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Covid-19 Supplies (1 Viewer)

Xander416

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Still doesn’t tempt me - no creepy crawlies for me!
Awww, but look how cute and cuddly they are!

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Winston

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When this is all over, I'm really going to miss just waving at my neighbors from a distance.

Okay "Wilson". Just never show your whole face from behind the fence.

My "supplies" are growing nicely in the back yard at this moment. I'll probably get two harvests out of my potato beds before the end of Fall.
 

dale

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i've made sure to keep at least three 5 liter boxes of wine unopened and in storage at all times. in case there's a wine shortage.
that way, if there IS a wine shortage? i'll have plenty of time to start making it homemade. as far as toilet paper? pfft. ain't too concerned about it.
there's cats around here. i figure a smart person can just wipe their ass with a cat if need be. they always lick themselves clean and then you got a
brand new roll walking around. and food doesn't really concern me. the wine and cats have plenty of nutrition in them, if it comes to that.
 

Olly Buckle

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I see the lock down is starting to affect us.

Having multiple bottles of wine in the house and deliberately not drinking them. Then wiping your arse with a cat. Things are going to get very interesting soon I think.:stupid:

No, that's our Dale, he's always been that way. That is just what he has put aside, there will be a current box that he is drinking :)
 

Winston

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With the pending disruption in our food supply, We decided to add one more item to our supplies:

https://www.augasonfarms.com/Dried-Whole-Egg-Powder-5-00173-upc-078716001734

All of our standard sources of protein (beef, chicken and pork) are lagging, and availability will be limited. And prices will be going up. The 4 gallons of dried eggs will last up to 10 years. It's a chunk of money, but cheaper if you go in with a friend. It does equate to pennies per serving. Amazon wanted $160 USD for the bucket, but Walmart online delivered for $130.
There is a smaller #10 can that goes for only $35, but they look to be sold out everywhere.
I miss our chickens, but this is quite a bit easier.
 

Olly Buckle

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My Dad used to tell a story about my maternal grandmother before the war. When Chamberlin came back from seeing Hitler she went to see a cousin who was in the grocery business and ordered a 112lb sack of sugar. He thought she was crazy, "The prime minister just told us peace in our time". "It came in very handy over the next few years. Sensible woman your grandmother" Dad would say.
 

Foxee

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That's exactly how high we intend to raise them, Biro! Another plus is that rabbits are silent as a general rule unlike chickens or goats. I'm still in research-mode.
 

Winston

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So we've decided to get into raising rabbits.

Hope you'll be okay with butchering Thumper. It's harder to kill the cute animals.
A friend of mine did that for a few years. He had so much rabbit meat, the family got sick of eating it. Good problem to have, I suppose.
 

Ma'am

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We rarely eat animal products anymore and are on the move now as well, so no big stock ups of any kind here currently. But I used to keep six months to a year or so worth of food and other supplies in the house and will probably get back to it again once we get settled in again. I started it when I had little kids, not much money and lived far from the stores. (I had heard somewhere at the time that Mormons were required to and thought, wow, that's a great idea). The pandemic is a reminder that you can't always count on being able to zip out and get whatever you need. Extra security is lovely.
 

Foxee

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Hope you'll be okay with butchering Thumper. It's harder to kill the cute animals.
A friend of mine did that for a few years. He had so much rabbit meat, the family got sick of eating it. Good problem to have, I suppose.
Least favorite phase of the operation and it's most likely that my husband will do that part for the most part. If I end up without him for some reason then I have to do what I have to do. Even if the food supply stays strong rabbit is a lean specialty meat that is good for trading.

A later phase of the operation, once I'm confident with keeping rabbits, would be to have an angora or two for fiber production.
 

Foxee

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I wouldn't start into anything like this without researching it first. Already have a pretty good idea what I'm getting into. For sure it's not the same experience as a package of meat at the grocery store.
 

Foxee

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Good info! A fence is finally something we have to address as we have neighbors on all sides (and they are nebby!). My mom has chickens and is a steady source of eggs. I do most of my gardening efforts at her place as she is a fantastic veteran gardener and we do canning and freeze the produce. My brother raises pigs. Most of our friends hunt deer and turkeys. Rabbits are a bit of diversity.

I'm choosing to start with rabbits (though I'm not saying I'd never get some hens) largely because they're quiet. I miss the days when I lived on more acreage and we had a cow, horses, a dog and a pet goat (and even a honeybee hive for a while). If any of them made noise or wandered into the neighbors' yard it's just what they did. In my current neighborhood animal noises are potentially a bigger deal.
 

petergrimes

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Dither (how you been mate long time) when Foxee used the word nebby it may be one unfamiliar to you. But do not fear for I have expertise in this area. I, as a 35 year old single male who has never grown up, am a big fan of Nintendo and Pokémon games. Nebby is a Pokémon (and main character) from the games Pokémon Sun and Moon. He is a castaway thrown from his realm, helped by a young girl called Lilly and is pretty useless apart from being able to teleport when frightened. However as the game progresses he evolves and becomes immensely powerful. This is of course I'm sure what Foxee was referring to (no need to thank me Foxee), his new neighbours are obviously big pokemon fans and have been playing pokemon go in he garden only to find nebby there. See, an easy simple rational explanation. All the best guys PG
 

Foxee

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Sorry, Dither!

Well, Peter, I'll say that is a highly imaginative explanation and it breaks my heart to shatter it but that is why I exist. (surprise!) "Nebby" is a Pittsburgh slang term for being nosy or a busybody.

Like, y'know, the neighbors from down the street that don't ever talk to us unless we try to build something. And then suddenly they're in my yard talking to my contractor and looking for my posted permit. That's none of their business. Nebby.

I'm Pokemon illiterate in spite of my children's attempts to educate me.
 

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