Posts Tagged ‘Rabbits’

We are taking a break from breeding Silver Fox rabbits for a while. We’ve greatly enjoyed the years we spent raising rabbits, but it’s time for us to focus on other endeavors. We have a few rabbits left for sale, detailed below. Please contact us if you’d like to purchase any of them. We have […]

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August Newsletter

August: Farm Store Open Today 2-4pm The farm store will be open today, Saturday the 4th, from 2-4pm. This month’s sale is 20% off all pork products! You can cook up some delicious and healthy farm raise pork chops like the one pictured at right. Pork offerings include sausage (loose and link), chops, spare ribs, and ham hocks. The […]

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Our Independence Homestead rabbitry is spreading Silver Fox rabbits all over the eastern half of the country. In 2017 we were amazed that customers came from as far south as Georgia, as far west as Kentucky, and as far north as New York to get our rabbits. This year we’re sending rabbits even further! Last […]

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July: Farm Store By Appointment Only In July we will NOT have open farm store hours on the first Saturday. We will be open by appointment, so please contact us to get your farm fresh goodies next month! Real Estate Agent Services! I (Adrienne) am a real estate agent licensed in Virginia, and can help you with any […]

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June: Farm Store By Appointment Only In June we will NOT have open farm store hours on the first Saturday. We will be open by appointment, so please contact usto get your farm fresh goodies next month! Raising Meat Rabbits Class: Saturday June 30th, 9-11am Mark your calendars and reserve your spot for the Raising Rabbits class! You’ll […]

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Mark your calendars and reserve your spot for the Raising Rabbits class! You’ll want to attend if you are considering raising meat rabbits or would like to gain insight to improve your existing rabbitry. In the class we’ll cover health care, feeding, housing, breeding, and have a dispatching and processing session! We also have a special offer for class attendees: 50% off their purchase of rabbit meat […]

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May Newsletter

Farm Store Open This Saturday! May 5th 12-4pm We have so many happy hens laying eggs, this month’s special is chicken eggs on sale, $3 per dozen! Come enjoy delicious, farm fresh eggs! The farm store is stocked and ready to supply you with plenty of wonderful treats. We have a wonderful selection of pork, rabbit […]

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Farm Store Open This Saturday! April 7th 12-4pm Come shop for local, healthy offerings this Saturday! We have amazing pork and rabbit we’ve raised ourselves. Fresh eggs and duck eggs are in stock, too! As always we have a wonderful selection of natural soaps and bath products, candles, teas, and household goods. Address and directions are on our website […]

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Mark your calendars and reserve your spot for the Raising Rabbits class! You’ll want to attend if you are considering raising meat rabbits or would like to gain insight to improve your existing rabbitry. In the class we’ll cover health care, feeding, housing, breeding, and have a dispatching and processing session!We also have a special offer for class attendees: 50% off their purchase of rabbit meat in […]

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Farm Store Open This Saturday! February 3rd 12-4pm This Saturday stock up on products to treat yourself. This month’s special is 20% off Whispering Willow soaps and bath products! Practice some self love this February with luxurious soaps made with organic ingredients scented with essential oils. We offer soap bars, body wash, liquid hand soap, lip balms, gift boxes, and […]

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Mark your calendars and reserve your spot for the Raising Rabbits class! You’ll want to attend if you are considering raising meat rabbits or would like to gain insight to improve your existing rabbitry. In the class we’ll cover health care, feeding, housing, breeding, and have a dispatching and processing session! We have two special offers for […]

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Farm Store Open Saturday, July 1st, 12-4pm  This Saturday enjoy a beautiful summer day with a visit to the farm! This Weekend’s Special is Buy 2 Rabbits, Get 1 Free*. Curious how to cook a rabbit? There are several great recipes here! Stock up on meat to grill for 4th of July! We have great grilling […]

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We have some recently weaned rabbit litters for sale! Does and bucks are available as breeding stock. Details of the most recently weaned litters are below. Read our breeding stock page and fill out the breeding stock order form to get rabbits now!  

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Last month we did a rabbit trade and acquired a new, unrelated buck for our rabbitry. Everyone please welcome Miles Davis, Jr! He comes to us from Kentucky, and we love that he’s a big guy weighing in at over 10lbs! No kits sired by him have been born yet, but we are excited to […]

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Farm Store Open This Saturday, May 6th, 12-4pm  This Saturday welcome the warm weather with a visit to the farm! We have two litters of piglets to see! In the farm store we’ll have rabbit meat, chicken and duck eggs, bath and beauty products, beeswax candles, handmade magnets, coasters, and more! Address and directions are on […]

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We are expecting our first major snowfall tonight, with 8-12″ forecast. I’m thankful we’ve made it until March before getting some major snow. I am also thankful our worst case scenario is 1 foot of snow, not 3 feet like we experienced January 2016. We had a few preparations to make before the snowfall, one of […]

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We are now accepting orders for half and whole hog shares for our next batch of pork. Hog shares are an amazing way to order the exact cuts you want, and get the pork at a discount! Fill your freezer with delicious farm-raised pork, and enjoy it all summer long. The pigs are going to […]

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Rabbit Hides for Sale

When we process rabbits for meat, we take pride in using all parts of the animal. That includes the hides of the rabbit. Tanned Hides We have a supply of rabbit hides we have processed and tanned that are available for sale. These hides are $30 each, with discounts on bulk purchases. The tanned hides […]

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Senior Rabbit Doe for Sale We have more breeding does than breeding cages right now, which means someone has to go. Banana is looking for a new home to grace with her good mothering skills and productivity! Born here on 7/12/2015, Banana is a chocolate rabbit that carries the dilution gene for blue/lilac (bbDd). We […]

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Wind Damage We are thankful we had no notable damage from the significant wind that swept through the region this week. The worst we suffered was that a tarp tore on the rabbit hoophouse, and a small hoophouse feed area cover flipped over. Trouble is, when the small hoophouse flipped the goats walked on it. […]

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The prevailing wisdom when starting a rabbit breeding operation for your own meat consumption is to start with a trio of 2 does and 1 buck. Rather, we recommend starting with a quartet of 3 does and 1 buck. Using our own personal experience, plus running the numbers of meat production, let me explain why we […]

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Another wintry week has passed! This one had record high temperatures, though, so we are thankful for the mild winter weather. We try to cut back to “maintenance mode” in winter with no special projects, but things always pop up. That’s when we really appreciate the mild winter weather! Since it’s not too frigid outside, […]

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It’s been another wonderful week on the homestead! There’s been a good amount of mud and dirty clothes, yes, but also warm weather and sunshine. We are thankful for the rain we received as well as the sunshine. Some of us (pigs!) are more thankful for the rain than others. The Pigs Are Porking Up! […]

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Over the last few weeks we have taken photos of all our breeding rabbits and posted them on the Our Rabbits page. This was no small feat! First, we have a lot of rabbits. Also, trying to get a rabbit to pose can be a challenging endeavor. We do not show, so our rabbits aren’t […]

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Happy Friday! We’ve had such wonderful weather the last few days. Who would imagine it’d be over 70 degrees in January? I know more character-building cold will come, and I’m fine with that. But I will enjoy today. Pork is Here! We now have a freezer full of pork from the two pigs we took to […]

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