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Teresa Pilegaard is a wife and mother of two in the Piedmont region of Virginia. She grew up reading James Herriott books and dreaming of working with horses or becoming a veterinarian, but never of being a farmer. She works part-time at Whiffletree Farm in Warrenton, VA as the Marketing Assistant and Farm Tour Director. Inspired by the farmers there, she started Lone Rose Homestead where she raises pastured animals: silver fox rabbits, quail, and sheep. She started the group Virginia Silver Fox Rabbit Breeders and hopes to flood Virginia with education on commercial type and good quality breeding stock!
Raising rabbits can be an “easy” project if you aren’t worried about the financial aspects of raising your own food and if you only want a couple breeding does. If you simply care about knowing where your food comes from then rabbits may work well for you. But if you want to know where your […]
Rabbit coccidiosis is an extremely contagious infection caused by protozoa parasites that can infect the digestive tract or liver of rabbits. It can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Last week, we had to cull twenty young rabbits after an outbreak was discovered on our homestead. Both my husband and I were heartbroken. I coped by […]
Beginners raising meat rabbits can learn much from those who show rabbits. Here are 3 lessons I learned that have improved my meat rabbit breeding stock. We went to a farmers market. The farm had a rabbit and that was it, my one year old was in love. We thought she’d grow out of it, […]