Lard the back and legs with strips of salt pork. Sprinkle with flour and salt.
Melt the butter and brown the hare in it on top of the stove.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and roast hare 2 or 3 hours, or until joints move easily in sockets. Roast in covered or uncovered roaster, as you prefer.
Baste often with the mixture of milk and cream, adding a little water if necessary at the end of the roasting period.