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12 years 7 months ago #21027 by Kiwi303
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I'm a rural boy, born in the waikato and grew up on 12 acres just outside hamilton, after Dad died, Mum used the life insurance to buy 62 acres out on the north king country coast, with wild goats galore coming sniffing around the Dairy goats, I was kept busy culling wild billies. Some years on, the 62 acre block is sold and now I'm with my mother and older sister on 291 hectares of south island sandfly paradise. Shorts have all but dissapeared from my wardrobe due to those little black midges!

I rear bunny rabbits in cages and shoot bunny rabbits in the paddocks, My mother and sister rear goats in paddocks and I shoot goats on hillsides. interesting opposites there :D in one spot an animal is a productive member of the farm, at another spot, it's redly bleeding dinner :D

I'm a great believer in not wasting what you harvest and have eaten many things others havent tried, Sparrow, Possum, Koura, Pukeko, Wild (billy)goat...

that's my story :D

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12 years 7 months ago #306943 by Pumpkingirl
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Sparrow? Surely it would take more effort to prepare than the kilojoules you got out of it?!?!?!? :D

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12 years 7 months ago #306950 by chicken_itis
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What rabbits do u breed kiwi? can rabbits and chickens live together in the same run?? lol.

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12 years 7 months ago #306960 by chicken_itis
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Kiwi when you said a while back that some Rai valleyans were admiring your banries where they dutch by any chance?? lol
and another q, do you have single or double laced barnies?

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12 years 7 months ago #306962 by kate
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Kiwi303;291054 wrote: ...Mum used the life insurance to buy 62 cares out on the north king country coast...

Freudian slip? [8D][8D][8D]

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12 years 7 months ago #306974 by Leeanne
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chicken_itis;291071 wrote: What rabbits do u breed kiwi? can rabbits and chickens live together in the same run?? lol.

A friend tried this all the rabbits died after a few monthss... Vet said it was salmonella from the chickens!

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12 years 7 months ago #306975 by Kiwi303
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Hmm... in order:

1) sparrow, pull the head off, pull the wings off, pull the bottom halves of the kegs off, just leaving the drumsticks (matchsticks?) and squeeze one end. the skin pops off and a quick poke with a nail file borrowed from the girl sitting next to you gets the innards out. very little preparation invovled. Raw sparrow, washed down with beer, doesn't taste that bad, a little crunchy with all the bones. Slightly nutty flavour, string a dozen on a bamboo skewer and BBQ with a brush of peanut or sunflower oil and they would be quite a nice dish to serve up.

2) Rabbits, Pedigree Standard Rex; White, Black and Blue, I'm still building up the blue numbers. I also have a number of x-bred backyard mutt Flemish Giant meat animals.

3) Cohabitation. Yup, rabbits and chooks will cohabitate quite happily. in fact when a number of little bunnies got out of mummies hutch and went exploring, they would hide from me by running into the chook house and hiding under the granpa feeder or under the nestboxes inside the house with all the locked in chooks just watching. The free rangings chook would ignore them as well. these were 6 inches long, the big 14 inch + rabbits are even safer from chooks.

4) Rai Valleyians, I'm deaf so accents aren't much use for me to pinpoint location, but these sounded kiwi, not foreign. They were the V8 guy and his wife down by the bridge.

5) Double laced I believe, they're not a single swipe of black along the outside of the feather edge, but that plus some barring in the body of the feather itself. My camera isn't flash enough to have a macro setting, and it's too small to see the nice pattern at the range it can focus on properly, so no pics forthcoming.

6) Freudian what? ;) :P Freud would like me :D he said a fear of guns is a sign of immaturity :D I have lots of guns so does that make me mature? :P

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12 years 7 months ago #306982 by chicken_itis
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I must be Immature! lol

Would you have a bunny or 2 to spare? anything that will be big, flemish x? :)
Chickens don't eat their grass down in the run enough and the lamb is out grown it (smashing everything and getting jammed in places fat wolly things can't fit!!)

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12 years 7 months ago #306992 by Kiwi303
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:) you should come out and have a look at my bunnies and barnies sometime :D I have a few surplus Flem-X and a new litter born today :D

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12 years 7 months ago #307038 by Jack
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Gidday

Kiwi, bloody good onya mate.

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12 years 7 months ago #307056 by chicken_itis
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Where abouts are you? Any where near tap, as that show is coming up in jan I do believe. and I think one of my horses leased over that way is going.

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12 years 7 months ago #307071 by LongRidge
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If I were in Rai and wanted to get to both Tapawera and Kawatiri, I'd go to Nelson, then Wakefield then left at Foxhill to St Arnaud, right at Tophouse, through St Arnaud. When you get to Kawatiri Junction, with the railway station but no lines to your right, you've gone too far.
To get from there to Tapawera, go to Kawatiri and turn right. Follow the road past Glenhope, over Spooners Hill, past Kohatu. Turn left just after the bent bridge over the Motueka, by the pub that's now closed. About 10km down there is Tapawera.

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12 years 7 months ago #307126 by Kiwi303
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we're only a few minutes by road from the Kawatiri rail platforms :D not far at all, but it's about 25-30 mins to tapawera.

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12 years 7 months ago #307178 by sundaysbest
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Kiwi303;291102 wrote: and a quick poke with a nail file borrowed from the girl sitting next to you gets the innards out.


Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha classic K303!!

Sundays :D :D

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12 years 7 months ago #307500 by chicken_itis
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Ok now I know where you are... :D Thanks google maps..

Where are your barnie lines from? the current chicks i have are from Fionna Appletons who sells on Tm in nelson (bababen)

I think we are going past this weekend on the way to the west coast. Depends on weather thou.. if it keeps on raining then yes lol

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