The Benefits of Raising Rabbits on the Homestead

Nancy Smith and Heidi Hunt discuss the benefits of raising rabbits on the homestead, including rabbits as pets, raising rabbits for meat and using angora rabbit wool for weaving.

Top: The Dutch breed is recognized as the original Easter pet. Middle: The Belgian Hare was the first purebred rabbit imported into North America, arriving in 1888. Bottom: Giant Angoras provide a silky wool, which is shorn regularly from the animals.
Top: The Dutch breed is recognized as the original Easter pet. Middle: The Belgian Hare was the first purebred rabbit imported into North America, arriving in 1888. Bottom: Giant Angoras provide a silky wool, which is shorn regularly from the animals.
TOM GRIFFIN