Five Reasons I Grow My Own Food

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I’d like to go over my five reasons I try to grow my own food, or at least as much food as I am able to squeeze into my already hectic life.
It all started when one of my daughters was 5 years old, we noticed she […]

Meat Rabbit Q&A

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Today’s article is brought to you by Stacey’s Tasties. They offer a long lists of canned jams and jellies, including my personal candied jalapeno recipe. She sells out quickly, but is always making more….drop her a line to see what she has in stock…and tell her Florida Hillbilly sent ya! […]

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Urbanstead Update March 2013

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It’s been a while so I thought I’d update whats going on in my urban backyard “farm”. I like to write these out from time to time to show you what I’ve accomplished, as well as to track where I’ve been. My memory isn’t what it used to be, […]

Harvesting a meat rabbit

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Since I’ve made it known that I eat them, the question of “How do you process them?” has come up many times. I recently timed myself and wrote out the entire process when the question of how long it takes me per animal came up on a live chat […]

Farm Update Feb 2013

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I called this “Farm update” because “Backyard Update” just doesn’t have a nice ring to it. Plus it doesn’t look like a back yard…it looks like, well, a farm…a tiny, narrow, crowded farm. This has been a fairly busy week for me, and I just wanted to
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‘Tis the Season…..Wabbit (Breeding) Season!

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The weather has eased away from the oppressive heat that makes having a fur coat unpleasant, and being pregnant downright miserable. So I opt to stop breeding my rabbits in the heat of summer. Since the weather has eased, approximately 30 days ago, I bred two of my […]


One bad day

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I really appreciate my animals. They provide companionship, therapy, and food. In order to return the favor, I do what I can to make sure they
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