D&L’s notion of stocking up for self-quarantine…

D&L wanted to go to town this morning, which is not on the usual weekly schedule, because they wanted to stock up on alfalfa pellets for their horses. They’ve been transitioning from hay bales to pellets because their white horse Bud is old and having trouble chewing and not at all because Neighbor D has had two TIAs in less than a year and can’t toss hay bales like he could before.


Getting them loaded is simplicity itself, but…

Unloading is a tad more strenuous. Still way easier than hay bales for a couple of old men, though.

I’ve heard about runs on guns and ammo around the country, and thought I’d report on doings in my little corner of paradise. There’s only one place to buy ammo in the whole little town nearest where I live, and no retail gun outlet at all (which always perplexes me. I guess people just grow used to driving longish distances for lumber and long guns.) Anyway, I was in there (the local drug store) last week and everything in the ammo case was fully stocked, but this morning their stock was showing a bit of strain…

But nothing like some of the impassioned descriptions I’ve read about on the Innertubes.

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9 Responses to D&L’s notion of stocking up for self-quarantine…

  1. TK421a says:

    The replacement for the hay bales is a great idea. I hope your neighbour D is doing OK.

    As for ammo, here in Canada, there’s a run on sales too. The thought process is that prices are going to go up as the ammonition supply goes down, and the supply will go down because of the run in the States.

  2. Robert says:

    Go D!

    Went shopping for some disabled folks. My gawd, do shoppers not realize COVID-19 is respiratory and not gastrointestinal? Went to four stores; looked like the paper goods locusts had swept through while chicken embryos were evidently about to go extinct while the sugar mines collapsed and the bread-tree blight exploded. WTH will happen if there are actual shortages?

    Ammo? I’m outta storage space.

  3. jabrwok says:

    Speaking of ammo, I just saw my first Ian meme in the wild. Probably can’t embed it here, but hopefully this link will work: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fY7IlNZN1pQ/Xm-c8IBMpEI/AAAAAAAAOgA/UVN-1Z7znlAH7LoYBw8E8cxaGrJ-jd6hACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/D3209A7E-7B2C-42A8-9B76-2D5AC3F199DD.jpeg

  4. TK421a says:

    Nice jabrwok, nice. 🤣

  5. Zelda says:

    Now that you and D&L have alfalfa pellets you can easily and cheaply raise – RABBITS!!! and have an unending fresh meat supply. Alfalfa pellets soaked in water are a tasty rabbit food. You can build a greenhouse and put the rabbits in it in a cage across one end. A small fan will distribute the rabbit body heat so you can grow crops almost year ’round.

  6. Judy says:

    Except – if rabbits is your only meat source you will end up with ‘rabbit starvation’ or protein poisoning. The same thing happens with venison, too. You need fats to survive, rabbit and venison don’t have enough to be healthy long-term exclusive meat sources.

  7. Robert says:

    Wrap Bugs in bacon. 🙂

  8. Joel says:

    Judy, that’s definitely true of wild rabbits. I’ve heard but can’t confirm from my own experience that it’s not necessarily so with farmed rabbits.

  9. matismf says:

    Probably depends a lot on how much you feed them. Of course, coyotes sure enjoy a nice fat rabbit or two or three…

To the stake with the heretic!