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June 04, 2009 – Comments (4)

I don't usually write about my school, but right now we have culture week at our school and it is kind of interesting.  Students have been working on birch bark crafts, tanning moose hide, smoke drying moose meat for some of the activities.

For another part there was this wood stove set up.  The teacher in charge said she'd bought a barbque this year and her father had asked her why buy that when it wastes money to cook and the wood stove is free. The wood stove actually looked fairly portable.

Some of the food seemed a bit challenging to me.  The moose meat stew is ok, bannock is ok, but there is no way I am eating beaver.

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#1) On June 04, 2009 at 11:25 AM, ByrneShill (84.83) wrote:

Beaver is ok. My grandpa was a hunter (that was back then when it was a job, not a freakishly expensive hobby), and beavers have nice furs which were fetching top dollars on the fur market. People used not to waste enything back then, so I remember eating quite a bit of beaver when I visited my grandpa, back in the days. Cooked with wild garlic (which is near impossible to find nowaday, but normal garlic should taste close enough).

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#2) On June 04, 2009 at 2:40 PM, dwot (29.67) wrote:

Nice BryneShill...  I am still not eating beaver, lol.  It has absolutely no appeal for me.

Something else I never imagined saying to a student, "sure, go home and wash the moose blood off..."

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#3) On June 04, 2009 at 2:52 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:


That is funny. Once I feel the same about eating alligator as you do about beaver. I like eating it now. It is empowering to eat something that is supposed to eat you. You could always think of eating beaver meat as your way of fighting deforestation, if you think it would help. :)



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#4) On June 04, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Seano67 (24.38) wrote:

Sometimes you've just gotta try it, as you never know. I ate rat when I was in Costa Rica, though I had no idea what I was eating at the time, and it was delicious. Then I found out afterwards what I'd actually eaten and felt a bit quesy until I learned that these were jungle rats, not the vile, filthy, disgusting sewer type rats you see in large American cities. These jungle rats are big, almost like cats, and they're very clean animals, like they subsist on fruits and plants, not garbage. Anyway, their meat was delicious.

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