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Mouse House Mama
03-18-2008, 12:38 PM
I cannot get a whole or half animal cut up to freeze. I have a big freezer and yes it would save money but my sister can't do it either. I swear I would feel like the thing was trying to put itself back together again everytime I closed the freezer door.:scared1: Just thinking about it gives me the heebie jeebies!:eek: It would be like Pet Cemetery. Except instead of a cat it would be a cow.:scared: I know it is irrational but I can't get it out of my head. :sad2: So what is the one thing you can't do even if it is budget?

horseshowmom
03-18-2008, 12:43 PM
If it helps any, I can assure you that it in no way remotely even resembles a cow. Ours was wrapped in white freezer paper and just looked like a lot of small packages. :thumbsup2

We've done this with pork and beef before. However, I do draw the line at "knowing" the animal. I refuse to eat anybody that I know (no matter how much DH shakes his head!). :rotfl2:

Toby'sFriend
03-18-2008, 12:43 PM
:rotfl2:

My husband grew up on a farm.

When we were in High School he used to invite me over to dinner. We'd all be sitting at the table and the family would start discussing all the personality quirks and funny stories of the Pig that donated that night's pork chops.

I think that, even then, they were conspiring to get rid of me. :laughing:

Mouse House Mama
03-18-2008, 01:25 PM
Ugh! You should not meet what you are going to eat! Another rule I have is that I cannot eat tongue. I don't want anything that can taste me back!:scared:

momto1
03-18-2008, 01:26 PM
We get a half a cow every 18 months or so. When I go to pick the meat up, I jokingly refer to going to pick up Bessie. But, seriously...It is just meat wrapped in white paper. Just like if you went to a meat market to purchase meat. I have no connection to the meat. Now I may look at my freezer a little differntly the next time I pull out a package of hamburger.
Lori

gary4jenn
03-18-2008, 01:27 PM
I needed a good chuckle- thx!

sarahlovesmickey
03-18-2008, 01:33 PM
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I wouldn't be able to do that. The kids and I don't eat red meat at all and my hubby only eats it like 4 times per month. But, I even get creeped out at chicken. I hate washing it and feeling how slimy it is. YUCK>>>>>

So, one thing I couldn't do even if it is budget friendly is use that DIVA CUP another poster was recommending. *gagging**

girli565
03-18-2008, 01:34 PM
that was great!!

I could never know the animal my meat came from but I would buy a half cow!

We purchased a whole pig to roast on Christmas eve a long time ago and I could not eat it, it sat on our counter for about 5-6 hours the night prior before it was seasoned and I refused to eat it the next day. It looked at me all night!!

Mouse House Mama
03-18-2008, 02:05 PM
that was great!!

I could never know the animal my meat came from but I would buy a half cow!

We purchased a whole pig to roast on Christmas eve a long time ago and I could not eat it, it sat on our counter for about 5-6 hours the night prior before it was seasoned and I refused to eat it the next day. It looked at me all night!!


Lord of the Flies!!!!
We did that once at my grandparents house. I did not eat any of it. The head was on the kitchen counter so everytime we went in there it was looking at you.:scared1: Thank God we were eating in the dining room.:eek:

BeckyScott
03-18-2008, 02:07 PM
My husband is a deer hunter. I have a rule like that.

No, I don't want to see the thing in the back of your truck. :scared: I don't care how many points it has. Take it straight to the processer. I don't want to see it until it is in nice little white packages.

Disneyoverload42
03-18-2008, 02:10 PM
The running joke in our house is that whenever we see "Black Angus Chuck" we didn't need to know his name LOL!

Really, I grew up with the 1/2 cow thing and it isn't any different than getting it from the store except the packaging - except I don't think I'd buy a tongue generally at the store LOL. We used to cook up the tongue for our cats.

timzagain
03-18-2008, 02:11 PM
I don't think I'd have the heart or the stomach to have a whole animal in my kitchen, especially a whole pig!

I eat meat but I hate handling it more than is necessary. My husband would be the one cutting up a half a cow, if one did end up at my house!

Other things I will not knowingly eat or touch:-

Tongue
Brain
Feet
Gonads!!

Sorry - don't think I'll be doing the Diva Cup either!

maxiesmom
03-18-2008, 02:15 PM
Just think of how many times there have been beef recalls lately. I feel much better knowing the person chopping up and handling my meat. It seems safer. So think of it that way. Not only a a budget helper, but as a healthy thing to do too.

NotUrsula
03-18-2008, 02:32 PM
Beef tongue makes VERY good crab bait. Works well for crawfish, too.
Can you tell I grew up in the country, LOL?

