We held our very first official Backyard Meat Rabbit Workshop in August! After teaching a handful of friends on an individual level and presenting to a crowd at the Mother Earth News Fair, it only made sense to start hosting actual workshops. I absolutely LOVE helping other people get started in raising rabbits for meat (or fiber). Meat rabbits can be a gateway into homesteading and self-sufficiency, which TS and I are passionate about.
Our workshops mainly take place in the barn where we talk about the basics of rabbit care and demonstrate handling, grooming, nail-trimming, and sexing. We attempted some breeding, but neither pair was “into” it – maybe it was the mid-day heat or maybe they didn’t appreciate an audience! We then had several rabbits that were dispatched and processed. The dispatch takes place at the barn and then we move on to the tent/tables. Workshop attendees can watch or participate depending on their comfort level. After the processing, we had a rabbit meat tasting and one of the attendees at this workshop brought dessert! Our first workshop was fun for all and I can’t wait for the next one. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on future workshops.