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Farm Name: Promised Land Homestead

Year Farm Established: 2011

Years I’ve been farming: 4 years

Animals I raise: Angora rabbit named Neelix
I plan to raise chickens, goats and more rabbits. I want to have a no-kill farm. Is that even possible? Everything I read encourages culling.

Crops I grow: Nothing yet. I am still looking for my land.

Hobbies I enjoy: My animals, crocheting, card making and learning about hobby farming.

Club/Associations memberships: American Rabbit Breeders Association

The proudest moment on my farm: The day I bought my first livestock animal - a white English Angora rabbit.

Pets: 2 cats, 1 dog (therapy dog), an Alexandrine Parrot, a white dove and 3 goldfish.

Farm Motto: Faithful is HE who promised.

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Thanks for the helpful hint on rabbits in the house. We have three dogs who stay in the house, and although I think Hootie would probably adopt the bunny as her new best friend, I'm afraid Pete would adopt it as his next best meal! But trust me. Before we do get the rabbits, there will be a few alterations on the barn. It's already secure for rabbits, but I have a tendency to overdo on their creature comforts. If you don't mind, when I get closer to getting them, I'd love to ask you some questions about their care, health and wellbeing. I know I can read a lot about it, but personal experience really tells you so much more. I'm still praying for you for your farm. Give Neelix a hug for me!!!!

Come visit me, The Farm Wife & Paradise Plantation.

03/01/2011 05:00.26 AM Report This Comment  
  I'm in Love!!!!
Oh, he is so precious!!!! Angoras are some of the cutest critters alive, in my book. Thanks for the comment on our proudest moment. And just be patient. You'll have your land before you know it. I really want to know how your experiment with the fiber turns out. Are you going to use it to spin? That's my plan, but I'm not sure how soon I'll be able to do that. Although, my husband managed to get a divided cage to house 10 rabbits this weekend. However, I'm not sure if I want to raise my bunnies in the barn, even if it is warm/cool and well protected. I think he just misunderstood what type of rabbit I wanted. Keep me posted on how things go. And as far as the no kill, it is possible, but take if from someone who has had to face that decision. It's tough. My only advice is to stand by your convictions. And remember, not only is He faithful, anything is possible through Him, as well. Just ask!

Come visit me, The Farm Wife & Paradise Plantation.

02/22/2011 04:50.25 AM Report This Comment  
Your angora is beautiful!

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02/19/2011 04:44.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Kinder Goats
Please visit my expanded farming blog at http://faithartfarming.blogspot.com/.

Come visit me, Sunset Kinders.

02/17/2011 11:05.12 AM Report This Comment  
Kinder means child in German. The Kinder goat is a newer breed and is a cross between a Nubian doe and a Pigmy buck. They produce a gentle, smaller goat that is a dual purpose dairy and meat goat. They are wonderful! Some of my photos are actually drawings of my animals.

Come visit me, Sunset Kinders.

02/17/2011 10:43.20 AM Report This Comment  
  New photos
I thought I would add a few photos of my animals. There is also a picture of our converted parrot cage. Treasure (white dove) is now housed in the top, while Neelix (white English Angora rabbit) has his home in the bottom part of the cage. We used 1/2 inch hardware cloth to partition the cage. Newspaper catches Treasure's droppings. We also made a wire bottom a couple of inches above the pull-out tray to catch Neelix's droppings. I am still working on training him to use his litter box to urinate in; he gets it about 50 percent of the time.

Come visit me, Promised Land Homestead.

02/17/2011 07:13.52 AM Report This Comment  
  No Kill Farm
The more I read, the more I realize a no-kill farm is an unrealistic ideal. If I am going to keep livestock, some of them are going to have to go for meat. I am hoping to raise mammals for fibre and dairy to avoid culling as much as possible. I should probably learn how to spin. :)

Come visit me, Promised Land Homestead.

02/17/2011 06:18.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Litter trained bunny
Yes, Neelix looks very big in that picture. He is a little over 6 pounds of flesh with lots of wool. He probably doesn't look quite so big now, as I have been grooming him almost everyday and I've got a bag full of wool to prove it.
As for litter training, we are working on it. It's about 50/50 at this stage. If I can get him to consistently pee in his box that will be good enough, I suppose. My dog likes to clean up his little round turds. My son says, "Kaeli thinks Neelix is a never ending treat dispenser."

Come visit me, Promised Land Homestead.

02/17/2011 06:13.12 AM Report This Comment  
That is one big bunny! Is it house trained? I know what you mean about the "no kill". I plan on all my animals being pets/named...couldn't kill or eat one of my pets.

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02/17/2011 04:03.18 AM Report This Comment  
You can have a no kill farm, but you'll have to sell off your extras or you'll be over run!

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02/16/2011 09:05.57 PM Report This Comment  
I wish you luck on the no kill farm ideal.

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02/16/2011 12:38.09 AM Report This Comment  
  is that a cat dog or rabbit? :D

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02/15/2011 08:08.50 PM Report This Comment  


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