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Comment by Lissa on April 26, 2015 at 17:14

Dave - yes I have eaten many snails. Just not my own for the reasons described. I would love something more "meaty" but aquaculture is beyond me and I have dogs which wouldn't allow poultry to live. I sure couldn't bring myself to kill and IggyWig (what the kids called our guinea pig pets). I might advance to quail when the dogs are gone.

Dianne - I find myself at a lose end looking for things to fill my time. What can I say, the kids have left home. I only babysit fortnightly or monthly. Very, very sorry to hear about the branch down. I have just been out and cleaned up myself after the day of wind but for me it's just leaves all over the place. Nothing as drastic as a branch. You do incredibly well and I'm sure Graeme is a big help. You will get on top of it.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 26, 2015 at 16:50

What can I say I am dumbstruck, My goodness Lissa you have been so busy in the garden, with your new hobby, your snails, your grandchildren, and now your fantastic blog. Congrads I envoy you being able to get all this done.

I am on a bit of a downer myself at the moment. A very large tree branch has just come down on my Vegi Patch and I had a very old PMG timber ladder put in going up a tree that I tied the Invader Pumpkin to and now the pumpkin is broken, we have had 4 hours of very strong winds here today. I guess I am feeling sorry for myself so I will just have to get out there and do some watering and be thankful for what I do have and can manage to do.......

Comment by Dave Riley on April 26, 2015 at 12:55

You're growing the snails for food, right -- so have you eaten a meal yet? I like snails to eat...but I wonder if the effort is worthwhile.The week long purge especially.  Wouldn't there be more meat on guinea pigs?

I've kept rabbits for food and that works up until feeding gets expensive and they breed beyond your capacity to kept feeding them on the cheap. Illegal in Qld but I was in Victoria back then.Nowadays the rabbit viruses are epidemic so the rabbit farming industry here is dead or dying.

But Guinea Pigs -- its a free market. In Peru 65 million animals are slaughtered each year, which produce 16.500 tons of meat, which is about 6.5% of the total meat. This meat is mainly consumed by the rural population and for these people it is an important source of animal protein.

Comment by Lissa on April 26, 2015 at 7:38

Thanks Elaine :) All fixed.

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