Aye, here’s chapter 69~
List of characters :
帕特里 Patrik (Python) / 林沐 Lin Mu (Female)
科恩 Cohen (White tiger) / 拉尔 Lal (Centipede)
洛克 Locke (Horned lion) / 萨沙 Sasha (Female)
杰森 Jason (Black cobra) / 莱丝 Lais (Female)
罗伊德 Lloyd (???) / 菲尔 Phil (Female)
球球 Qiuqiu (pet?)
卡索 Casso (Winged wolf)
达蒙 Damon (??? / Casso’s father)
米莎 Misha (Female)
马特 Matt (Silver wolf / Misha’s father)
Howth (Golden winged lion)
Ba-Ao (Brown winged bear)
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Chapter 69 Lamb
Since they have the idea, then just get started as soon as possible.
Patrik gathered everyone together the next day and talked about the plan to raise animals together. Because they already have the fish pond as the precedent, the beastmen no longer think that raising animals is strange as before. Previously, they used to think that they could just go out to hunt whenever they wanted to eat something. This is the most straightforward idea. That’s why when suddenly someone proposed to raise one’s own prey/food, they couldn’t understand the logic of it. However, this does not prevent them from admiring the tribe leader’s open-mindedness and trusting Lin Mu’s idea. Anyway, having the fish pond as the precedent of the fish pond made it easier for them to accept the idea of nurturing some docile animals together. And so, the tribe members started discussed in small groups what animals to raise.
Lin Mu actually wants to raise cattle and sheep. Not to mention that cow has a lot of meat, it makes Lin Mu feels very happy when he thinks that he can eat mutton and drink hot mutton soup in winter. But he hasn’t seen such things as cattle and sheep in this world yet, so he doesn’t know if they exist in this world.
Lin Mu talked to Patrik about the characteristics of cattle and sheep. Of course, he knew that they will often have other names in this world. So he told Patrik in detail what does cow looked like; the shape of its horns, its nose, and the sound it makes. Then Patrik told him that there is actually a bulky animal called the curved horned beast that matches the description.
As for another animal, Patrik thinks he should have seen it. But unless there is really no food to eat, no one likes to catch those animals that Lin Mu called ‘sheep’. Patrik told Lin Mu about the animal, “Mu Mu, the meat of that ‘lamb’ is awful, and it smells awful.” The fact that Patrik couldn’t help frowning as he persuaded Lin Mu means Patrik had eaten it before.
Lin Mu smiled, “Lamb meat is really good. Although it has some gamey smell, it can be removed if it is handled properly. Don’t worry, I will cook it for you if I have the opportunity. You will love it.”
Patrik wants to say that even if Lin Mu’s cooking is very unpalatable, he will still like it very much,
although Lin Mu has never made unpalatable food.
“Then we will catch a curved horn beast today, and then catch a sheep to show you if it is what you said.”
Lin Mu nodded, “Then I will prepare the ingredients for lamb.”
Seeing that Lin Mu is excited to cook lamb, Patrik stopped thinking that he will need to endure the taste. If Lin Mu likes the taste so much, it will not taste bad, he has this confidence in Lin Mu.
Patrik took some people with him to catch the requested animals, and Lin Mu went home to prepare. At this moment, there are 2 little guys following behind him. Qiuqiu jumped directly into Lin Mu’s arms. Lin Mu lifted Qiuqiu and said with a smile, “Qiuqiu, you got fatter again.”
Qiuqiu can now calmly accept the fact that its owner likes to make fun of its weight, instead of declaring that it wants to lose weight like the first time. Qiuqiu rubbed against Lin Mu’s hand with its head, “Zi zi…”
“Well, let’s go to my house together.” Lin Mu sighed secretly.
This little thing will only remember its owner whenever it wants to eat something delicious, so heartless. Although he thinks so in his heart, Lin Mu still likes Qiuqiu acting cute like a baby in his arms.
