steve bossie wrote:the french acadian way was to bleed the animal alive by cutting its throat. they said you got more blood and the meat was better. after hearing the pigs slowly die , it turned me off to boudain, french for blood sausage.
Eliot Mason wrote:Re: Water and the kitchen. <snip>
Thinking about water delivery... what about using a 275 gallon IBC poly tote? Its not hard to find ones that have had food (such as oil or vinegar) in them, they seal tightly, have a bottom valve and (drum roll) they can be picked up by the tractor using a pair of pallet forks. Thus the tractor could be used to drive a full container of water to the lab (or wherever...), and then, because its acting as a fork lift and can, you know, lift things, the tote could be place on an elevated platform. Now we've got water, some water pressure (or at least a height differential), and with two totes the tractor can ferry back an empty tote or there could be two full totes to feed the kitchen.
Things I'm not sure about ...
algae - the translucent tank allows algae growth over time does the tractor even have a pair of detachable pallet forks? and is it reasonable to think it can be available for this task? weight - just the water in a full tote weighs just under 2300 lbs, the tote something like and additional 130 lbs . I think the tractor can lift 2, 275 lbs. an external elevated rack - that's a structure to build, and move. do we have time to do that?