posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 02:40 AM
My animals are essential parts of my team if the shtf!
My dog is an aid in protection, look out, hunting... my horse is for travel, carrying stuff, and I took the time to teach her to pull the old plow
that came with the house when we bought it. Keeping her in the stables that are underneath the house also helps with warmth- the heat from her body
and manure rises and warms the floor if needed.
The cat is helpful in keeping rodents out of the food and living spaces. At least one is an awesome hunter, the other one... he might end up in a stew
if he doesn't pull his weight! He might if there was no more food in his dish.
My immediate next door neighbor has mini goats that can be used for meat or milk, and the other neighbor has chickens, rabbits, a pig, and cows, so
together, we should be able to sustain ourselves in this little hamlet!