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Lobstah for Lunch

August 19th, 2013

Just in case you didn’t listen to last week’s Cultivate Simple, we’re on a 2 week break. We have visitors here this week and there’s something else going on next weekend as well. As you can imagine, with visitors from out of state lobster must be consumed. Around here, nothing goes to waste.  That’s the beauty of having chickens, pigs, and dogs around. When we were done feasting, the dog, chickens and pigs feasted as well.
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Having animals is like having instant composters, they turn extra garden produce and kitchen scraps into eggs, bacon, or protection in the case of dogs. We also love that feeding these kinds of food to the animals makes them happy, you can really see a deep happiness when you bring out lobster scraps!

Do your animals have a favorite scrap?

11 Comments to “Lobstah for Lunch”
  1. Jennifer Fisk on August 19, 2013 at 6:20 am

    I find that the chickens, laying and meat, like anything pink or red. They devour tomato scraps, grapes, cherries and completely consume watermelon. The turkeys are partial to apples and blossomed broccoli.

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  2. Myra S. on August 19, 2013 at 7:31 am

    The chickens like any soft veggies. They lose interest quickly for crunchy things. Recently they went wild over scraped corncobs that I’d boiled to freeze the kernels. When I cut up salad fixins’, the inside dogs are at my feet expecting lettuce cores and raw broccoli stems.

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  3. Nebraska Dave on August 19, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Susy, ha, your animals are living the ritz. I’ve not ever heard of any other homestead animals have lobster for dinner. I know it’s just the scraps but still I’m just saying. I hope that have some idea of just how wonderful they have it.

    I hope you are enjoying your time off from the podcasts. It won’t be the same for Monday house cleaning without Brian and Susy but I’ll manage.

    Have a great pre fall Maine day.

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  4. Deb on August 19, 2013 at 11:06 am

    I can’t afford lobster so don’t know if the chickens or cats would eat scraps or not. We throw out very little in food ever so what we have goes to the chickens or cats, meat scraps only to cats. We eat plain healthy cheap food which we grow or raise and have little waste. I figure I need to eat better than my animals. seems right somehow to me. LOL

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    • Andrea G on August 19, 2013 at 11:34 am

      I have a feeling we could all afford lobster if we lived in Maine! I hope so, anyway.

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      • Susy on August 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

        It’s not cheap, but it’s not as expensive at it was in Ohio either. It varies by season. We enjoy it every month or so.

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  5. Meg on August 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Don’t be surprised if your egg yolks become as red as the lobster shells. Doesn’t seem to affect the taste but it is a shock when you break an egg. Ask me how I know!

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  6. Chris on August 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Well, I’d be happy too if someone threw me lobster scraps! :) Our goats love watermelon rinds…actually rinds of any melon but watermelon seem to be their favorite! Oh and peanut shells, although they get the whole peanut…shell on! :) Yum crunchy!

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  7. Lisa Sewell on August 20, 2013 at 8:04 am

    If we are eating it…our golden wants it! He’s not picky!

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  8. Colleen on August 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Our chickens devour most garden scraps, they aren’t too fond of beets, but love broccoli, lettuce, spinach, chard and apples etc. This is crabbing season here, any crab leftovers makes for a very happy chicken yard.

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  9. Rocky on August 26, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Did you know lobster shells will make the best compost of all for plants. Try doing some search on “chitin” a compound that makes up most of crustaceans hard shells, are known to promote plant growth. Ever since I started using lobster compost for my plants, which I now make my own from scrap I get from nearby lobster pound, my garden and house plans are doing 100% better. Try it.

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