Relaxing walk through the winter woods

A beautiful walkthrough of our woods in winter.

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The Truth behind harvesting Wild Rice

Minnesota is known for its abundant wild rice, but not many people harvest their own wild rice… before we started we wondered why? But when we started, we understood… but still continue every year! Check out our YouTube video about the truth of harvesting wild rice.

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Golden laced Wyandotte

Some pictures of our beautiful Golden Laced Wyandotte rooster.

Rabbit labels

Hey everyone,

When you first start your rabbitry you only have a few and so it’s easy to tell who is who. Than you try to move them around to get the best setting and who sits best next to who (because not all rabbits get along). Than you get to the point where rabbits breed like rabbits, you buy more rabbits, and you soon find yourself asking the dangerous question: which rabbit is this?!

Don’t get to that point. It’s not fun.

The easiest way to identify your rabbits is to use rabbit labels. These can be as simple as index cards or card stock and writing the gender and name on them. You could include more info such as the tattoo number, birthdate, or anything else you may want at a glance but most of the information should be kept on your rabbit records so it isn’t easily lost.

For our label system all the rabbits have if they are bucks or does. We keep the bucks labels pretty simple: tattoo number, name, birthday. Breeding does have everything listed above and a simple breeding record; all other details on breeding does are on the rabbit record on our computer. When the kits are old enough to be separated from the mother they are sexed, put in their own cages, and their card is a basic gender and birthday and a star if we intent on showing the rabbit.

The label system really helps you see at a glance who it is, what it is, and how old it is. The labels can be as simple as an index card that slides in and out of the J- feeder and can be moved to a transport cage so you never lose track of your rabbits.

We have also used clear name tag sleeves with metal clip tags and those work even better for keeping them dry in the elements and also easily moved.

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God Bless,

Darrick and Kay

The best wild rice recipe

Hello everyone,

Every September Darrick and a friend went out and harvested the wild rice on our lake with a canoe and a long stick. It was hard work and a long day but we ended up with 20lbs of wild rice from our own land!

With all this wild rice we tried several recipes but this is our favorite.

1 cup Wild rice (rinsed well)

2 cups water

2 tsp chicken or beef broth

1 carrot (cut up)

1 celery (cut up)

1/2 onion (chopped)

Add all ingredients to a sauce pan (big enough for some expansion as the rice soaks up water) and bring to a boil. Cover and turn off heat. Let sit for 15-20 minutes (see note) until all the water is absorbed.

Note- Our rice doesn’t have the black hull, so it cooks much faster than store bought wild rice. This recipe makes about 4 servings.

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God bless,

Darrick and Kay
He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.

-Proverbs 10: 5