Thanks! We just got a big portion of deer from the local hunters. We let them park on our property and we don't mind when they have to come looking for their dogs, so they always thank us with a nice helping of meat.
Anyway, the University of Missouri Extension has a good site for canning various types of meat:http://extension.missouri.edu/publicati ... x?P=GH1490
I like that they have rabbit in the chart, since we raise rabbit for food.
We just ate one of our breeding males this weekend. His balls never dropped and he wouldn't produce. My four kids (all between six and ten years old) were not bothered by the fact that we butchered and ate one of our named rabbits (we name breeding stock since we never planned to eat them). They took it in stride. I was so proud.
“People had more than they needed. We had no idea what was precious and what wasn't. We threw away things people kill each other for now.” ~Book of Eli