Self Introduction

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by nehimama, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. nehimama

    nehimama An Ozark Engineer Supporter

    Jun 18, 2005
    Powhatan, AR
    Hello, All;

    Just a quick introduction. I joined "Homesteading Today" in June. I have raised and enjoyed rabbits for quite a few years. Last year, when my husband was ill with cancer, I sold all my Checkered Giants as I was taking care of him 24/7 until he died. With all the other livestock & farm chores, it was just too much.

    Fast forward to this year. I had saved one Checker doe, kind of as a pet. I bred her to a Californian buck, as I only want/need meat rabbits. She has a litter one week old today, and I'm pretty thrilled to be raising rabbits again.

    I thoroughly enjoy reading others' posts and questions about rabbits.

    Finally, I clean out under the cages a couple times a month, and apply the "stuff" directly to the garden. My garden is doing GREAT this season.

    NeHi Mama
  2. natybear

    natybear Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Nice to meet ya. I'm sorry about your husband and the shrinking of your herd. I too only have one Checkered, her name is Baby. She is so spoiled and loves kids. Good luck with your meat rabbits and welcome, you are amoung friends here. :)

  3. sheep tamer

    sheep tamer former HT member

    Mar 22, 2005
    Welcome Nehimama! We do love our bunnies here...and I really have to say you got your priorities right by selling your checkers to be available for your DH. We can replace rabbits, not people.

    We've got a cal. buck, plus some rex's and getting back into angoras. I love variety, can you tell? Hey, look forward to seeing more of ya! :hand:
  4. trixiwick

    trixiwick bunny slave

    Jun 9, 2004
    Southeastern PA
    Just wanted to say to:

    HECK, yeah! Bunny crap is the BEST fertilizer out there! :D