It’s been raining and raining and raining at Holy Souls Mountain. You would almost think it was TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It). It doesn’t matter if you live in a lush rain forest or a near desert, when a TEOTWAWKI hits, say, a totally crashed ecomony, so that there are no utilities, no communications, no medical services, no law enforcement or military protections, what is it that you’ll need immediately and in the long term? Food.
Fr Z has been talking about TEOTWAWKI for a long time. This hermit has a solution. Bugs. The picture above is of gargantuan beetles captured by a spider that’s… really… big… I fed them all to the ever so grateful chickens.
And that means that bugs are great for breakfast in the form of eggs. Not their eggs. Feed them to your chickens, and let your chickens find them, and turn them into eggs. There are always plenty of bugs in a TEOTWAWKI situation. Always.
And chickens eat just about anything when they are hungry, and they love bugs and vegetation and… and… dirt and rubbish. Anything. They’re feathered goats. Here’s a mountain forest cave cricket that the chickens gobbled up amidst a flurry of feathers. They love bugs.
Don’t worry, in a TEOWAWKI situation, all bets are off. You can have chickens (and the all important roosters) in the city as well. Breed them. Eat the eggs. Eat them. Daily nourishment. Chickens are by far the easiest animal to care for and the highest ratio of feed to produce. Just get them a bit of water and let them free range about. Have a safe place for them to roost at night and you’re set.
The neighbor’s are jealous and hungry? Breed lots of chickens. Help others to breed them and get the eggs and meat. They are just so very easy to care for. That’s my solution to any TEOTWAWKI situation. Charity and food in abundance. And… and… you get to have the opportunity to talk to people about the faith.
Goodness and kindness in a TEOTWAWKI situation helps get people to heaven!