Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Our First Try at Rabbit Processing

My very relieved (and a bit disheveled) rabbit raiser
We did it! The day we've been dreading finally came, and after all it wasn't so bad (thanks, I think, to our previous chicken butchering experience - we knew what it would take mentally to "do the deed", so it was just adjusting to the different anatomy.) This was the make-or-breaker for my son's rabbit-raising enterprise, and he managed it extremely well (I should have said "he" did it rather than "we" - he did all the work, I was just the cheerleader/instruction reader). We're both still in the grips of the "we were dreading this ordeal and now it's over" euphoria, very pleased with a job well done!
I can't recommend the book Butchering by Adam Danforth highly enough  It has very detailed instructions, including color photographs, so you know exactly what to expect. My son read and re-read the rabbit section of this book preparing for today, and it helped immensely in giving him confidence.

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