y2k Frog Legs?

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I ate wild frog legs(smoked) as a kid. Any info on raising/growing frogs for y2k food? I remember they tasted like chicken. Yummy. Any frog experts out there? Johan

-- johan (reisch@c-zone.net), September 21, 1998


Why don't you raise chickens instead of frogs? Unless you have a huge pond, and a resource for bull frogs and gigging equipment, it may be a difficult endeavor. You can do more with chicken meat and eggs than you can with frogs. I would imagine for a family of four you would probably need at least 12 bullfrogs to feed one family at one sitting. By the way, have you ever killed and cleaned bull frogs?

-- Bardou (bardou@baloney.com), September 21, 1998.

Turkeys would be easier to catch than chickens or frogs - they're more stupid too. More meat per foot, so you don't have to catch them/butcher them as often.

Storage of the meat afterwards? Don't know, depends on your circumstances, and how many you will be feeding.

Live animals aren't fun to take care of. Ask Noah, when they loaded the ark I understand there were 4 of each species....

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), September 21, 1998.


And feeding those Tyrannosaurs, sheesh what a pain!!

-- Uncle Deedah (oncebitten@twiceshy.com), September 21, 1998.

Robert, didn't you go to Sunday School? Noah took them in 2 by 2. Not 2x2. :-) There were 2 of every species, male & female, except for the ones used for sacrifice later. Those were taken in sets of 7.

-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), September 21, 1998.

Hey guys, actually rabbits are way easy to raise. AND they are the most efficient at coverting feed into grams of preotein. PLUS almost any city will let you raise a few rabitts, and 1 buck and 3 does will produce 90+ fryers per year - enough for fried rabbit (which DOES taste like chicken) almost once a week if you cook 2 for 1 dinner.

-- Melissa (financed@forbin.com), September 21, 1998.

Never went to Sunday school, the nuns had us for 8 hours a day for 1st to 8th grades.

Let me see now...Two in front, two behind, two on each side, multiple by the male and female options, that comes out to 16 each - hey no more problem feeding the Tyranosarous.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), September 21, 1998.

According to recent statistics, there's enough tasty rat meat in the subterranean bowels of NYC to feed all the city's inhabitants for quite some time.

Unfortunately, the rats won't come out unless it's dark.

If only we had some means of shutting off the power grid...

-- david_bowie (rats@thesizeofcats.com), September 21, 1998.

I have a one-acre pond out in front of my house. Where do I find those eatin' size bull-frogs? You don't have to feed them like chickens and I know thye're real good munchin'.


-- hull stetson (stetson.hull@usa.com), September 24, 1998.

Johan: I think that we are behind the same answer, FROGS ARE DELICIUS, if you got any info about how to rise them, feed them, in others words how to have my own frog breeding farm, can you forward it to me, thanks. And remember YOU MAY GET A ROYAL SURPRISE WITH THE FROGS.

-- Ulises Rodriguez (ulisesrm@hotmail.com), May 13, 1999.

Hey,froglegs are tasty but just not economical.You can raise a few for a snack once and a while but your best bet is raising catfish or rabbits.And pigions are easy but not too tasty.And on another note noah had three archs but one sank and the devil sunk another those two had the dinosaurs and the unicorns in them.

-- Jeff (wild3359@aol.com), June 28, 1999.

Fishing should be real popular next year. It will not be sport fishing. I do not recommend dynamite, electrocution, or poisoning although all have been used....I suggest seines and nets...hand held, dip, trap, gill, etc.

I found Sterling Net & Twine on the net (pun) @ link

If any pollys need some fish...take the tab off a soda can and purse your lips to the hole and call out...here fish....here fish.

-- rb (phxbanks@webtv.net), June 29, 1999.

You are all crazy. Y2K crap! Look at the american farmer they have survived several years of nothing, buddy-up with one, they will keep you alive and everyone else will appreciate their hard work after Y2K.

-- Dan Boone (brownsc@earthlink.net), July 28, 1999.

I am also trying to find a way to farm bull frogs. Any information that you locate would be appreciated. Frog legs are delicious and considered a delecacy. It is better for you to live off the land and not have to worry about all the chemicals and preservatives placed in food. If you raise it you know what is in it. I do not buy meats or vegetables at the stores. I am almost totally self sufficient. I raise my own fish, grow my own vegetables and raise cattle. God made all these things available to us. We need to learn to use our resources. It is called the CIRCLE OF LIFE!!

-- Roxanne Bass (gator2@ev1.net), October 06, 1999.

Yes, the water in the kettle has been heating up, oh so gradually and relaxing, as TPTB spun their soothing Fairy Tales. But *WE* are the Frogs and the stoooopor too deep and the water too hot to jump out now.

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), October 06, 1999.

Dan Boone has it right - buy yourself a chunk of farmer! Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) lets you buy a share in a local farm, raising whatever produce works for your area. Pay once a year, or every six months, and then every week you get fresh stuff. It makes your community more self-sufficient, gives insurance if a chain grocer has a computer glitch.

And when you sign up, remind the farmer that many more might be signing up next year, so it might be a good time to expand ...

-- bw (home@puget.sound), October 06, 1999.

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