Kathryn McCoy wrote:Ludi, Not all experiences have been "negative", and I was not expecting anything in return for sharing or giving. But when I have loaned tools or books, many have been stolen or broken, which I have had to replace. Twice, when I have created websites for friends with their businesses, as soon as I got the site up and running, they bailed on paying or trading, a third guy bailed on the photos for his site, so I am tempted now, instead of dealing business on a persons word, which used to mean something to make sure everything is paid for in advance. I really hate going into a relationship or business deal thinking that I am going to get screwed.
As to sharing or giving, I do it regardless, not expecting anything back, it is my nature. But in many of these cases the people I have helped begin coming to me for everything they need, pouring out sob stories for help and that becomes a different matter. If I help someone with their groceries and utilities and then the next day drop their child off from a meeting, to find them having a steak grilling party with coolers full of beer, I am less likely to want to help them again.
Moose are cheap to feed, you just let them browse. They are not much into hay and grain, they eat brush! No fence will hold them, those legs can about trot over an 8 foot fence. I figure the only way to domesticate them so you could use them would be to tie them up all the time, which would be awful on so many levels. They are interesting creatures, though; I have several around my place and I really enjoy watching them. It's clear enough that some of them would be fairly easy to tame. Used to have one old cow that brought her calf here every year and they lived close, because she was getting too old to be able to protect herself and her baby. If I hadn't been busy raising my own family, I often thought of trying to touch that baby. They would hang out really close by so it might have been easy. I like to see the moose come around, because they are not destructive to gardens, etc, like the deer are. Incidentally, my horses were more scared of moose than bears. Plenty of entertainment value there.
John Polk wrote:Looks like they could haul their weight plus...
...but I'd certainly hate to pay the feed bill !