Emerson White wrote:
Agreed, but I will mention that you have to be humane about it too. If you shoot an animal with an arrow it dies with little suffering compared to getting a disease or starving to death, If you catch an animal in a leg trap and leave it for two days then it dies with much more suffering.
That is impressive about the catfish growth rate. I would like to have seasonal ponds at some point. I fish freshwater and ocean but very very rarely , less than once a year. I also have harvested seaweed for making bread and shellfish just for an individual meal.
I would very much like to do so more often in an way that gives something back in balance with the environment . I understand organic gardening and find it something sustainable but haven't quite rationalized taking from the wild except I suppose wild harvest on a very low consumption level cognizant of the environment might be more sustainable than shopping at a supermarket with all the added resources that go into that and harvesting that is often completely without regard to the environment for profit.
Thanks for the reply. That's the info I needed! It does have a damper in the flu.
I think the wasp problem was partially because it sat unused for so long, and the damper was rusted in place (part way open). I had to use a pair of channel lock pliers to break it loose. The wasps must have built some wicked nests in the outer wall of the damper.