[Homestead] Scary as h*ll
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Fri Oct 17 01:56:48 EDT 2008
Yeah, I did the math on it and adjusted conservatively and came up with
a steer supports 3 people for a year, based on one 4 oz serving a day.
If there are 50 people on my loop, my neighborhood, I could put 15-20
head of cattle on my pasture and feed everyone for a year.
> Even with canning and dehydrating, you would have too much meat for one
> person unless they ate it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert and for
> snacks inbetween. The average steer that goes into the average butcher shop
> weighs at least 250 a quarter (more for a hind). A half a beef would feed
> one person for more than a year!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>>
> It doesn't have to be that way...many hands make light work. One thing
>> I have learned from homesteading is that one animal, whether it is a
>> pig, a chicken, a goat, or even a mule(for plowing) can provide a lot of
>> food for a good many people. Everyone on this list is oft challenged by
>> how to make the best use of the excess-either they sell it, they process
>> it(like making cheese and soap) or they feed other animals with it.
>> Do you think everyone is entitled to a paid vacation and health insurance?
>> I don't think too many people get paid vacations, and I certainly don't
>> think it should be an entitlement.
>> Health insurance, if the society you speak of existed, where people ate
>> what they grew and raised, then we would see a lot less serious diseases
>> and health care would amount to little more than well care and emergency
>> A question for you Lynn...how many months can a person live off of one
>> beef cow, properly processed with no waste, i.e. soup bones used, blood
>> used, etc.
>> "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from
>> the government and I'm here to help.'" Ronald Reagan
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