Greetings all. My name is Tom and I live east of Kingman Arizona just off Route 66 and 120 miles south of Las Vegas. I am retired and have a really big garden. When researching organic ways to produce food "just in case" I discovered worms. It has worked out very well. I then began searching for a meat source and it looks like it will be rabbits. My wife wants chickens also so I see that in my plans as well. I was "thinking" goats but that's on the back burner. Back to rabbits. The manure will feed the worms very well so I see a symbiotic relationship there. Now I'm agonizing over which rabbit to raise. Just by coincidence we have an Alpaca ranch down the road and the You Tube videos I have watched are saying that a combination of Alpaca fur and Angora wool would produce some very good yarn. I have my eye on Satin Angoras but nothing is "carved in stone" as of yet. Californians for meat and manure is always something to think about instead . The process of harvesting the wool from the Angoras seems rather time consuming BUT .... being retired time is not a problem. Since worm castings have a market of about $1 a pound I can raise rabbits for about .40 cents a pound all things considered. With some additional income derived from the fur I see myself having all the natural fertilizer I could possibly need and meat perhaps for free. I still have more research to do . ANY input is more than welcome. Thanking you in advance.