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Recently, there were a few questions asked about rabbits on a previous thread. Here's a decent site I've found that has great links:
Much of it is about commercial rabbit farming, but a lot of the knowledge can be used toward family consumption instead of market production. Hope this helps.
-- Deb M. (email@example.com), November 15, 1999
We'll need all the luck we can get. How do they preserve the feets anyways? Freeze drying?
-- Y2Kook (Y2Kook@usa.net), November 15, 1999.
Y2Kook, I'm not sure whether your request on how to preserve rabbits feet is a serious one or not. However, just incase it is a genuine request. :)
Cut the rear legs (Lower joint down) off the rabbit with the fur still on as soon as possible after killing the rabbit. Heat the Rabbits feet in the microwave for five to ten seconds on high, then hang them outside in the fresh air for a week.
We do this often as our cats love playing with rabbits feet, and we have had one foot that has lasted intact for as long as five years before the cats finally started to pull the fur out.
-- Malcolm Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 15, 1999.
Now you've done it. I have officially learned way too much.
-- April (Alwzapril@home.com), November 15, 1999.
Malcolm Taylor --
Thanks! This was something I hadn't considered. Cat toys. (I have four *BIG* guys and they are a little rough on toys.) This could be useful even if Y2K is a BITR. A little varmint hunting in the spring and the cats have toys for the rest of the year.
-- just another (email@example.com), November 15, 1999.
I hope your microwave is a wood-fuelled one! :-) Otherwise, you might have to dry the meat (feet?) slowly using a smoke house or something to keep flies off until the outside surface has dried. Then dry it in the sun.
-- David Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 15, 1999.