Podcast Episode 2 – Rabbits and Philosophy on the Farm

Show Notes:

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News on the farm

Eggs are starting to be more regularly found, but they still aren’t using the egg-box. Chickens don’t like snow… they really don’t like white stuff.
Winter heat – propane vs wood… man we don’t gather enough wood.

***Warning – non-graphic discussion of eating meat, specifically rabbits

Rabbit Discussion

-Meat Rabbits-

Do you eat meat? – We do…

Philosophy on farm animals… sentience vs human need… but they are so tasty…

***Correction to gestation period of Rabbits – 31 days approx

NY Times article: http://ruhlman.com/2012/05/why-its-ethical-to-eat-meat/

Can’t do cattle – might someday do pigs, can do chickens and will – chicken feed conversion approx ratio 2 to 1; rabbits 2.5 to 1

Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Website that I’ve found the most useful from Rudolph’s Rabbit Ranch – http://www.rudolphsrabbitranch.com/rrr.htm

Shout out to Chequamegon Co-op! www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com

Duluth grill article – https://www.duluthgrill.com/why-were-raising-rabbits/

Music Intro and End used with permission by Sara Thomsen – Excerpt of song, Everything and More, from Album Everything Changes.

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  1. Carol says:

    Dude, its so weird to hear your voice on my computers. I like the podcast though.

  2. Judy says:

    It’s still weird for me too. (Even though I’ve edited my own audio… not to mention the voice over stuff. 🙂 I sound cooler in my head than I do recorded….

    Thanks for the comment and compliment!

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