Our people and furry family members could EAT for a 9 months to 1 year. However, we could only eat as we currently eat for 1 month and well but with some things missing for 3 months. By the end of September, we should be back in a position where we can eat as we currently eat for 3 months and well but some things missing for 6. We lived off of our stockpile for a couple months earlier this year so our numbers aren't where they usually are..Also, we only have enough animal food for 3 months...but have recipes for feeding them people food after that and have stocked our people food accordingly. We did this because dog food specificially is higher fat & therefore doesn't store as well long-term. We also add some people food to their diet now, though, so it won't be a complete shock. (They get sweet potato or pumpkin, rice, and yogurt daily as a part of their diet.) And of course, the occasional stolen burgers when my husband grills... :-)
ETA: I forgot that we just got 1/4 of a cow. That's not included in the numbers above. We don't eat a ton of meat so that will last us about 3 months. I will be canning some of that so we'll have longer-term reserves of that as well besides just the freezer.
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