I hate rabbit

fruitcrazJune 2, 2012

I Went out to check on the orchard and garden and found out that the rabbit has bitten my two new grafted carmine jewel cherries on colt rootstock I grafted myself in half about 6" off the ground in a 45 degree angle.. I don't know why they just slice the trees in half but not eat the cut off portions. I will fence the trees now and wait for the new sprouts above the graft and in the mean time the pellet gun is loaded and ready for war. An eye for an eye. Wish me luck.


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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Darn!...good luck!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 7:36PM
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Bradybb WA-Zone8

Shenandoah Valley Rabbit Casserole

RabbitSalt & pepperThymeBay leavesBaconWaterSeasoned bread crumbs
Cut rabbit into serving pieces (avoid sack in gall bladder). Soak young rabbit 1 to 2 hours, older ones soak 12 to 18 hours in 1 teaspoon salt per quart of water. After soaking wrap meat in damp cloth and store overnight in cold place. Butter a casserole dish and add layers of rabbit pieces; sprinkle with salt, pepper, 1/2 teaspoon thyme and 3 bay leaves. Add 5 slices bacon. Repeat until all rabbit is used.

Pour 1 cup water over casserole. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 2 hours or until tender. Remove cover and sprinkle with 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs. Bake another 30 minutes and serve.

Slow Cooked Rabbit

1 wild rabbit [cleaned, in pieces] 2 T. butter
2 cloves garlic [minced] 1 onion [chopped]
Dash of salt 2 C. Water
4 T. brown sugar 1 T. chili powder
4 T. Worcestershire sauce 4 T. vinegar
1 tsp. Tabasco 1 C. catsup

Place rabbit pieces in slow cooker. In saucepan, put all other ingredients; bring to boil for 1 minute. Pour sauce over rabbit in slow cooker. Turn on low heat for 6-7 hours until tender.

Rabbit On a Stick

4lb deboned rabbit backs and legs cut into small cubes
4tbl spoons olive oil
5cloves garlic minced
2tbl spoons rosemary
3tbl spoons parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

Place rabbit "cotton tail> cubes in combined marinade and let marinade over night

Place rabbit on skewers "small portions> roll skewers in flour then in egg then in seasoned bread crumbs.

Heat a cast iron frying pan with oil and brown skewers in oil place browned skewers in roasting pan standing vertical and roast at 400 degrees for 40 minutes enjoy serve with a nice Niagara merlot.
Happy Hunting and Good Gunning!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 8:03PM
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    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 12:14AM
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megamav(5a - NY)

Sight it in, and hit 'em between the eyes.
No guilt, plenty of rabbits to go around.
If you think they're cute, get a pet rabbit.


    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 2:19AM
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You need a good dog!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 6:20AM
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Noogy(6 sw mi)

You need one of those bigger than usual hybrid cats.

Brady- i suppose that recipe would do woodchuck too. We shot one that had set up shop IN my moms garden it weighed 36 pounds.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 10:09AM
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Most cats will do in baby rabbits, which helps keep the population in check. I sure miss my rabbit-hunting cat who'd bring down the really big ones.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 12:56PM
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Agreed, rabbit is delicious.
My personal favorite way to cook it is to bake it in a cake pan full of brown sugar baked beans with onions and potatoes.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 4:18PM
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blazeaglory(10 SZ22/24 OC Ca)
    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 10:17PM
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They did the same to me, since I was slow in fencing my Crimson Passion cherry (from St. Lawrence Nursery.). I'm convinced they take a bite and decide its not tasty enough to eat. Too late though. I have enough left that it's growing again behind its fence. Good luck with your plants!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 11:29PM
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