The leftover rabbit made an EXCELLENT green chile stew. This post over at MDA has had me thinking for a while now. It is a post by Chuck and he talks about hunting your own food and the ethics of such. It got me to thinking…
“Do I deserve to eat an animal that I could not have prepared myself”?
I have decided the answer to that question is no.Sure I support local sustainable farming and yaddah yaddah. But what is more humane than having to treat the animal that you are going to eat yourself. I foresee a somewhat spiritual connection there that I have yet to experience. How can you truly appreciate meat that you see for the first time when it comes out of the freezer wrapped in plastic?
In light of this, Roger de Rok and I have started planning some hunting trips with his father who is an experienced hunter. I am greatly looking forward to this experience as I think it is one that I should have.
Am I saying that I am only going to catch my own food from now on?NO, not by any means. I will continue to shop the local farm store and support local sustainable farming. However, I think that I should have the experience of the whole salami (lol) to better understand and appreciate my food.
The rabbit above is part of my effort to open my mind to this process and different foods. Survivorman often eats a rabbit on his ordeals. I said to myself the other day “I have never eaten rabbit”. So we ate rabbit as it is a food that you would probably actually eat if you were grok in the wild. We actually bought this rabbit from the local farm store… I did not catch it myself… but one step at a time.
My challenge to all of you:
I challenge each and every one of you to do at least ONE new thing this weekend.Eat a new meat that you never would have thought of, a new vegetable, do a new activity. Just try ONE new thing this weekend. Post what that one thing was or send me an email to . I mould love to hear about it!