeds, I encourage you to do so! You’ll have a LOT of fun either way. Our purpose for raising rabbits in the “Bunnies on the Balcony” series, however, is feeding our family good food. In this installment, we will...

The Famous Rabbit Man: Hostile Hare

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 businessman and owner of the “Hostile Hare,” a company that specializes in raising meat rabbits, selling meat-rabbit cages, and educating others on the ins and outs of raising rabbits for meat The Prepper Broadcasting Network– Nick Klein blog owner at Hostile Hare and Podcaster at We Grow...

Bunny Business Series: Rabbit Revenue

Bunny Business Series: Rabbit Revenue

Inspiration “Rabbit math is the fastest math you’ll ever know!” The old man proclaimed as I looked at his clean, home-made 24 doe cage system. His rabbits weren’t pure New Zealand rabbits, but they were clean, healthy and the right shape. He had a system, a process of producing food, RIGHT out of the shed in his backyard. He was selling his surplus, bringing in “$2k- $2500 a month, easy” he said… Something clicked. My entrepreneurial spirit brightened and my farming genetics awoke. I was ready to give the Bunny Business a shot and start making some Rabbit Revenue! Rookie...

Bokashi Living Compost Systems

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 the farm or in a nice backyard. It’s a great way to make use of landscape debris and livestock manure… But what if you don’t have a farm or a yard and still want to do your part to make sure your kitchen scraps don’t...

Arizona Meat Rabbits

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 the bones of the ancient Hohokam civilization. The Hohokam settled around 1 AD and by 500AD they had a vast canal system, enabling them to effectively farm the land… They must have gotten fed up with the heat, though, because they disappeared about 1450, leaving evidence that agriculture...

Rabbit Starvation

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 meat has negative calories, it takes more energy to eat it than what is replenished by it.” I laughed. Next, “you can only eat rabbit like half the year right? Only months with the letter ‘R’ in them?” And finally, “you’ll die if you eat...

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… these are the great amplifiers of meat! SO, where do the veggies come from? Well, hopefully, YOUR backyard!! If there isn’t a supply of meat adorning veggies pouring from your landscape, we need to fix that! Time to call up the pros at Agriscaping: Edible...

Colony Style Meat Rabbit Husbandry

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 The  European rabbit digs down in the earth, widening the end of its tunnel.  The rabbit leaves enough space between the roof and floor to allow its ears to extend upward fully while the rabbit is crouched low or laying down.  This enables the rabbit to...

Looking to rehome my child- free to a good home

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 family.  He comes with his own food and water dishes, his toys and his bedroll. He is housebroken and follows most commands. He’s papered and is up-to-date on all his shots. He answers to the name Nick but you can rename him. Free...

In The Beginning of the Bunny Business

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 the bunny business, I would have been seriously unprepared had I not accepted the help of a mentor. My mentor, Lynn, taught me some of the basics of the bunny business. We went over breeding cycles, genetics, tools of the trade, methods of dispatch and...

Slow cooked rabbit with chorizo and mushrooms

Slow cooked rabbit with chorizo and mushrooms

Slow cooked rabbit with chorizo and mushrooms Slow cooked rabbit with chorizo and mushroom 1 rabbit, cut into 8 pieces. 9 ounces field mushrooms, cleaned and thickly sliced 1/2 dried chorizo sausage, sliced 2 cinnamon sticks 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, sliced 2 bay leaves (I prefer fresh) Salt and pepper 11/2 cups fino (dry) sherry (or white wine) 1 can Italian tomatoes Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle 2 tbsp parsley, chopped, to finish Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lay the rabbit in a heavy baking dish with the mushrooms, chorizo, cinnamon, onion, garlic and bay...

Prepping, Urban Farming and Homesteading

Prepping, Urban Farming and Homesteading

Episode 8 of the We Grow Ours Show: Prepping, Urban Farming and Homesteading with Nick and Don. In this episode we discuss various options for homesteading in the city or in a small area. Hostile Hare hasa lot of info on this subject that can be veiwed Here. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube! I received a request for the transcript of the We Grow Ours show, this is the first time I’ve tried it. Its rough, but you can kind of follow… the world has changed America has changed [Music] if something...

The Carnivore on the Couch: Reasons to feed Raw Pet Food

The Carnivore on the Couch: Reasons to feed Raw Pet Food

Raw Pet Food Feeders I’ve met a LOT of interesting people while working with wabbits… Preppers, homesteaders, 4hers, FFAers, and many others that don’t fall into a neat “ers” category.  One of the groups of “ers,” the raw pet food feeders, has caught my attention as of late.  I have a small pack of mismatched mongrels that I have grown to love.  They are annoying and destructive, but I want them to be happy and healthy.  So when I received a phone call from some one wanting to feed rabbit to their dogs to make them healthy and happy, I understood…...