About the part where Qiuqiu doesn’t come to see its owner Lin Mu, Lin Mu has misunderstood Qiuqiu. It’s not that it doesn’t want to pester Lin Mu, but Patrik doesn’t allow it. Although Qiuqiu appearance looks like a cute little beast, Patrik doesn’t like anything that can attract Lin Mu’s attention staying in front of Lin Mu for a long time.
After Lin Mu put Qiuqiu down, Huang Yuan followed in. He immediately raised his hand and said, “Patrik asked me to come and Ryan went hunting with him. He said that we can come to your house for lunch today.”
For Patrik to invite him to come to their house for lunch, Huang Yuan still feels a bit untrue until now. He really doesn’t understand why Patrik is willing to let him come to eat. Imagine his surprise at the time. But now Huang Yuan doesn’t care about the reason, it’s fine as long as he can bump a meal.
Lin Mu heard that Patrik is the one who invited him to come and was very happy. After all, Patrik’s dislike for Huang Yuan coming over to eat is so obvious that he felt embarrassed. Now, it is a good thing that Patrik is willing to let people come to eat.
Truth be told, Patrik didn’t hate Huang Yuan that much. It’s just that he doesn’t like other people to come and disturb his time with Lin Mu.
Since the hunting team hasn’t returned, there are not many things to do. After preparing the condiments, then washing and cutting the vegetables they need, the two of them sat down to chat. They talked about things they experienced after they came here, and talked about things about themselves in the previous world. Huang Yuan stopped with his casual smiling expression and asked Lin Mu, “Do you want to go back to the Earth?”
Lin Mu shook his head without any hesitation, “I don’t want to.”
“Because of Patrik.” In Huang Yuan’s view, the lack of attachment to that world is probably because Lin Mu has a lover here.
“He is one of the reasons, but mostly is because I feel nothing for that world anymore.” Then Lin Mu looked at Huang Yuan and asked, “What about you?” After all, not everyone has the experience like Lin Mu’s and stopped caring for the other world.
Huang Yuan sighed, “There is nothing in that world that I missed. I have no family. When I disappeared suddenly, a few friends might worry about it. But after a long time, they won’t think about me anymore. After a while, I doubt if they still remember who am I. But even so, I still want to go back. After all, that is the world I am familiar with. I will soon succeed in life after working hard for so long, so naturally, I will feel unwilling to let go. But I also know that it is impossible to go back. After all, I don’t think I have the luck to transmigrate back and forth between 2 worlds.”
Lin Mu patted Huang Yuan on the shoulder, “I can understand what you think, but it’s actually pretty good in this world if you think about it, especially your current status. Although the living conditions are not very good, except for those, isn’t this world awesome?”
Huang Yuan nodded, there is no denying that this world makes him very comfortable.
“No one in this world will despise you, no one will plot against you, no one will force you to do this or that, and no one will want you to die, right?”
Huang Yuan looked at Lin Mu who was smiling at him, but his smile was obviously sad.
Seeing Huang Yuan’s worried eyes, Lin Mu said, “It’s okay, I just suddenly thought of the past, but those things are far away from me now.”
Huang Yuan grinned and said, “En, it’s very far away, a world apart.”
At this moment, Sasha ran over and said excitedly, “They are back. Go and have a look, they have caught a lot of animals.”
Sasha came here specifically to inform them.
Being affected by Sasha’s joyful emotions, Lin Mu smiled and said, “Let’s go and see.” Then he pulled up Sasha, who was still panting and walked slowly.
When they came to the square, they saw many animals tied tightly with vines. There are large and small animals, and Lin Mu immediately searched for the two animals that he wanted to see as soon as he arrived. He was not disappointed. The size of the cow is almost twice as big as the ones he saw on Earth, but the size of the sheep is very average.
Lin Mu saw Patrik walk over, and Huang Yuan went to find Ryan.
Patrik saw Lin Mu coming over to him and smiled. He pointed to the sheep tied up with vines and asked, “Is this the sheep you were talking about?”
Lin Mu looked at the black sheep and nodded, “You caught it?” If Patrik caught it, then he would be able to eat mutton today.
Patrik nodded as expected.
