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  • Apocalypse Stew

    All of the animals on my farm are lifers....meaning that I am committed to keeping them safe and healthy for the entirety of their natural lives. Now, it's true and I freely admit that I like some of them more than others. With all the talk of the coming appocalypse I thought it would be best to make plans for if I suddenly found myself having to subsist without the luxury of a weekly paycheck and a grocery store to spend it in. I've started looking at the farm critters with an eye to who would be first. THIS fellow is destined to be the very first main ingredient in my Appocalypse Stew: http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/z...5/IMG_5869.jpg The ungrateful little b@$tard gooses me every chance he gets and has made walking accross my own yard a hazard.
    Last edited by PRS; Mar. 5, 2012, 09:50 AM.
    "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

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    Walk softly and carry a big stick!

    Yep, mean it. Worked at a place once where the goose (huge white gander) guarded the employee toilet....I always grabbed a long stick when I had to go. After all, I am not afraid of big dogs, know how to handle a horse....no WAY am I gonna let a bird dictate when I can go tinkle!
    Originally posted by BigMama1
    Facts don't have versions. If they do, they are opinions
    GNU Terry Prachett

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    • #3
      I had a run-in with my big white gander years ago. He and his goose were my first geese, and I didn't know enough not to get between him and the goose when their eggs were hatching. Man, did he beat me up! I was bruises all up my shins for 3 weeks!

      I carried a broom when in his vicinity for a couple of weeks. That, and not breaking eye contact with him, and not backing away when he came at me with the snakey-neck, and we reached a standoff.

      He was a good guard, though. I think, if push came to shove, I'd try coon or coyote stew, first.
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      • #4
        There were two geese at a barn where I boarded my horses years ago. One day one was found dead in the front pasture, obviously after some sort of run-in with one of the horses. The goose had been very aggressive toward the people at the barn, basically a reign of terror! The BO was sad, but the next day someone posted a recipe for roasted goose on the bulletin board, then another was added, then another...soup, stew, fried, all sorts of varieties.

        The BO eventually saw the humor in all the recipes, but it took a couple of weeks before you could talk to her about it.

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          #5
          I actually found this goose in my mini donkey's stall beating him up!!! His accomplice was outside the barn rooting him on which is the only way I knew there was a problem. They are like frick and frack and are rarely more than a few feet from the other. I hurried out to barn thinking I would find my donkey stomping the crap out of the goose. What did I see? The goose biting the back of the donkey's hock and beating him with his wings while the poor donkey buried his head in the corner of the stall. I had to literally grab the goose and remove his beak from the back of my donkey's leg. Poor donkey was shaking like a leaf.
          "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

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          • #6
            I think we can find you some more appealing recipes than goose stew though!
            Originally posted by BigMama1
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              #7
              Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
              I think we can find you some more appealing recipes than goose stew though!
              Oh, I'm open to anything ya got!
              "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

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              • #8
                You can just SEE the attitude in that picture. Strutting along like he's the king @%&*@.
                "Aye God, Woodrow..."

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                • #9
                  When I worked for a large aerospace company I was on my way to a meeting in another building. Unfortunately, it seemed the entire population of Canada geese made the grounds their winter home . While walking, there was another woman going in the same direction ahead of me and a big gander walks out on the walk and starts hissing at her and doing the snakey neck thing. She stops and turns around and goes another way. However, no way was I letting a critter with the brain the size of a large pea tell me where I can or cannot walk!

                  I approach the goose and he starts his hissing act. I was wearing a large raincoat and pulled the sides away like giant wings and hissed back at him not breaking eye contact. This old goose's eyes got so huge and he hustled away It was so funny. Man, that's the meanest, biggest goose I've ever seen! I still get a laugh even though it happened quite a few years ago.
                  Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert

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                    Originally posted by Mtn trails View Post
                    I approach the goose and he starts his hissing act. I was wearing a large raincoat and pulled the sides away like giant wings and hissed back at him not breaking eye contact. This old goose's eyes got so huge and he hustled away It was so funny. Man, that's the meanest, biggest goose I've ever seen! I still get a laugh even though it happened quite a few years ago.
                    LOL! My neighbors got quite a show the other day when I did that exact same thing and chased my goose out of my way! There I was hissing and flapping the sides of my coat but the goose ran only far enough to feel safe. Soon as I turned my back he was snakey necked and hissing at me again.
                    "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

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                    • #11
                      http://www.backwoodsbound.com/zgoos6.html

                      Here ya go!! Actually, sounds kinda good...Wonder if it works with chicken...

                      I once had a gander snap at the back of my thigh. Being a little kid, it scared the bejeezus out of me! I'm still leery of the varmints.
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                      • #12
                        http://www.gooserecipes.net/goose-stew.html

                        This one might be even better.
                        GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by goneriding24 View Post
                          http://www.backwoodsbound.com/zgoos6.html

                          Here ya go!! Actually, sounds kinda good...Wonder if it works with chicken...

                          I once had a gander snap at the back of my thigh. Being a little kid, it scared the bejeezus out of me! I'm still leery of the varmints.
                          Perfect!
                          "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by goneriding24 View Post
                            http://www.gooserecipes.net/goose-stew.html

                            This one might be even better.
                            Even better....Since it will post appocalypse, the fewer ingredients the better
                            "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

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                            • #15
                              After I sold my semi-retired Appy to a family, he kept getting out and wandering down the (fortunately lightly traveled) road. One day, they found him on a neighbor's lawn, cornered by ther "watch goose." 1,300 lb. horse totally intimidated.

                              Speaking of which - one "p" in Apocalypse. I initially thought this thread was going to be about some horse's "Appytude." LOL

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                              • #16
                                Well, there's the one-p apocalypse and there's the Appycalypse, when appys finally can't stand it any more and take over.

                                Hippocalypso? when singing hippos take over?
                                ...somewhere between the talent and the potato....

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Mtn trails View Post
                                  no way was I letting a critter with the brain the size of a large pea tell me where I can or cannot walk! I approach the goose and he starts his hissing act. I was wearing a large raincoat and pulled the sides away like giant wings and hissed back at him not breaking eye contact. This old goose's eyes got so huge and he hustled away It was so funny. Man, that's the meanest, biggest goose I've ever seen! I still get a laugh even though it happened quite a few years ago.
                                  Bravo! I've always been afraid that the thugs masquerading as Canada Geese would call my bluff and escalate if I tried to intimidate them. I can stand a dignified skirting of a goose; having to run screaming would be embarassing.

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                                  • #18
                                    you can always to this too


                                    http://www.foie-gras-recipes.com/

                                    on crackers/crusty bread nom nom nom
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                                    • #19
                                      I thought you were making stew from your appy!

                                      I already told my husband that Fenway has a guaranteed home for life AFTER the apocalypse—we will need him to transport us to the nearest town for looting.

                                      Our Apocalypse Stew will probably include a troublesome goat.
                                      My ears hear a symphony of two mules, trains, and rain. The best is always yet to come, that's what they explained to me. —Bob Dylan

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Anselcat View Post
                                        Hippocalypso? when singing hippos take over?
                                        BOO HISS BRILLIANT!
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