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Life and death

Don’t panic, this blog isn’t as serious as the title makes it sound. At least not for me. To one of the hogs, however…

So yea, we killed a pig. 1,693 more words

Life Lessons

All good things come in Time: the story of a meal (Part 2: Spring)


Spring is always a busy season here, but this time it was sheer craziness! My travels to Germany had put me behind schedule with the garden and I didn’t start planting stuff until late April. 994 more words

Philosophy of a Vegetarian Butcher

I’m a vegetarian. Lacto-ovo. For almost a quarter century. I also harvest (as it’s so appealingly called these days) meat for my omnivore family. In addition I’ve found it gratifying to teach others how to respectfully take the life of a gentle beast and convert its life into sources of life for others.  988 more words

Animal Care And Health

Dead Duck Follow-up

In this sequel to the last post, I retrieved the fox(?)-killed duck from the fridge to scald and pluck it. And dress it.

I’d heated my 30-quart heavy aluminum, professional-grade pot five-sixths or so full of water, to about 160 degrees. 769 more words

Harvesting by Happenstance

First, I was foraging, or hoping to. As, a couple of days ago I found a few little oyster mushrooms growing on an old poplar log I’d selected to split, I set out tramping the acreage to see if there are more. 1,093 more words


Madras had a long tradition of exhibiting animals and boasted of a choicely-kept menagerie from the Nawab times. The zoos were seen later as the symbol of British Empire’s economic power as it built a global empire. 669 more words


10 Survival Skills Your Great-Grandparents Knew (That Most Of Us Have Forgotten)

[repost: http://www.offthegridnews.com/extreme-survival/10-survival-skills-your-great-grandparents-knew-that-most-of-us-have-forgotten/%5D

Written by: Rich M

Our modern society is highly dependent upon we’ll call the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. 1,282 more words