This Rabbit Hutch Kills Fascists
Early this morning before heading off to work, I was dragging our rabbit tractor with 10 juvenile bunnies eight feet into new grass and was reminded of an exchange I had on Zero Hedge several days earlier.
Well, when it's the only thing you can afford - then of course you are going to buy it.
Consumers WANT to make better choices...
This is such horseshit. Stop kidding yourself.
Consumers only real choice is to consume MOAR or MOARER.
Consumer's give up any real power to choose when they become consumers.
Do my cattle, rabbits, and chickens get to choose what they want to eat? No.
The producers get to choose to feed you whatever is most profitable.
Don't be a consumer, be a producer, if you really and truly do, "...WANT to make better choices."
Then, I thought about Warren Buffet’s recent acquisition of Heinz and the fact that Coca Cola, Wal-Mart, ADM (Supermarket to the World), Kraft Foods, John Deere, and Costco are also major holdings of Berkshire Hathaway. I remembered how I felt when I discovered that our elected representatives have made it illegal for anyone other than the government to test for Mad Cow Disease in the United States. I remembered reading Ron Paul’s letter regarding raw milk producers being raided. One of the characteristics of a fascist nation came to mind:
“Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.”
Then a funny idea occurred to me. Woody Guthrie often performed with the phrase, “This Machine Kills Fascists,” inscribed on his guitar.
I considered that this machine, my rabbit tractor, also kills fascists in the exact same way, and so do my handmade rabbit hutch, mobile chicken house, garden, and fruit trees.
Is raising some rabbits or chickens in your backyard or on your apartment’s rooftop really going to change the world? I don’t know. No single drop of water ever believes it is responsible for the flood. I do know that it is incredibly satisfying to take action. What is the saying? Knowledge without action is insanity.
Raising rabbits is easy, they breed like rabbits, and it is especially fun and rewarding if you have children. Rabbits are probably the best animal to learn to butcher, and the meat is delicious and healthy. Here are a couple of excellent resources if you want to be a raindrop:
Bass Equipment Company
The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition
Carla Emery, $ 19.77
Especially if one does not live on a farm, it is a good thing to know the how, when, what, and where of providing for ourselves.
Finally, here are some of our results to help motivate you.
Rabbit cooked in cream, white wine, and rosemary with potato galettes.
Rabbit cooked in vinegar with whipped parsnips.
Roasted rabbit loin with home-grown haricots verts and wild rice.
The rabbit hutch built by me and the little horsemen.
What a fun way for kids to learn multiplication.