If I didn't bleed it out, or don't personally know the person who did, I'd rather not eat it.
I don't hunt (costs too damn much now days), but have many friends who do. They give me a lot of game. Sometimes it's parts they don't want: venison
shoulders, necks, ribs, etc. One fellow gave me a 180 pound buck this past season because their freezer was full. Maybe I get the odd wild pig.
Varmints like armadillos, coons, nutria come my way.
There's a pond and a creek very near my house that I plan to start fishing soon.
I have a friend who raises sheep and goats. Sometimes I help her kill and butcher (no p.c. terms here)
. I often get the parts they don't want -
offal like hearts, kidneys and livers, feet or heads. Goat and sheep heads are good. I've surprised many a friend with a small barbacoa
pot of Kaleh Pache
I want to start raising chickens and/or rabbits to provide fresh meat for the family.
We'll eat store bought meat if it's served to us, or if we go out to eat (not too often, that). We even buy supermarket meat now and again, usually
bacon or sausage. (Though I do make my own uncured bacon from bellies if I get a wild pig.)
Interesting story: A few weeks ago, I walked into the house and there was a stench in the air. My wife was cooking supermarket ground meat. Mind
you, we'd cooked nothing but venison and wild pig for the previous two years. The stuff was so stinky that we gave it to the dog and dug out some
venison from the freezer.
Here's a big pot of Kaleh Pacheh, a traditional Persian soup with sheep head and feet, onions, garlic, cinnamon, bay leaf, tumeric, rosemary, parsley,
best served with fresh bread and lime.
And a roasted goat head done barbacoa
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