Going Off grid with the OffGridBox

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. Yes, you heard that right. OffGridBox is an all-in-one solution that provides clean water and electricity by using energy from solar panels to operate the system – all fitting inside a 6 by 6 feet shipping container. They even claim the water tastes better than...

Drop My Homestead’s Taxes

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 their own money!! check out the Drop My Homestead’s Taxes tool and start saving your hard earned cash!!

Thinking About Rabbits?

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

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.  Nick Klein is a bit of a mad scientist in a villain’s lab experimenting with alternative power sources… Well, roughly translated, he’s actually a crazy redneck lighting shit on fire in his back yard… That being said, Gasification was the project, the landscape was the fuel...

Bigger Isn’t Better When Homesteading

Bigger Isn’t Better When Homesteading

Sure it sounds like a desperate cry from someone feeling inadequate… but its true, bigger isn’t better! I know, I know, the statement tends to take your mind down a dark and somewhat inappropriate road, so let me put us on the right track… we are talking homesteading.  And when we are homesteading in a limited space, we need to bridle our egos, and embrace the small… Rabbits vs Cattle I grew up on a family farm in southwest Wisconsin. My grandpa and uncles run dairies and my dad has a beef herd. Cattle are definitely the focus of the...

Muscovy Ducks: 7 Reasons Why Your Homestead Needs Them

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 Muscovy ducks! They are adaptive: Muscovy ducks are native to Mexico and parts of Central America so heat isn’t much of an issue. Some feral colonies have popped up in Florida and Louisiana as well, but they may have had human help getting there.  Though they...

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 rabbit poop to the list!! A combination of simplicity, breathability, and durability. You can buy them here

Full-Semi-Automatic Rabbit Nipples?

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 for automatic water. So, here’s a cheap solution that will increase your productivity without requiring the modern advancements of indoor plumbing… 3/16″ barbed Solid Brass Rabbit & Rodent Nipples The Bucket And Hose First you want to get yourself a five gallon bucket, a drill...

Rabbit Feed Considerations

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 ingesting ourselves. We investigate their feed, checking for quality and content suitable for our animals. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a rabbit feed for meat rabbits:   Pellet Size, Shape, and Texture There are a number of pellets manufactured around the...

Lessons From The Farm

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 ‘trains’ and got the HELL out of the road!” Such encouraging words were usually accompanied by a rough arm around the neck and solid knuckles run hard through my hair. These and many other colorfully insulting lines were nearly terms of endearment and heard often...

Rabbit Meat Multiplier By Hostile Hare

Rabbit Meat Multiplier By Hostile Hare

My name is Nick Klein and I’m a carnivore… There are not many things that I enjoy more than a big juicy steak, rotisserie chicken, or any number of meaty treats. But it seems lately the reports of E coli and salmonella outbreaks, animal cruelty at feedlots, and inhumane methods of dispatching animals are increasing in frequency. There are also threats of a scarcity of feed, a growing world population that needs to be fed, and pending laws that would limit the freedom of animal raisers. So what can a responsible meat eater do? The answer: raise their own livestock!...

Keep Your Humanity When The SHTF

Keep Your Humanity When The SHTF

There’s a lot of hypothetical situations for a grid down, SHTF scenario, and widespread apocalyptic events.  And a question that goes along with preparing for such a breakdown is this: how do you keep your humanity when the SHTF or do you abandon it?I don’t claim to be an expert on sociological for psychological theory, but what I do know is that when I’m hungry I’m angry! When your needs are not being fulfilled, your body makes you desperate. When your body gets desperate your morals suffer…So the problem to solve is how do you feed yourself in a SHTF...

Hare-O-Ponics: Practical Backyard Livestock Integration 

Hare-O-Ponics: Practical Backyard Livestock Integration 

The H.O.P. Everybody knows that I’m big on bunnies… Cute, fluffy and delicious! But did you know that I’m also into quail, black soldier fly larvae, fish and aquaponics in general? Not only do I raise these creatures but we at Hostile Hare have figured out a way to integrate all of these into the same nutrient cycle. We call it Hare-O-Ponics: Practical Backyard Livestock Integration. Hare-O-Ponics, or H.O.P. for short, is the best way you can apply the principles of livestock integration in your own backyard. It’s easy to raise rabbits, it’s easy to raise quail, and with a...

Keep Your Humanity When The SHTF

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 psychological theory, but what I do know is that when I’m hungry I’m angry! When your needs are not being fulfilled, your body makes you desperate. When your body gets desperate your morals suffer… So the problem to solve is how do you feed yourself...

3 Pitfalls of Starting Meat Rabbits

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 take the plunge into the MOTCAF world (Murderers of the cute and fluffy) you should do so as efficiently as possible… just avoid these 3 Pitfalls of Starting Meat Rabbits… Pitfall #1) Used Cages When I started with my bunnies I was out to save money...

