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Protecting Your Garden From Rodents and Other Small Animals

Protecting Your Garden From Rodents and Other Small Animals via Preparedness Advice

The other day I was talking to a friend who lives in one of the Rocky Mountain states.  It seems that they have an unusual heavy influx of voles this year. These voles have killed several of his young fruit trees by girdling them.

Now, I have talked to a surprising number of people who live in my area, who have never even heard of voles, even though they are fairly common. People are just not used to growing and having to depend on their gardens to survive. If they did, they would certainly know what animals in their area had the potential to destroy their crops.…

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Rabbit Cooking Tips

rabbitBecause rabbit tastes something like chicken, many people think you can cook it the same way.  But there is a big difference, it has very little fat so it can dry out and become tough if it is not cooked right.  In fact it is so lean that living on an exclusive diet of rabbit can lead to rabbit starvation and be fatal.

However, if eaten as part of a normal diet it is quite healthy and should cause you no problems.  The best way to cook them is slow cooked.  This includes roasting, stews or casseroles.  This keeps the meat nice and moist.…

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More on The Best Animals for Self Sufficiency

The post on raising animals brought in some great replies. http://bit.ly/Vy4493  I gained some good information from them.  After more studying and reading the comments, I have decided that if you are living in a semi urban area with limited access to acreage like me, that chickens and rabbits would be the best choice.

For those of you with more land and fencing, goats, pigs and other large animals should be considered.  If you have a big enough area, they can scavenge a lot of their own food.  But remember you need a lot of feed for them.  With chickens and rabbits, I think I could find enough feed in my area to keep them healthy.…

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