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Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 8:07 am    Post subject: Today I will mostly be ...  Reply with quote    

... knocking rabbits on the head. Arvo will be skinning, our Helpxer will be mincing. Not looking forward to it very much to be honest.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8294
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Never fun.

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 8698
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

death is always grim. and meat production involves gore too.

I think I would find rabbits harder to do than chickens... do you?

robkb



Joined: 29 May 2009
Posts: 4205
Location: SE London
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You are Jeanette Winterson and I claim my 5.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yeah, CIG, I really don't like it at all. Partly because I am no so experienced, maybe? But it's definitely because they are so personable, with their little wrinkly noses and their cute flappy ears and the fact that they gambol towards you whiffling when you go out to feed them.

I am trying to focus on the fact that they've eaten the second sowing of borecale AGAIN and that we have no strawberries this year because of them. Needs must and all that.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35917
Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tis never easy to go from keeper to eater but as you say it is time.

i recon get the deeds done as efficiently as possible with kindness and bunny knowing nowt about what just happened to the ones before it and then do something fluffy for a bit while the first stew cooks for a yummy dinner .

Woo



Joined: 19 Sep 2011
Posts: 787
Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I had to kill 3 last night. The neighbour from hell is grumbling as they may have ventured off the range!
One of the other nice neighbours boys helped me corner one and was rewarded with one for their tea.
My other nice neighbour caught one in his fishing net which he refused to keep as he knows we planned to freeze them.
I offered one to the nasty neighbour by way of a peace offering but she declined as she said they wouldn't be good to eat as they hadn't spent their lives trapped in a cage
i have to admit by the end of the night i was a bit wrung out!
They are sweet to watch scamper around, but aren't all baby animals?
I killed one with the air gun but the other 2 were broomsticked.
I think I will leave the shooting to Steve.
i brought a huge fishing net today to try and nab the rest.
I did the rabbit in olive oil recipe at the weekend and am waiting for my hand mincer being delivered to make the burgers.
Happy faces at the dinner table make it all worthwhile.

bobs



Joined: 02 Feb 2014
Posts: 105
Location: somerset
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i know i shouldn't but ..........

bobs



Joined: 02 Feb 2014
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Location: somerset
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://youtu.be/cGyQmH9NZcw

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13510

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Its not possible but I wish I lived closer to you both. It doesn't bother me at all, I've had a life time of killing rabbits and must have bumped thousands of them off in my time. I just hope that they don't hold a grudge and they aren't all waiting for me when I go through the pearly gates.

Woo



Joined: 19 Sep 2011
Posts: 787
Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bodger wrote:
Its not possible but I wish I lived closer to you both. It doesn't bother me at all, I've had a life time of killing rabbits and must have bumped thousands of them off in my time. I just hope that they don't hold a grudge and they aren't all waiting for me when I go through the pearly gates.


you may come back as a rabbit!

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13510

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That might have its upside of course. I do like a nice bit of lettuce.

Castle Farm



Joined: 17 Sep 2008
Posts: 457
Location: Powys/Hereford Border.Near Hay-on-Wye
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 14 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I must have been about 14 and one of my uncles brought his girl friend to stay for the weekend.

Sunday morning for the men of the house was ferreting at dawn and back about mid day and drop the catch and down the pub.

Lunch was on the table at 2.30 or else. The girl friend was 'asked' to prepare a rabbit for the table and I got in about 1pm....She was sitting in the kitchen, mascara running down her face crying with a partly plucked rabbit on the table...We had chips that day.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13510

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 14 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You must have misheard Dave. The rumour was that she was like a rabbit not that she liked rabbit.

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