Champagne D'Argent Rabbits: Part 1


| 10/9/2011 8:34:06 AM


Tags: CHAMPAGNE D'ARGENT RABBITS, SMALL LIVESTOCK, SELF-SUSTAINING, MEAT PRODUCTION, , Muck Boot Diva,

 BABY BUNNYS 

The Diva’s connection with Champagne D’Argent rabbits, begin just after “buying the farm.”  We parked in the driveway of our Twenty-Eight acres of heaven, during the floods the week of July  26, 2006.  The rain stopped, the sun came out, and a rainbow appeared.  After looking at the ceilings in the house and the basement and finding them to be as dry as a bone, we were sure The Maker of All Things intended the farm for our use, and we put in an offer.  

We wanted to start learning about the animals we had decided upon for the farm.  Since sheep, pheasants, geese, and honey bees couldn’t fit where we were living at the time we decided on having a few Champagne D’Argent rabbits that we purchased from Rabbit Breeder, Ed Hildebrand in PA. The MWM wanted to go French with all of the animals – so, Fifi and François were our first trial rabbits.  We had two huge cages set up for both of them that took up most of our metropolitan living room. 

I was not too keen on having the lagomorphs until we actually moved to the farm, and preferred the idea of reading about what we wanted to do via the books she began piecing together for a huge “self-sufficient living” library.  The MWM wanted to experience the real thing – there was no putting him off.

I rationalized to myself, “How noisy could a couple of rabbits be anyway?”

RABBIT 

Mary Carton
10/16/2011 9:30:30 AM

Winters are the reason I stayed in Alabama after college.I can work out in the yard most months except Jan & Feb. With Raynauds I can't take the cold. We don't get snow much, but did this past year. Most of the time if we get anything it's ice. The wasps have made their nests close to the ground this year. Are they predicting another cold winter here? Don't give your rabbits names, you won't be able to eat them. Like Dave, mine died of old age.


Nebraska Dave
10/12/2011 6:53:14 PM

Diva, my rabbit experience happened about 30 years ago when I decided to raise rabbits. We bought two males, which was the first mistake, with the intentions of getting females at a later date. When the true nature of my intentions came out the horrified family would have nothing to do with it. The second mistake was to name the two rabbits we had. Yeah, well, many years later they died of old age. Not exactly what I had in mind but it taught me that only pets were allowed in the family. Now that the family is gone my residence is not in a place that I could have rabbits. I actually like rabbit better than chicken. It's a great source of meat protein and rabbits grow fast. Although, I don't know that I would go so far as to have them in the house. I'm looking forward to part 2 of the great rabbit experience. Have a great rabbit day.





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