Friday, September 30, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Video: How to collect clay from your yard free and easy

One of my future goals is to build an earthen oven. It requires a lot of clay, and clay is an expense that Im not willing to pay. While I was digging garden beds, I noticed so much clay in the ground, it got me excited for that earthen oven. I decided to see if I could harvest pure clay easy enough to justify more digging.

Watch the video to see how you can utilize that free resource. When money really matters, FREE is always the way to go for homesteaders and wannabes alike.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Video: Processing a deer start to finish

I have never hunted myself, but I have been around hunters my whole life. I have gotten to a stage in life where I believe my heart  can do it now for the sake of freedom and self sustainability, and to know that the meat I eat isnt suffering on a factory farm.

I dont know how to even shoot a gun yet, but I anxious to find a teacher now.

The video below shows how Chris in the video processes his deer. He is good at it, and processes deer for others as well.

I cannot answer any questions about his methods or anyone elses methods because I dont have that experience mtself.

Also if you are close to Slocomb AL and would like to show me the ropes of shooting and hunting, please get in touch with me!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How to boil farm fresh eggs for a clean and easy peel

Anyone that raises their own chickens for eggs knows how difficult it can be to peel those boiled eggs.

Watch the video to see how you can boil your farm fresh eggs for the easy peel.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Watch a chick hatch from its shell

I never hatched any chicks on my own because while I was growing up, we always had little chicks following behind a mama.

Watch the video. Its was amazing to see that WE did this!

Friday, January 15, 2016

How to alum tan rabbit hides: Videos from start to finish

There's been alot of buzz online about alum tanning rabbit hides. I decided that since I've been alum tanning successfully that I would make some videos that explains how it's done.

Watch the 2 videos and get the written instructions.

Friday, January 8, 2016

A close look at wolves, warbles, botfly strike in animals

Watch this video of wolves or warbles in a squirrel. All of your animals have the potential to be infected by fly strike.

The larvae are implanted in the animals skin by the adult fly. The larvae grows there, leaving the animal with infection in the area. You can remove the larvae often by only squeezing it out from an open hole of the skin, but if the skin is healed over the infested area,  you may need to make a small incision in the skin to push the larvae out.
Once the larvae has been removed, clean the wound thoroughly and apply a topical antiseptic or blue coat to the wound and keep it clean. You may find that the infection from it is bad enough to justify using antibiotics. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Real Rex Rabbit Fur pillows

As I raise my rabbits for meat, I try to breed them for specific patterns and colors because I don't let anything go to waste. I tan the hides and use them for beautiful, hand sewn projects such as pillows, blankets, scarves, hats, and gloves. I also preserve the feet and tails for charms and the ears for dog treats.  I waste nothing and these animals are cared for very well here at Sustainable-Dreams-Rabbitry.

The pillows listed here are for sale. The prices at this point are figured by how many rabbit pelts were used and not by adding my time to craft them. If you do a search on Google for Rex fur items, you will see the value in Rex fur. All of my sales go back into the rabbitry and the dream to achieve a self sustained homestead.

The black and white pillow is not Rex fur. It has 9 pelts in it and is stuffed with polyester fill. It's firm and is 25 inches X 12 inches. I am pricing this pillow at 5.00 per pelt used. $45.00

The brown patchwork pillow is castor with some opal color, real Rex fur. I am pricing it for 5 pelts used in it at 10.00 per pelt. $50.00

I will ship these pillows anywhere in the US for an additional cost of $10.00 sh. Payment can be made via PayPal for online purchases.

If you are a local and close to Slocomb AL. I will give details on pick up via text message at (334)479-2091.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Video: How to easily cut your rabbits nails

Cutting a rabbits nails is pretty easy once you get the feel of them the way I show you in the video.

I use human toenail clippers and they are very effective and comfortable for my hands.

Watch the video and see how easy it is to cut your rabbits nails.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Brain Tanning Rabbit Hides vs. Alum Tanning Rabbit Hides

I am pretty new in the world of tanning hides, so I try it all out as I go. I am very pleased to say that rabbit hides are very easy to do using either of the methods mentioned here.

I tried out brain tanning on a deer hide first. Well, not me, but my boyfriend did and I assisted. It was both our first times. After seeing the mistakes we made with our first brain tanned hide, I knew I had learned enough to get it just a bit better. Instead of a deer hide though, I decided to use a rabbit hide in order to see if brain tanning would be better or worse than alum tanning which I have been doing already with the rabbit hides.

Ive concluded that for rabbit pelts, I prefer the cleaner alum tan, but now, I must wait until hunting season to be able to compare some buck skins the same way.

Watch the video below and tell me what you think by commenting below. Which method would you prefer?

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