“Then you can cut and clean the meat. We will eat lamb for lunch.”
Patrik shook his head, “This one can’t be eaten though.”
Lin Mu was surprised, “Why can’t we eat it? You want to raise this one?”
Patrik shook his head and explained, “This lamb has cubs in its belly.”
Looking at the sheep with a flat belly, Lin Mu asked, “I can’t see it, how did you know?”
Patrik just said, “We know this instinctively.”
Lin Mu nodded. Since this sheep is pregnant, he can’t eat it anymore. He still needs to raise a little lamb. But now that he can’t eat lamb meat, Lin Mu felt a little disappointed.
Seeing Lin Mu’s disappointed look, Patrik immediately said, “Ryan also caught one. We can still eat lamb at noon.” Patrik can see Lin Mu’s expectation to eat lamb meat, so he cannot let him down.
Lin Mu felt happy because they can finally use the ingredients he prepared. Next, he followed Patrik to look at the various animals they had caught. They need to decide which ones to raise in the future, and which animals would be divided among them. Since the pregnant black sheep escaped the fate of becoming food at the moment, Lin Mu is going to raise it. But he didn’t plan to keep this black sheep at home, after all, the smell was really unpleasant.
Lin Mu asked Patrik to make a stake behind their house and tie the sheep there. There is a lot of grass growing there, which is suitable for the sheep to be tied there.
When Ryan and Huang Yuan came with a lamb that had been cleaned, the lamb organs were not thrown away, as per Huang Yuan’s request. Ryan washed them clean and brought them together. Since Huang Yuan wants to eat those, Ryan can’t stop him.
Huang Yuan can’t help with the cooking, so he can only help to wash the vegetables. Although Ryan wanted to help and learn to cook by the way, Patrik didn’t give him a chance.
Lin Mu asked Patrik to cut the mutton and clean it properly. Then he looked at the processed mutton and thought about how to do it. Lamb soup is a must. Then there’s spicy lamb chops, roast lamb, braised lamb chops, stir-fried fried lamb with scallions. Other than that, he can cook some lamb ribs to eat, but that one will take a longer time to cook so they can eat it a little later in the afternoon. As for that lamb head, belly, intestines, liver, lungs, etc., they can be cooked at night, so that other members of the tribe can taste it as well.
After Lin Mu planned the list of meat dishes, he needs to plan for some vegetarian dishes too.
Huang Yuan cheerfully wrapped the roast lamb with lettuce and ate it, while Ryan and Patrik were surprised that the lamb was unexpectedly delicious. After eating the dishes, they drank a bowl of mutton soup at the end. The whole experience would be extremely satisfying if not for they ate until bloated up.
After Lin Mu finished eating, he cooked some of the remaining mutton. After that, he asked Patrik and Ryan to send some to Lais and the others while it was hot to let them try it. The mutton is only delicious while it is still hot. Because Lin Mu asked Patrik to deliver the food, more people ended up liking the taste of lamb meat, and they all agree that raising more sheep is a good choice.
After they finished their lunch, the beastman took a break before started to build the farm.
The farm can be simpler since people are not going to stay in it. Lin Mu and Huang Yuan contributed some ideas on how to build cowsheds, sheep pens, chicken coops, and rabbit cages from what they have seen and learn from Earth. The next day, these things were built, just waiting for them to catch the animals and move in.
As for feeding animals, most of the work is naturally handed over to beastman. If Lin Mu or the females want to help with feeding, they will not stop them. In their opinion, Lin Mu and others will feed the animals for novelty. After some time, they will not pay any more attention to them. Therefore the females won’t be tired by the task.
After they put the animal raising on the right track, Lin Mu focused his efforts on knitting. The weather is getting colder and colder so he has to knit more cloth as soon as possible. He also grabbed Huang Yuan to learn knitting, and threaten him that if he does not knit, he will definitely not help him with any clothing support. Moreover, he has to prepare for Patrik’s inner shirt.
Huang Yuan compromised, of course. He also wanted to wear clothing made by cloth.
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