History of Ralph's Rabbit Ranch

History of Ralph's Rabbit Ranch

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rabbits - Pesky Critters or Valuable Resources

Today, rabbits are entrenched throughout the United States primarily in the southern and central areas of our country, with scattered populations sometimes seen in our northern deserts.

Although the rabbit can be a notorious pest for some home owners - we must remember that rabbits proved useful to many American citizens especially during the depressions of the 1890's and the 1930's, as well as during periods of American conflicts such as the Civil War,  WWI and WWII. 

Trapping rabbits helped farmers and cattlemen by providing them something to eat as well as earn an extra income by selling their meat and fur.  In some cases selling rabbits became a way for many earlier farmers to help pay off their farming debts. 

Rabbits meat was fed to working dogs out in the great west and often boiled then diced only to be fed to poultry many farmers and ranchers had. 

Later, with the introduction of refrigeration frozen rabbit carcases were exported and traded internationally. Rabbit pelts were used for years in the fur trade and are still used as a primary source of material in the felt hat industry. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Kids and Animals - Sometimes its funny

Clancy brought a magazine into work today which had this really neat article.  It highlighted how kids understand and describe animals that they find under the sea. 

Below are is a brief summary of some of their thoughts.  Hope you enjoy - I found it amusing.

       1. An Octopus is an animal that lives under
           the sea and has eight testicles.

     2.  Sharks are ugly and mean and have big
          teeth just like Emily Harris

     3.Some animals in the sea are dangers. 
        Electric eels give shocks and they live in
        underwater caves where they plug
        themselves in to recharge. 

       4.  Dolphins are mammals that breath
            through a special ass hole on the top of
            their head.

           5.  Oyster have little balls and they are called

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Good Costume Idea or Bad?

Please share your thoughts.  Is this a good rabbit costume or a bad idea? Halloween is almost here and we plan to take a few rabbits out Trick & Treating.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Win A Lucky Rabbits Foot

Here is your chance to win a lucky rabbits foot.

If you know of a restaurant, bistro or cafe that has rabbit on the menu let us know ans we will send you an 'Official Ralph's Rabbit Ranch Lucky Rabbit's foot. 

Just send us:

1) The name of the establishment

2)  The city in which it is located

3)  The state that it is located

Sorry - Federal law prevents us from sending winning rabbits feet to overseas destinations

*** Offer expires November 15th, 2014
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