History of Ralph's Rabbit Ranch

History of Ralph's Rabbit Ranch

Monday, June 30, 2014

Public Safety Advisory

Just received this information from a friend and wanted to get it out ASAP. The US Homeland Security Agency has just issued its latest advisory notice which we we should all take heed. If your work involves serving the public or dealing with a lot of foreign customers this information could save your life.

According to homeland security the number one tactic terrorists and ‘disturbed US citizens’ are now using is - to conceal their weapons. 

Concealing or disguising their weapons from the public is necessary especially when they enter government buildings, large transportation centers, metropolitan business centers and outdoor public gathering places.

Please look closely at the picture provided. 

At first glance - to an untrained eye – this might look like a normal “Red Solo party cup”; however if you study the picture carefully you might be able to notice there is a fully loaded, automatic Glock 18 - C pistol carefully hidden inside the red cup.

Analyst and forecasters at Homeland Security believe terrorists and disturbed American citizens may soon be using this ‘Red Solo cup’ disguise trick to conceal their weapons.

During these troubling times is important we all stay vigilant. We urge you to share this information with your colleagues, co-workers and neighbors. Remember if you, your co-workers or neighbors, are not able to spot a weapon disguised like this you might just be the recipient of a cup of hot lead.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Little Ranch Humor

Most people don't know this and hey - that's okay.

What are the brims of cowboy hats turned up on the two sides?

So three cowboys can fit in a pickup truck.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kung Pao or BBQ's Rabbit Which Do You Prefer?

In case you have never eaten Kung Pao - Kung Pao is a well known Chinese meal associated with the Szechuan style of Chinese cooking.   Kung Pao generally includes chicken, chilies (which gives it its full flavor) vegetables and peanuts; however, other common bases for Kung Pao are shrimp and pork.  

Recommendation - If you like Kung Pao chicken or pork or shrimp we are sure you will love Kung Pao rabbit we make it all the time at the ranch and everyone loves it.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Haggis or Rabbit Which Do You Prefer?

The national dish of Scotland is commonly thought of as haggis. A quick definition of haggis is sheep's liver, onions, suet, salt and oatmeal. Traditionally all these ingredients were placed in a sheep's stomach and then simmered in water for a lengthy time to make sure everything is cooked.

Some people think haggis is a delicacy while other are downright repulsed at the thought of eating such a concoction based on it unique aroma. To maximize the acceptance of haggis modern receipts often recommend sausage casings be used rather than an actual sheep's stomach.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Rabbit Trivia # 9 What is Rabbit Meat?

Something people are unaware of.  With with all its healthy benefits - lean and packed with protein - rabbit meat does not have a strong flavor.  In fact many people find the taste of properly prepared rabbit meat irresistible. 

Because rabbit meat does look dark (similar to color of chicken legs and chicken thighs) many shoppers and home cooks erroneously refer to rabbit as a dark meet.  However because rabbit is so low in fat it is actually considered a white meat by food industry professionals.

Rabbit is generally most flavorful when it is 'quickly prepared' such as in pan frying or when it is BBQ.  However true lovers of rabbit meat prefer to cook their rabbit slow as a in stew. 

One thing most professional cooks and Chefs agree on is that rabbit meat should never be roasted or oven baked - without a high fat content the meat with just be to dry to really savor. 

Finally, the flavor of rabbit is thought by many to be very  comparable to a roasted chicken - though we wouldn't say it was identical.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Have you ever noticed that herds of grazing animals all face the same way?

As most of you know - Ralph's Ranch is a Rabbit Ranch - our job is to raise Gourmet Rabbits.  We do not raise beef nor dairy cattle therefore we we found this story about revelations made by Google Earth very interesting.  It was sent to us by one of our customers and we found it interesting.

For the past 2 1/2 years we have been noticing this more and more since it was brought to our attention?  Is it a coincidence or is it really a phenomenon?  

If any of you readers are - or were - cattle people or worked on a dairy farmer we would sure appreciate any insights you might have on this fascinating subject.

Thanks Ralph

Below is the short article for you to review.  Any thoughts you can share will be greatly appreciated. 

{These cattle are grazing - in an perfect north to south position}

Images from Google Earth have now confirmed that both dairy and beef cattle tend to align their bodies in a north-south direction when grazing.

Wild deer and horses also display this behavior. This is a phenomenon that has apparently gone unnoticed by herdsmen, hunters and people living in wooded areas for thousands of years.

Scientists say the Earth’s magnetic fields may influence the behavior of animals when they graze.  Remember the Earth for all practical purposes is a actually a huge magnet, with a magnetic north and south pole.

Scientists have long known that many animal species such as birds, butterflies salmon and whales etc. use the Earth’s magnetic fields to guide them during their annual migrations - its like a natural built in GPS.  
Detailed studies have also confirmed that bats use an “internal magnetic compass” to help them sense their direction.

The next time you drive past a herd of deer or a herd of horse stop and look at them.  Are the majority facing either a north or south direction? 

Dr. Sabine Begall, from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, studied the magnetic sensors of mole rats – small African animals that live deep underground in tunnels - that never come above ground.  Their tunnels are always dug in a north / south pattern.

Professor John Phillips, a sensory biologist from Virginia Tech University, believes there might just be a sixth ‘magnetic;’ sense in the animal kingdom” - especially among cattle, horses and deer.
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