Hello, I am Daron from Central NY and I have a problem. So far I have been clean for a couple months, my last fix was buying Dunstan Chestnuts (from Chestnut Hill) at Walmart, it was a setup.. one of the trees already had a bur! I usually only impulse buy trees/berry bushes and hunting equipment/clothes for the most part, but sometimes it spills into my fishing addiction.
I am a Maintenance Supervisor at a (SUNY) State College in Central NY (just a fancy title to be in charge of Plumbers and HVAC guys) and that fuels my addiction. I am a single father and a small time landowner so I am torn when it comes to spending money wisely. Don't get me wrong, my daughter always comes first but she also loves animals... and planting things, so she has become an enabler to my addiction. She is 15 now and loves fruit, so we are shifting our main focus to fruit trees just as soon as our stockpile of acorns are in the ground and caged this fall! Really our plantings have been for personal consumption and also a way around the baiting law, no form of baiting here in NY is legal not even mineral blocks are legal, so we are growing food to feed our critters to ensure they are healthy when we take them from this world and slap them into the frying pan *says a quiet prayer*
Although I am not normally a conspiracy guy, I do feel our public food sources have been corrupted/tainted with "acceptable amounts" of steroids, antibiotics, preservatives and growth hormones. I also feel some of our "fast food" compromised, until now my idea of fast food was a running deer. My daughter saw a post on social media and we decided to try it for ourselves so we went to McDonald's and bought a regular hamburger with no cheese, pickles, catsup or mustard (just a burger and a bun) and left it out next to the garbage can (indoors) since last November. It sat there for 9 months until she left the door open in July and our dog actually ate it
but I can honestly say, the only thing that happened is the burger as a whole got smaller and very hard, no mold on the bread, no rot to the meat but the kicker is that fly's wouldn't even land on it... witnessing this first hand only pushed me deeper into the spiral of my addiction. In fact I may have ruined my daughter by passing this addiction to her, but in all fairness she will inherit my empire when I pass someday, and there is nothing wrong with having a grocery store in your back yard in times like this.