So I am new to homesteading and rabbits, which is why I found this site. I am especially new to meat rabbits, currently I only have the buck, waiting to finish the hutches before I get the doe. A friend is supplying me with rabbits until I get my own, or buy from her. We will be breeding this spring, once the weather clears and warms up some. I am an avid gardener and enjoy canning and freezing my produce. Most of this years garden will be divided into two parts, at my house and across the state border in Idaho at my Dad's house. The garden here will be bunny safe foods that we enjoy as well, but is safe for the rabbits to munch on as well. And Dad's garden will be the tomatoes and big vegetables like that that I just don't have a lot of room for at my house. i have never tried rabbit, so I am doing this a little backwards, but if I don't like rabbit then I will just house and breed for my friend, and keep the poop for the garden. I am a mom of two bouncing boys, ages 8 and 4, and they are in charge of taking care of their individual rabbits, as they arrive with me watching over and stepping in as necessary. My husband works nights/evenings so I spend the day at home being a full time mom. I also help run a lost and found animal network that is local, so I stay pretty busy. But I am always looking for new things to do, which is why I am leaning more towards being self sufficient in todays world. I grow a percentage of our summer food, and looking to add a little more every year, so this year I am expanding into the salad realm, it always seemed so daunting to me. With how quick lettuce grows and then adding sprouts to it....So I will be starting with lettuce and cabbage this year to add to my carrots and peas. We will also be adding in spinach and bush beans.