Category Archives: animals

Raising Guinea Pigs for Food

Now first let’s do the legal stuff, California’s anti-pet-eating law has a broad reach that may cover eating guinea pigs. The California law protects “any animal traditionally or commonly kept as a pet or companion,” rather than just Fido and Fluffy. … Continue reading

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Rabbit Cooking Tips

Because rabbit tastes something like chicken, many people think you can cook it the same way.  But there is a big difference, it has very little fat so it can dry out and become tough if it is not cooked right.  In fact … Continue reading

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Chicken Tractors Help You to Feed and Raise Chickens with Less Work

Now a chicken tractor is not a brand of tractors but is a movable chicken cage without a bottom. This allows you to keep your chickens under control while still moving them around your yard. A chicken tractor allows you have all … Continue reading

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Animals for Food Production on One Acre Lots or Less

Recently we have been having many discussions on what would be the best animals for food production on smaller properties.  By that, we mean one acre or less. The factors that we took in consideration for food production were The … Continue reading

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A Weird Little Book, Entertaining with Insects

A while back, a friend told me about this book and I found a copy on the internet.  The book in Entertaining with Insects and is written by Ronald L Taylor and Barbara J Carter.  At the time the book … Continue reading

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Preserving Wild Fowl without Refrigeration

The other day I was up at one of the areas in Northern California where a number of wild fowl seen to spent the winter.  In the spring and fall, you always get a large number traveling north or south … Continue reading

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Dogs for Security and Why You Should Have One

I have been thinking about the use of dogs for security.  Currently we do not own a dog and have been thinking about getting one in the future.  Part of the reason is that I like a dog that I … Continue reading

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Feral Cats and Dogs, Household Pets Gone Wild

In the area in which I live, we often see feral cats and occasionally a wild dog.  Dogs seem to draw more attention and in today’s world  are normally rounded up and taken to the pound.  Cats on the other … Continue reading

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Snails in Your Garden, a Simple Solution, Eat Them.

The common garden snail found in the United States, Helix aspersa, is a close relative of France’s commercially harvested Helix pomatia and is quite edible. They are delicious and highly nutritious. A 3.5 ounce serving of snails provides about 90 calories. Most of the … Continue reading

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Animal Trapping can be a Useful Survival Tool

  Animal trapping has been used to gather food for most of human history.  It is just in recent years that it has been banned.  I live in California which has strict laws on animal trapping.  Leg traps and body … Continue reading

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