Pavel is not successful in hunting as well. Small game, hares and squirrels, doesn’t want to fall into Pavel’s snares. In my opinion, there are two reasons: inefficient setting of traps and urbanization of the surrounding areas.
So far Pavel has caught several small birds with a basket. This method is old as hills, probably it dates back to Neolith. The lure is bad grain, it is placed under an inverted basket, that is elevated above the ground with a peg. A cord is fastened to the peg. When a bird begins to eat the grain, one pulls out the peg. This method doesn’t require any special skills, and provides 2-3 tomtits or sparrows a day. The size of a tomtit is less then quail’s, but it’s enough for hermit’s soup.
By the way, Pavel doesn’t slaughter his cattle and poultry at all. I can’t say why. Only three months left, so he can easily slaughter one hen a week to provide himself a nourishing pottage and meat. The only explanation — Pavel is getting used to being a medieval farmer. And in Middle Ages it was quite profitable to keep hens as a source of eggs and chicks.
And the goats have become Pavel’s pets and companions, so, I’m sure, they will survive in this project. But only if they don’t scatter Pavel’s pots.