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 Post subject: Re: Over-herd
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:14 pm 
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okay, how's this:

1 glass of goat's milk a day-that's 7 a week.(My math is improving, isn't it?)
6 eggs a week (2; 3-egg omelets, say)
2, 3 oz. servings of fish(6 oz. a week)
2, 3 oz. servings of other meat-souces(Goat, chicken, duck or rabbit)


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 Post subject: Re: Over-herd
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:48 am 
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Iowanic wrote:
okay, how's this:

1 glass of goat's milk a day-that's 7 a week.(My math is improving, isn't it?)
6 eggs a week (2; 3-egg omelets, say)
2, 3 oz. servings of fish(6 oz. a week)
2, 3 oz. servings of other meat-souces(Goat, chicken, duck or rabbit)


I don't know why but I cannot bring myself to try goats-milk. I am not sure I could eat goat either and I know I couldn't eat duck or rabbit.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:05 am 
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animallover wrote:
I don't know why but I cannot bring myself to try goats-milk. I am not sure I could eat goat either and I know I couldn't eat duck or rabbit.


I could. Certainly wouldn't have a problem with rabbit. It is positively outstanding. Squirrel too. =P~

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 Post subject: Re: Over-herd
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I like rabbit too, and squirrel, goose, and yes, even duck. :-

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That is a twist on things, AL.
we sell goat meat at the store: I think I'll try some, just to see what I'm asking my colonists todo(LOL)

Thing is: anyway you shape it; that's a lot of rabbits or goats! I wonder, assuming we wish to rely on 'green' type argiculure; how many goats or rabbits can, say, a family of 4 'free-range' comfortably? 10? 100?
And then....can they make a profit at it?


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I read somewhere, and I have no idea if it is true or not, that on average each person eats 100 animals per year. I don't remember where I read that, sorry.


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I had lamb for lunch at a local Mediterranean bistro .... mmmmmmm good

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Wayne Stollings wrote:
I had lamb for lunch at a local Mediterranean bistro .... mmmmmmm good


baaaaaaad. :(


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Just remembered; we got goats milk in the store, too.
I've got a box of luckycharms just waiting......


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 Post subject: Re: Over-herd
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Ok, a complication has arisen in the ostrich-pig debate.

Apparently, ostrich eggs require fairly strict huminity standards to hatch. In arid places, it's not such a big deal, but otherwise.......if we want ostrich flocks to grow 'open-range'; this may stand in the way.

Maybe the best choice is a small number of ostriches and a larger number of pigs.


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How about emus? They can grow in humid places.

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 Post subject: Re: Over-herd
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:07 pm 
I don't see how collecting the eggs, hatching them in incubators, and then releasing the chicks would violate the idea of "open range".


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It would depend on how strict one interprets 'open range', I guess.

Pigs would quite possibly be given hutches to have baby piggies in.....I guess that could be agrued as not 'open-range'.

Emu's are something I might check up on.


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 Post subject: Re: Over-herd
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:32 pm 
Iowanic wrote:
It would depend on how strict one interprets 'open range', I guess.

Pigs would quite possibly be given hutches to have baby piggies in.....I guess that could be agrued as not 'open-range'.

Emu's are something I might check up on.


It's your story. You can interpret it how you like, the way I see it.

If they're going to be "open range" to too large an extent, it seems to me you are more talking about introducing an exotic species and letting it go feral.


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That is a worthy point, RF.

If we go with the concept of 'fernal-range' critters; we have a lower requirement for care from those who own/use said critters. But there's a chance releasing earth critters into the wild may impact the colony-planets wildlife in a bad way. And even if that's not a issue, those going with this fernal ranging will likely have to accept lose to native predators.

Now if we wish to avoid the fernal-issues, we could have a greater degrees of attention and care given (Herd-protection, shelter, medical-care) but then, is that 'green-enough' to be considered green?

I suspect, whatevers makes the most profit for the colony farmers will come to the forefront. How 'green' that'll end up being would be interesting.


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