Rabbit Enchilada Dip

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 green chiles 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese Tortilla chips Sour cream and Guacamole, optional Directions Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, combine shredded rabbit, enchilada sauce, chiles, 1/2...

Super Rabbit Casserole

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 Parmesan cheese2 tablespoons butter, melted1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Condensed Cream of Broccoli Soup1 cup milk1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese1/4 teaspoon garlic powder1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper1 cup elbow-shaped pasta, cooked and drained2 cups cooked rabbit meat, cubed1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas and carrots, cooked...

Cordon Bleu Rabbit Nuggets

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. Slice the rabbit into about 24 chunks. Slice each chunk in half, hamburger style. Slice the ham and cheese into squares the same size as the chunks. Sandwich a piece of ham and a piece of cheese between each pair of rabbit chunks and secure...

Rabbit Salad Sandwiches

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 diced celery (about 3 stalks) 2/3 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup dried cranberries, such as Craisins, chopped 2 Tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese Sliced bread or rolls for serving Dressing 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup apple juice 3 Tbsp honey 2 tsp apple cider vinegar...

Easy Cheesy Bacon Rabbit

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 dressing 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 lb bacon To Prepare: Preheat oven to 350° F . In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add rabbit meat, and sauté until lightly browned. Place browned rabbit meat in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover...

Crock Pot Creamy Rabbit with Biscuits

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 lb. boneless rabbit meat 1 T. dried minced onion 1 dried bay leaf 1/4 tsp. black pepper 18 oz. chicken gravy, jar 2 medium celery stalks, cut into 1/2-inch slices 2 1/4 c. baking mix like Bisquick (or use canned biscuits) 2/3 c. milk 1 lb. mixed...

Crack Rabbit with Noodles

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 crushed Fritos Cook egg noodles according to package directions, drain. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Combine rabbit, soup, sour cream, dressing mix, bacon and cheese. Stir in cooked egg noodles. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Top with...

Buffalo Rabbit Nachos

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 c. shredded mozzarella  1/2 bag of your favorite Kettle Potato Chips 1 green onion, sliced  1/4 c. black beans, drained and rinsed  Additional Frank’s buffalo sauce for garnish  Optional: Blue Cheese crumbles on top Directions: Preheat oven to Broil In a mixing bowl add the...

Ground Rabbit Shepherd’s Pie

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 vegetables—diced carrots, corn, peas 1 1/2 lbs ground rabbit meat 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice Steps Place the peeled and quartered potatoes in medium sized pot. Cover with at least an inch of cold water. Add...

Sour Cream Rabbit Enchiladas

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 butter4oz can diced green chillies Rabbit Enchiladas – Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degreesCombine shredded rabbit and 1 cup of cheeseFill tortillas with the mixture above and roll each one then place in a greased 9×13 panMelt butter in a pan over medium heatStir flour...

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 the journey that Don and his wife Angela has taken. Brandon suffers from high functioning Autism, and he has lead the family down a path they never knew existed. As a search started to find ways of treating autism, a journey to raising our own food...

Creamed Rabbit and Biscuit Casserole

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 1/2 teaspoons butter 2 lbs chopped cooked rabbit 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 cup milk 1/2 cup chopped pimiento or 1/2 cup sautéed red bell peppers or 1/2 cup jarred roasted red pepper 1 1/2 cups shredded...

Bokashi composting and Rabbits

Bokashi composting and Rabbits with Morgan of Bokashi Evolution.  Are you ready for a different composting method for your rabbit manure and kitchen waste?  Then Bokashi is for YOU! This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick talks rabbits and composting with his in-studio guest! Morgan joins him, and takes Dons place this week! Nick goes a bit more in-depth with rabbits to start off this week and teaches us a few new concepts withbreeding. Morgan also joins and talks about Bokashi and her New Zealand trip! Be sure and check her out here:https://www.facebook.com/bokashievolution and follow her amazing work!

Dijon Rabbit

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 4 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 1⁄2 cup French chablis or other dry white wine 1 bouquet garni 1⁄3 cup creme fraiche 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley  Instructions Smear rabbit pieces with mustard and season with salt and pepper. Heat 2...

Rabbit Alfredo Ravioli Bake

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 (or 3 cups homemade or jarred) 1 cup mozzarella garlic salt pepper Instructions Brown off the diced rabbit in a skillet, sprinkle with pepper and garlic salt. Saute till cooked all the way through. Set aside. Boil ravioli and drain. Mix ravioli, chicken, sauce and mozzarella....

BBQ Rabbit Casserole

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 from another meal, it is going to work great in this casserole. BBQ Rabbit Casserole Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 cup frozen corn 10 – 12 oz rabbit meat, cooked and shredded 1 cup barbecue sauce...

Sweet & Spicy Rabbit and Waffles

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 powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 tablespoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 cups seasoned unbleached all-purpose flour (flour plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1 teaspoon ground black pepper) 2 large eggs Coconut or Peanut Oil...

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