[Clayart] be prepared/ long story

KATHI LESUEUR kathi at lesueurclaywork.com
Wed Aug 8 15:57:39 EDT 2018

On Aug 8, 2018, at 11:10 AM, Dannon Rhudy wrote:

> Mel, you exaggerate.  Sorta.  Some.  A little....
> ....  Don't make fun of folks who grew up eating squirrel, rabbit, 
> pan fish, etc.  It's good, and I should think healthy.
> Wild meats are pretty lean, except raccoon.  Fortunately,
> never had to eat raccoon. Or possum.  Quail, pheasant - yep...
> p.s. - Good to be prepared, tho.  Whatever's best for the preparer.
> When one lives along the edge of tornado alley, a big pantry and
> a chainsaw makes all the difference.

My partner/wife grew up hunting and growing their own food. Once when she went home she brought back squirrel to her dorm that her mother had cooked for her. She came home from class to find her roommates eating her squirrel and they'd never had such good "chicken". When she informed them that they were eating squirrel they turned green and headed to the restrooms to throw up. 

We don't live in a tornado area. they go around us all of the time. right in the middle of Ann Arbor. But, we are prepared for a disaster. A freezer full of food (and full gas cans to run the generator), a well stocked pantry, and enough propane tanks to let us cook on the grill if the grid goes down again. Even without the freezer we would be fine for quite some time. When the grid went down some years ago for a week we were just fine. Plenty of candles to read by, the grill to cook on, and lots of stocked up food. Now, if it had been winter, it would have been a little harder, but I can run the furnace off of the generator and that's the most important thing,


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