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frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 08 9:27 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

It made a very nice rabbit pie, crust done with some "ethical" Dove's flour and lard rendered out of Nick's half a pig (thank you Nick) some onion from the allotment and some foraged sweet chestnuts

..and no Vegplot - he knows how to paunch and skin a rabbit - he doesn't see a crate of milkbottles and think its a cows nest

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19830
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 08 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I managed to persuade my children that rabbit was rather nice after all. Slow cooked with sage. Now got to persuade daughter to take time out of busy social life and come shooting with me. She is a much better shot.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 5345
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 08 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm jealous

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 08 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
Congratulations. Nothing tastes quite as good as one's first quarry.


Mine was gritty.

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 08 6:55 am    Post subject: Re: Channel 4: do you live off the land to save money? Reply with quote    

happy wrote:
To all you brilliant hunters out there

Firstly to introduce myself - my name is Claire Braden and I am a first-time director who has just been commissioned my first half hour film. I am making it about people who are very good at saving money and being frugal. The reason I have come on this site is because I want to find someone who can show me how they largely survive without going to spend money in supermarkets etc. Do any of you know of anyone who largely lives off shooting their own meat and possibly growing their own veg? I want to find a true country man or woman who can take me in to the countryside and show me how to live off the land.

I am featuring 4 or 5 people in the half hour film - so it is just a 5 minute portrait of someone who has achieved this way of living. I would love it if you could put me in touch with them. My contact details are tel: 0207 482 5885 or email claire.braden@zkktv.com

Thanks for your help - please do let me know about anyone suitable and then they can decide if it is for them or not.
Claire


And of course, it would never cross your mind to lampoon your subjects as savages, would it?

I am suspicious - you talk of a 'first film' which makes you sould like a film student or similar, but use an email address that leads to a half-finished website that refers to all manner of TV programmes without giving the reader any idea what connection, if any, there is between them and ZKTV.

Mrs Baggins



Joined: 21 Sep 2008
Posts: 837
Location: West Kent
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 08 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done! ANy reports on how that bunny tasted??

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 08 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It was lovely thanks

...and he drew and plucked the pheasant that we had last night (that's normally my job you see).

He's becoming rather handy to have around

sean
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 08 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How's he getting on with the compost heap?

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 08 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are still working on that one

He does want to keep ducks though

Not that the two things are related - before you ask

Mrs Baggins



Joined: 21 Sep 2008
Posts: 837
Location: West Kent
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 08 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Quote:
It was lovely thanks


Sounds lovely! Well done!

I so want to start living off the land like this too... we have bunnies galore in our garden... and pheasant... and I have just learned that there are wild deer and wild boar in the area too.

I have just been invited on a shoot. I can't wait but I confess to being a bit nervous cos the last time I held a gun, I was 10. I shot a fox. And to this day it remains the one thing I have ever killed.

Good on ya. Must taste a million times better 'cos you went out there and caught it yourselves!


Good luck with your next quarry!

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
Posts: 5886
Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 08 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ooo lovely, congrats! I love rabbit

We really ought to get ourselves sorted with suitable firearms and training, there were 4 of the fattest partridges I've ever seen trotting around in the field right outside our house yesterday, and not a damn thing we could do about it. We get loads of hares mooching about as well.

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