Intro to Pastured Rabbits & Homestead Processing
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Did you know that rabbit manure is the best for vegetable gardening? As a wonderful organic fertilizer not conducive to the microbes that cause illness in humans, rabbit manure is extra valuable when you know how they are raised. Whether you grow them as pets, for their rich fertilizer, or meat, there are some specifics that we want to share! Join us to learn how we developed our pastured rabbit production system and how we utilize them in our vegetable production to heal the soil. This workshop will cover raising and breeding in a hybrid pasture model, perfect for homesteaders or enthusiasts looking to raise rabbits for meat.
Join us on the farm for a beginner’s guide to learn about:
- Rabbit basics (e.g. handling, feeding, and care)
- Setting up small-scale rabbit housing and considerations for indoor vs. pastured model
- Tips for breeding, nest boxes, and kindling
- Identifying the sex of kits and ear tagging
- Humane slaughter and processing (demonstration provided for those interested)
- Discussion of primitive processing of pelts
Cabin and RV Park lodging options online at: https://whiteoakpastures.
If your travel plans include flying, please note that the closest airports to our farm are a bit too far for ride sharing services such as Uber or Lyft. We recommend making arrangements for a rental car to ensure you have adequate transportation.
Please Note! *Event ticket purchases are final, and cannot be refunded. However, we know life can get in the way! Please contact us if you need to cancel your participation in an event that you previously purchased tickets for. We will be happy to credit your money for a future farm visit, in the form of a credit in the General Store towards food/merchandise, lodging, or towards another event.
Our educational classes and workshops are not geared for small children, unless otherwise specified. As a general rule, a child under ten is not able to participate, due to safety concerns. If you would like to purchase an adult-priced ticket for a teenager, you may do so with the understanding that we usually recommend our educational opportunities for those 18 years old and up.