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Discussion in 'Financial Management & Budgeting' started by On Our own, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Sep 17, 2016
    lcertuche

    lcertuche Almost Self-Reliant

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    I like the idea of food on the hoof. I believe that it would be easy to be set back without electricity due to an electromagnetic bomb or by a solar flare. I have a lot of cockerels that I butcher a couple at a time. I want to get rabbits too. Either one could either free range for the birds or be on a moveable cage to eat grass for rabbits. Yes it would probably take longer to grow larger but you wouldn't be out any money on feed (if there was food to be had), winter squash, Jerusalem Artichokes, turnips, etc. would feed the family and the critters during the winter. Being able to can them for quick meals can be accomplished without electricity, even solar dehydrating. Small livestock is the way to go without trying to long term preservation.
     
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  2. Sep 17, 2016
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    I agree @Icertuche on the small livestock. That's why we have sheep and chickens. Sheep can survive on purely being grass fed. We are working on getting good pasture now, in our climate, we have rye grass that grows in the winter, Bermuda and Bahia in the summer.
     
  3. Sep 17, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    I'll be picking up some rye grass seed soon enough...
     
  4. Sep 18, 2016
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    We just bought 300 pounds.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    It's still too hot to toss it out here - headed for 96 degrees today. Did nobody tell mother nature that it is supposed to be fall???
     

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