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frewen

First rabbit (proud wife moment)

Chrispystix shot his first rabbit Cool



Rabbit for tea tomorrow then Wink Very Happy
Penny Outskirts

hello1

Well done!!
sean

In your kitchen? Doesn't seem very sporting. Wink
Congratulations Chrispystix.
Mary-Jane

Excellent. I love rabbit! I was quite a bit younger when I shot my first...and burst into tears sobbing "Oh God - I've just shot Thumper" Sad

Didn't last long though.
Jonnyboy

Good work, enjoy!
gil

Nice work. Well done Very Happy

Mmmm..... rabbit casserole
chrispystix

Anyone care to hear the tale......Grabs popcorn.

After several trips out and a few rabbit sightings I was pleased to see dark skys and a bit of wind to disguise my heavy feet. I walked across the field to my regular starting point. After attaching the lamp and loading the subsequent "lucky" pellet I started out. I have a favourite clearing not a few minutes walk and made for it directly.
Nervously, I took one step after another until I reached a point close enough to where I thought the rabbit would be. With a flick of the switch I cast red light into the clearing and.....Nothing. Mad
Just as I decided to move on I sweeped the light left and OMG. A bunny. Up on its back legs and side on!!!!
Needless to say I hit it. A little low for my liking but still in the head and it died very quickly.
A call to my neighbour has the skin and cleaning done and he (as I now know) is ready for the pot.

Feel a little mixed. Mostly proud and excited. Its the first animal I have intentionally killed so that is a bit wierd but not without good cause and I have said I will take care of the Christmas Chickens so good prep.

Thanks for listening....
Jamanda

Well done. You'll enjoy that casserole!
Penny Outskirts

It's an odd feeling isn't it Confused I must admit I don't like the killing bit at all, but I'm quite happy skinning and gutting the little lovelies Very Happy
kevin.vinke

Congratulations! Cool
vegplot

Re: First rabbit (proud wife moment)

Frewen wrote:




"And to avoid all that messy paunching business, we're just going to pop it in straight into the oven?"

Well done. Hope it tastes good.
Brownbear

Congratulations. Nothing tastes quite as good as one's first quarry.
marigold

Excellent Very Happy . It's too long since I had bunny casserole...
happy

Channel 4: do you live off the land to save money?

To all you brilliant hunters out there

Firstly to introduce myself - my name is Claire Braden and I am a first-time director who has just been commissioned my first half hour film. I am making it about people who are very good at saving money and being frugal. The reason I have come on this site is because I want to find someone who can show me how they largely survive without going to spend money in supermarkets etc. Do any of you know of anyone who largely lives off shooting their own meat and possibly growing their own veg? I want to find a true country man or woman who can take me in to the countryside and show me how to live off the land.

I am featuring 4 or 5 people in the half hour film - so it is just a 5 minute portrait of someone who has achieved this way of living. I would love it if you could put me in touch with them. My contact details are tel: 0207 482 5885 or email claire.braden@zkktv.com

Thanks for your help - please do let me know about anyone suitable and then they can decide if it is for them or not.
Claire
lettucewoman

Well done!! Very Happy
frewen

It made a very nice rabbit pie, crust done with some "ethical" Dove's flour and lard rendered out of Nick's half a pig (thank you Nick) some onion from the allotment and some foraged sweet chestnuts Cool

..and no Vegplot - he knows how to paunch and skin a rabbit - he doesn't see a crate of milkbottles and think its a cows nest Wink
Cathryn

Smile I managed to persuade my children that rabbit was rather nice after all. Slow cooked with sage. Now got to persuade daughter to take time out of busy social life and come shooting with me. She is a much better shot.
Slim

I'm jealous Very Happy
Rob R

Brownbear wrote:
Congratulations. Nothing tastes quite as good as one's first quarry.


Mine was gritty.
Brownbear

Re: Channel 4: do you live off the land to save money?

happy wrote:
To all you brilliant hunters out there

Firstly to introduce myself - my name is Claire Braden and I am a first-time director who has just been commissioned my first half hour film. I am making it about people who are very good at saving money and being frugal. The reason I have come on this site is because I want to find someone who can show me how they largely survive without going to spend money in supermarkets etc. Do any of you know of anyone who largely lives off shooting their own meat and possibly growing their own veg? I want to find a true country man or woman who can take me in to the countryside and show me how to live off the land.

I am featuring 4 or 5 people in the half hour film - so it is just a 5 minute portrait of someone who has achieved this way of living. I would love it if you could put me in touch with them. My contact details are tel: 0207 482 5885 or email claire.braden@zkktv.com

Thanks for your help - please do let me know about anyone suitable and then they can decide if it is for them or not.
Claire


And of course, it would never cross your mind to lampoon your subjects as savages, would it?

I am suspicious - you talk of a 'first film' which makes you sould like a film student or similar, but use an email address that leads to a half-finished website that refers to all manner of TV programmes without giving the reader any idea what connection, if any, there is between them and ZKTV.
Mrs Baggins

Well done! ANy reports on how that bunny tasted??
frewen

It was lovely thanks Very Happy

...and he drew and plucked the pheasant that we had last night (that's normally my job you see).

He's becoming rather handy to have around Cool
sean

How's he getting on with the compost heap? Wink
frewen

We are still working on that one Laughing

He does want to keep ducks though Very Happy

Not that the two things are related - before you ask Laughing
Mrs Baggins

Quote:
It was lovely thanks


Sounds lovely! Well done!

I so want to start living off the land like this too... we have bunnies galore in our garden... and pheasant... and I have just learned that there are wild deer and wild boar in the area too.

I have just been invited on a shoot. I can't wait but I confess to being a bit nervous cos the last time I held a gun, I was 10. I shot a fox. And to this day it remains the one thing I have ever killed.

Good on ya. Must taste a million times better 'cos you went out there and caught it yourselves!


Good luck with your next quarry!
nettie

Ooo lovely, congrats! I love rabbit Very Happy

We really ought to get ourselves sorted with suitable firearms and training, there were 4 of the fattest partridges I've ever seen trotting around in the field right outside our house yesterday, and not a damn thing we could do about it. We get loads of hares mooching about as well.
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