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Old 08-10-2014, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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My mother has a garden and some fruit trees gathered around her yard. So, I gathered some fruit. Good fruit, too. That might've been 2 years ago. These days, not so much. Used to get a lot of vegetables from her garden. She still does.

Last time I killed something for sustenance? 30 years ago. If I recall, it was a duck, passing across, seasoning in our pond. POW! Dead duck. Happy family. We kept chickens. I've killed many a chicken. Many a game fowl/critter. Rabbits. Squirrels. Lots of birds.

I wonder how many today could kill and cook a critter. Or cut up large game, like a deer or elk. I've cut a few deer into portions.

I wonder how many people could grow corn without reading Google.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Castlederp
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I could not have it within myself to kill an animal.. I love my meat, but watching it die first hand and being the one responsible would just kill me inside
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: East Terrell Hills
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November 2001. My best friend's father took me deer hunting at a lease near Freer, TX. Sadly, he passed away the Saturday following Thanksgiving of that year. But I can always hold onto the memories.
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:15 PM
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1 year ago, I stumbled across some wild raspberries, I carried about 2 lbs home in my belly.
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Finland
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I gathered some wild bilberries last week, now I have a big bag of them in the freezer. Tried looking for cloudberries but I guess the berry pickers had got them all already. Also tried to catch some fish to eat but they were all too small.
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Just yesterday - wild raspberries.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:54 PM
 
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wild blueberries..

as a mainer we live off the land.... quite a hearty bunch up here..

this past spring I picked fiddleheads (baby ferns) a veggie

we barter amongst neighbors, we grow different fruits and veggies

we also hunt game, we fish and we are an opportunist... wild turkeys are now quite abundant, about 5 have flown into my car- thumped and died...so I did the humane thing,,,couldn't let it go to waste, so I cut the breast right out of it.... it is very good!!

I hunt deer, moose, bear, and sometimes patridge and bunnies- as a professional butcher, I cut up a lot of critters for friends and relatives- and they often pay me in meats- so my freezer is full..


we have many geese and ducks on our lawn, as we live on the water,,,it would be so easy to pick one off..
but I haven't- its fun to watch them and the little ones

I fish often and eat what I catch..
I grew up on wild fresh seafood,,,my father is a lobsterman,, I ate lobsters every day out on the boat
we dug clams and picked mussels

my grandfather had a farm, and when we visited, my grandmother would ask what would you kids like for dinner??
us kids said chicken,, so she said follow me
she grabbed one of the chickens and cut the head off.... my sister was gagging,,,,grandmother said,,, " you are lucky to be so squeamish" "when I was your age , we sometimes didn't eat more than a potato in a day"



since someone mentioned killing an animal - any animal I kill for consumption dies quickly
I cant say that in nature- ive seen coyotes feeding on a deer while the deer is still alive,,
a painful slow agonizing death, ive seen an eagle take a goose and that thing squawked for 20minutes

humans have been hunter gatherers from the start - I saw a documentary a few weeks ago,, now many scientists believe we were more of a hunter than a gatherer,,as the leap forward for human evolution is attributed to eating meat/proteins
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:07 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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I gathered more grape tomatoes this afternoon from our one plant. We are now at 234 tomatoes we have brought in the house from this one plant. Unbelievable.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:11 PM
 
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Just a few minutes ago,
I "hunted" in the pantry
then I "gathered" the ingredients I needed
then I cooked supper.


Seriously, we don't have a garden but our neighbors do and we are free to pick what we want when we want.
Nothing is ready right now though so no hunting or gathering yet.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: nyc
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wild blueberries..

as a mainer we live off the land.... quite a hearty bunch up here..

this past spring I picked fiddleheads (baby ferns) a veggie

we barter amongst neighbors, we grow different fruits and veggies

we also hunt game, we fish and we are an opportunist... wild turkeys are now quite abundant, about 5 have flown into my car- thumped and died...so I did the humane thing,,,couldn't let it go to waste, so I cut the breast right out of it.... it is very good!!


Do you live like THIS ?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=Apqe-yiEfWY
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