So, Doug gets in last night at about 8:45. He had to pick up the feed pans, turn the feed tubes up, and turn the chicks out into the back half of the barns. You see, the first week we have them, they occupy just the front half of the 400' long barns as it is much too hard to keep the whole barn heated. After a week, we like to open up the back half so the floors don't get wet and the birds can spread out. Doug figures he bends over and stands back up about 200 times per barn, picking up those pans and turning the tubing. All he says is, "tonight is a 4 ibuprofen night," as he eats his supper, downs the ibuprofen, and heads for the shower. He is asleep on the couch by 10:00.
It is 2:30 pm, the day is sunny and warm with just a cool breeze. I've been working in the attic organizing patterns and yarn. Doug left at about 9:00 this morning, fed the horses, and checked in on the barns. He left to go rabbit hunting about 10:00. Alice told me of a great way to cook the rabbit, and it hasn't failed yet:
Alice and Dianna's Wild Rabbit
Take the cleaned and soaked rabbit (you want to soak the cleaned rabbit for at least 24 hours in salted water. I've even marinated it in Allegro Game Tame for another day) and put into a crockpot with about 1/2 c of water per rabbit. Season with salt, pepper, and about 4 or 5 bay leaves. Cook until rabbit is done, but not falling off the bones. Remove from crockpot.
Season all purpose flour with Bay Seasoning, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cumin--all in a gallon zip bag. Put the rabbit in the bag with seasoned flour and shake it up until the rabbit is completely coated Fry in vegetable oil over medium heat until browned--about 5 minutes.
Make gravy with leftover flour or plain flour. Serve rabbit with fresh, steamed vegetables, white beans, fresh biscuits, baked potatoes.
who are we?
We are avid seamstresses and crafters since the ORIGINAL 1970's, and we're still going strong. We're also yarn, fabric, and pattern hoarders. ("Speak for yourself," protests Alice.) We, ok, I haven't parted with my stash in over 40 years until now. Maybe we'll have something that you just can't live without! Enjoy browsing!
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