Discussion in 'Hunting' started by MCgunner, May 5, 2020.
Prayers are with you and the rest of the farmers in the country as you were hit with two hard years in a row
A little woods time or trigger therapy is good for the soul. Stay safe!
Funny you should mention that. Everytime I go through the self-check at work, when it says, "Thank You for shopping at Walmart" I reply, "Like I have a choice...."
I know I do have a choice, and actually buy just as much of my groceries at Nilssen's, the local grocers. But it gets a smile from those nearby checking out.....
Or that field corn is tasty.......
I am not real worried. Hopefully the mess will result in a lot more smaller and less centralized slaughter operations.
way back when this insanity was getting started I thought we’ll go get some bulk hamburger because we changed or diet over the winter and were low on beef.
I showed up at a plant that we got last year’s pig processed at, on a Saturday morning and there was a line. This place was out in the sticks(on dirt road) and typically Saturday is the day we pick up what we bought and had slaughtered.
yeah smaller places may not suffer from the bug directly but the supply chain is still threatened by panic buyers.
In my area Waffle House and Huddle House both are closed. Most other restaurants are either fast food (drive-through only), or the better ones went to curbside and/or delivery. Now that things are starting to loosen, the one I know opened the dining room has reduced their seating capacity to half... social distancing and all. I'd say waitstaff probably got reduced too.
To me, this looks like a good time to set up a chuck wagon and some picnic tables for some open air dining.
I think the general rise in unemployment is more worrisome then the more particular bottleneck at the bigger meat processors. I've heard several different sources say we need to source our domestic meats locally rather than rely on the big centralized supply chain. I wonder, though, whether the jobs will remain lost or be rearranged.
Remembering that this is the hunting forum, am I the only one that anyways misses wearing camo to blend in at the Waffle House?
the ones near me have had pick up orders since day one of the panic. they didn't close for even one day.
When I drive by one of those big slaughterhouses it reminds me of the word "institution." Such as a penitentiary, hospital or university and even though I'm a college graduate I really don't like the word "institution." I'm too much of an animal lover to forget what is going on there. I hope ibob is right and it results in more smaller and less centralized slaughter operations. But I do like the angus beef.
There's government beef running all over out back!!
We've been feasting through all of this.
I agree but I'm not hitting my venison reserves until I have to. The guy down the street with the beef operation I will likely become a customer. Not spending money on any other sort of recreation, so..., I'm likely to buy a 1/4 side of beef from the guy. He's likely to need the business too, as he supplied several top-end restaurants in the DC area, and they aren't buying as they were in December.
Yeah, just felt like backstrap last night and have to eat it before my daughter comes and takes it. I still have a lot of elk and venison left.
How did you train them to come into the porch?
You shoulda tried Ramin noodles. I was unbelievably skinny when I graduated, 160 lbs and 6 feet tall. That's why I retired. Jobs are fattening.
Beyond that, there are plenty of fish in that big blue thing a few blocks away.
What's the old saying, "Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and feed him for life".
When things got really tight in college the Day Old Bread store was my beacon in the storm.
Actually, field corn IS quite tasty. Just not directly.
Once it has left the field, it needs some post-processing by a critter of some sort which turns it into meat.
Added new meaning to cash crop, if you didn’t drink too much...
Both of my parents grew up living off the land during the depression. Farming, foraging, hunting, fishing, fabrication. Much of that legacy got passed on to my generation. I’m not hurting for anything. My wife thinks I’m a hoarder, till times like now...
My wife and two daughters are nurses. Two of the three are actually laid off! Nobody is having elective procedures, and my wife, a school nurse hasn’t worked since Mar.7. Still getting paid due to being a contract government employee.
I’ve got a satisfactory stash of loading components, and several tons of scrap lead to include 200lbs of Linotype. And yes, I shoot deer in my backyard and live 1mile from the boat ramp to a 27,500ac impoundment on the Chattahoochee River...
Thomas Malthus actually predicted such an event over 200yrs ago. Aldo Leopold, father of modern game management demonstrated the occurrence of Malthusian events in wild animal populations. We’re not so advanced after all that we’re not still subject to natural phenomena.
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