Saturday, August 25, 2012

Chicks and Schemes Hatched

Yesterday we discovered that five chicks had hatched.  Apparently they had hatched a couple of days previously, but I never heard or saw any signs.  So one of them expired shortly after we found them.  Big lesson learned.  Go ahead and put chick food and water out when you don't know how long the eggs have been incubated.  It's good to be back in the chick business.

Emma and I are reading a lot about the financial crisis and are trying to guess what the most likely scenario will be after the collapse.   It's hard to know what to do.  I see a lot of people are emphasizing vegetable gardens.  I am not so concerned with vegetables as I am with having grassfed meat, eggs, and milk because they are densely nutritious, and the body can easily assimilate the nutrients, which is not always the case with vegetables.   Plus you need high quality protein to make neurotransmitters, and you need animal fat for satiety and to make sex hormones from cholesterol.  And after living on raw milk exclusively for ten days and feeling great, I just feel that animals are the more important food source to secure a good steady supply of.

What scenario do you envisage after the financial collapse and how are you preparing?

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