If your animals are wormed regularly, what's the problem? Why worry about worms? If other farmers can live without trapping all the wild creatures, why is it so necessary for you to do so? Final question, if you just killed two pigs and have all that meat, why only two slices of bacon for breakfast??? A whole pound would have been in order for me!<quoted text> The worms are spread when a coyote dog or other varmit eats manure and then taks a dump elsewhere. the worm eggs hatch out and crawl up onthe grass and is ingested by the grazing livestock. My cattle & goats are wormed at regular intervals. Yes those water tukeys do eat a lot of frog eggs tadpoles & small frogs. I seen a sparrow hawk yesterday Im shure that he will weed out any weak &sickly finches Ect. For breakfast today I had three scrambled bantam chicken eggs and two slices of bacon and a quart of goats milk. All grown & processed by us. tonite im having goat burger & sweet potato,s (regular sweet potatos not yams) and insted of milk im having some home brew beer. No middle men no taxes no goverment regulations & involvement whatsoever. The only tax involved would be the sales tax on my electric bill. I would be happy to do without electric and cook on wood stove and keep the milk & eggs in the spring. But my wife would never go for it. NOT! Actually the air conditioning, frig & freezer , washer,dryer ect is afually convienent. And I like the TV and internet also. The Amish can live like the 1800,s I dont want to. We never had electric when I was growing up until 1962. I here to tell ya its not much fun.
"All grown & processed by us."
That is something I admire! If I had a choice, that would be my preferred lifestyle. I just wouldn't be so hateful to all the other wild creatures trying to survive.