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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...

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...

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...

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....

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. ...

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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...

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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Beekeeper Dan Punch

Beekeeper Dan Punch of The Punch Honeybee Company joins the We Grow Ours show to talk bees with Nick and Don.  The Punch Honeybee Company has set out to change the way we react to swarms, hives and the like.  Dan Punch not only rescues bees and relocates hives; he participates in public addresses and clubs to...

Solar Cooking in the Sun Oven
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Solar Cooking in the Sun Oven

This week, the guys of We Grow Ours are talking Solar Cooking in the Sun Oven! They review SUN OVENS® and chat with the owner, Paul, all about what we can do with it. Don has put his  Sun Oven through some major testing, and it has really held up! Solar Cooking in the Sun Oven For the past...

Live Show – BackYard Livestock Integration
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Live Show – BackYard Livestock Integration

Let’s talk livestock integration!  This week on the We Grow Ours show, the guys go live for their first broadcast on 1100 KFNX Phoenix.  They are reviewing an earlier show on BackYard Livestock Integration with rabbits, quail, and aquaponics. BackYard Livestock Integration Rabbits Nick does some impressive rabbit math to show us how much meat...

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Farming and Homesteading: Nick’s Awesome Origin

In this episode, Nick’s Awesome Origin: Farming and Homesteading… We all start somewhere…and this week the guy’s are talking to Nick’s dad, Jerry, a farmer, and cattleman.  Following in his own father’s footsteps, Jerry is farming the family acres. Nick, Don and Jerry talk history, conventional farming’s pros and cons and a farmer’s view on...

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Small Livestock Integration

  Small Livestock Integration On this episode of We Grow Ours the topic is Small Livestock Integration.  Using nature as the example this way of raising livestock creates a natural self-regulating organism.  The goal is to create a system that has very little input and produces the maximum amount of food. But this integration is more...

Bees and Monsanto
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Bees and Monsanto

Bees and Monsanto Today we bring you the second part of the bee series – bees and Monsanto.  Dan Punch joins Nick and Don on this podcast.  A beekeeper and rescuer, Dan knows bees; including “Africanized” bees. What’s a colony collapse?  What is Monsanto doing to the bees?  What about neonicotinoids and pesticides?  Dan shares...

Edible Bugs?
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Edible Bugs?

Edible bugs?  Heck yeah!  On this episode of WeGrowOurs Podcast, we talk edible insects with Tiny-farms with a bit of politics with Don & Nick. So could or would you eat bugs?  Let us know in the comments!   Edible bugs?  Heck yeah!  On this episode of WeGrowOurs Podcast, we talk edible insects with Tiny-farms with a bit of politics with Don &...

Quail and Prepping
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Quail and Prepping

Quail and Prepping On this episode of We Grow Ours we talk Quail and Prepping with Scott Yarosh. We’re talking prepping styles, reasons behind prepping and food storage.  Then Scott of the Yarosh homestead shares his expert knowledge on raising quail on the backyard homestead. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr...

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Homesteading and Urban Farming FAQ’s with We Grow Ours

Homesteading and Urban Farming FAQ’s From We Grow Ours The We Grow Ours Podcast is answering FAQ’s on Homesteading and Urban Farming this week!  As you know Nick from Hostile Hare is part of the awesome duo that is We Grow Ours.  This week they are answering questions from their listeners. This week’s FAQ’s cover...

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Survival Gardening

Survival Gardening Is survival gardening part of your prepping plan?  While we are advocates of creating a survival pantry those are eventually going to run out. So today we bring you tips for your one survival garden. Of course, we also think your survival homestead should include rabbits.  Check out this episode on Small Live Integration:...

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Fodder for Feeding Food

Fodder for Feeding Food Fodder for feeding didn’t happen for me overnight.  When I started out raising rabbits I took the route of every first time cuniculturist, I bought a bag of rabbit pellets and started feeding 4 ounces a day.  It was easy, affordable, and functional.  My first four does I had in a...

Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden
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Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden

Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden Using coffee grounds in your garden can produce some amazing effects.  If you’re gardening, you’ll want to consider these tips; even if you aren’t a coffee drinker. Transcript for Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden below over the years we’ve added hundreds of pounds of used coffee grounds to...

3 Pillars of Independence In homesteading and prepping
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3 Pillars of Independence In homesteading and prepping

3 Pillars of Independence In homesteading and prepping   Motive A motivational drive to the survivalist life is independence. Some folks, including myself, want to know they can make it on their own. We stockpile food, ammo, guns and other supplies we feel are pertinent to our independent survival. So now you do the same…...

Live Food Storage: Homesteading With Rabbits
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Live Food Storage: Homesteading With Rabbits

“Live Food Storage: Homesteading With Rabbits… with LFS systems, a small footprint, and a little FUN labor you will feed your family all they need. One of the other benefits of raising animals is you are no longer a “food hoarder”, you are a producer…” Prepping/ Food Storage Prepping. The term seems like a new...