Welcome to One Acre Farm!
It very literally IS just one acre. What can you breed/grow/do with just one acre? That is the question that started us on our journey into "micro-farming." So far, with our one acre, we are raising 3 kids, 5 cats (give or take...), some raised bed gardens of different sizes and, most importantly, rabbits. We currently raise purebred Californian, NZW, and Rex Rabbits.
Our Californian lines include:
*Fox Meadows is no longer actively breeding rabbits, but is still a great 4H contact.
Our Rex (not Mini Rex) lines include:
Amanda Fritsch of Dollyrock Farm in Wisconsin (Chocolate)
Annette McDaniel of Victory Garden Rabbits, near Bakersfield, California (Broken Black & Blue)
Teresa Miller, of Funny Bunny Farm Rabbits in Edna, Texas (Castor & Opal)
Renea Slovak of Michigan (Broken Chocolate)
Jessica Decker of Double Decker Farm, NY State (Broken Castor & Blue)
In 2012 we added a NZW Doe, Freya, and Buck, Yeti, from Lori Basgil of Basgil/Borden Rabbits, in Crosby, Texas. Lori and her business partner, Sue Borden, produce amazing rabbits. In fact, they won Best of Breed for NZW's at the 90th Annual ARBA Convention in 2013. Freya and Yeti have already produced some outstanding NZW rabbits for us. One Acre Farm's JS1, a Jr. NZW Buck sold to Stacie Grange of College Station, Texas, won 2nd Place in the Open Roaster class at the 91st Annual ARBA Convention in 2014.
We previously had Commercial Meat Production NZW's in our herd. We had three does and one buck that came from Dr. Steven Lukefahr and The Rabbit Research Program at Texas A&M University, Kingsville (TAMUK). They were stellar producers and we had been very happy with the results we were seeing from them. We sold our quartet to focus on our show lines for 4H and FFA, but breeding pairs and trios from this hardy and heat resistant stock are available seasonally from TAMUK directly.
If you need rabbits for a specific show, or meat pens for an 4H/FFA event, let us know ahead of time so that we can be sure to breed for the dates that you need. *Go to our For Sale page and fill out the Meat Pen Reservation Form, then email us to verify receipt. We plan to have plenty of available kits for meat pens and *possibly* adult breeders available for 2016.
Our gardens currently hold...not much! Stay posted for new updates as Spring is coming soon and we are hard at work planning the garden.
In 2015, One Acre Farm started providing fresh, naturally cultivated vegetables to The Grill, by Arfeen, Smith & Payne, in Beaumont, Texas. Stop by this Spring and see what "Farm to Table" goodness Chef Terry Bell has on the menu!
Did you know that rabbit manure is a "cold" manure and that you can add it directly to your garden without harming your plants? No composting needed! We sell rabbit manure by the bag, or by the cubic yard. We are composting some of ours, simply because the soil here is so full of sand and clay. The compost will enrich the soil and we will also add rabbit manure when we plant.