I agree Joy
Living in the country we use allot of the animals we butcher or hunt. NOT as much as cultures have used in the past, but allot more than most. What isn't used by US, is recycled to out pigs, chickens or dogs. Proving them with a natural and healthy diet. We have wonderful free range eggs, juicy fresh pork, and out dogs are healthy, and able to run down squirrels and rabbits. Not being over loaded with carb foods. If it cannot be fed, it is composted and eventually fed to the garden OR incinerated and the ash is used on the garden as well. We have become a society of waste. Having too much food that we feel tossing it in the trash is ok. We are hunter gathers here, hunting nearly every season, cept rabbit. Rabbit meat has no nutritional value eaten so we don't waste the life. I hunt plants and wild mushrooms in the forests. Canning, freezing and drying my finds. Apx 10 years ago we both worked more than full time and made apx 85,000 a year. We both lost jobs, me first and 4 years later my husband. We not make $12,000 a year. But we have 5 freezers full of meat, veggies and other things and I don't even wish to count jars. We teach people how to become self sufficient. Cheese making was a natural addition to our way of living. With that said... I'm late to get off my duff and milk. I'm gonna have 4 gals wondering where the hell the milk maid is at.