Seriously, it's no different than just buying a whole grocery cart full of meat at one time. The white packages are even more discreet than those grocery store display packs, you don't actually SEE the meat at all until you open one and go to cook it.

I second what someone else said about knowing all the parties handling your meat from slaughter to freezer; much fresher and safer than supermarket processing, and the meat is usually better quality, too. Organ meats are not usually included in meat packages these days; the butcher makes a little more money re-selling those elsewhere, usually for consumption by animals of some kind.

DisneyDawnNH
03-18-2008, 02:33 PM
I could do the cow thing - hmm... maybe I will look into that.

We still worry about what to do with our chickens when the girls stop "putting out." we love them like pets - but they can live a long time.

I love that every day I can come away from DIS boards with yet another grand plan, scheme or money making or saving idea. You guys are the best!!

just waiting to hear back on my gold sale.....:woohoo:

maybe I will look up that diva thing everyone is talking about :rotfl:

dismom24
03-18-2008, 02:36 PM
I learned that the hard way. We actually raised 2 from bottle. After we had them done, I could not east any of it - we ended up giving it all away. DH was not happy.

stemikger
03-18-2008, 02:43 PM
My husband grew up on a farm.

When we were in High School he used to invite me over to dinner. We'd all be sitting at the table and the family would start discussing all the personality quirks and funny stories of the Pig that donated that night's pork chops.

I think that, even then, they were conspiring to get rid of me.

:scared: That sounds like a low budget horror film. I often told my wife, if I actually had to kill my own meat, I would never eat it again. The truth is we hardley ever eat beef. We do eat a lot of chicken and fish.

I am not a crazy budget guy because I have all my main financial decisions taken out of my check before I even see it. Doing it this way makes you feel comfortable with spending everything you bring home without feeling guilty because you know you are doing all the other stuff behind the scenes (i.e. maxing out retirement fund, paying extra on the mortgage and saving an emergency fund).

I did recently send gold to Gold Kit and I got a pretty decent price.

Sorry for going so OT.


As far has having a freezer full of one animal, I couldn't do it. I can't see it still resembling what it was when it was alive.

raysnkaysmom
03-18-2008, 02:48 PM
Yeah...I couldnt' eat meat if I was the one who had to kill it either...
If I dont' buy it in the little package at the store...I dont' want it. Not a whole freezer full of it in white paper.... Eww...yuk... Just the mental picture..
:sick:

DMickey28
03-18-2008, 02:55 PM
I want to buy 1/2 a cow but I have no idea how to go about doing it! I don't think it would bother me at all. Of course if I had a relationship with the animal it would be different but I would LOVE to have my freezer stocked like that.

To me it is not any different than all the Seal-a-Meal pieces of meat that I buy at BJ's and seperate up, except I don't have to seperate it and seal it!!

lcadkins2007
03-18-2008, 03:00 PM
Call around to your local butchers. We bought a 1/2 last fall from a butcher that my husband works with (he butchers on the side)...I have to admit, i wasn't crazy about it, but it is the best beef I've ever eaten. It has such a fresher taste (yes, even after frozen) than what you can buy in the store. And the great thing is that you can request the ground beef to any % of fat your prefer - it was definitely worth the $$ and we'll probably never buy red meat in the grocery store again!

:cool1:

girli565
03-18-2008, 03:13 PM
Lord of the Flies!!!!
We did that once at my grandparents house. I did not eat any of it. The head was on the kitchen counter so everytime we went in there it was looking at you.:scared1: Thank God we were eating in the dining room.:eek:
Hahaha, exactly!! It smelled great when they cooked it but subconscienciously I could not eat it.

Karenj2
03-18-2008, 03:22 PM
:lmao: That's almost to the letter what my hubby said to me when I suggested it! I would love to get half a cow, if I could get it cut in the way I want it (i.e., 4% fat ground beef, roasts, etc.)

As for how to get it, I found this: Eat Wild! (http://www.eatwild.com/products/) - this is grassfed beef, which might be more organic (therefore a bit less budget friendly).


For me, one thing I couldn't do, even though it's budget, is to buy the generic forms of some products I love. I'd rather only get it occasionally than to buy the cheaper version of it. (i.e., Bryers ice cream)

JudyS
03-18-2008, 04:39 PM
I cannot get a whole or half animal cut up to freeze. I have a big freezer and yes it would save money but my sister can't do it either. I swear I would feel like the thing was trying to put itself back together again everytime I closed the freezer door.:scared1: Just thinking about it gives me the heebie jeebies!:eek: It would be like Pet Cemetery. Except instead of a cat it would be a cow.:scared: I know it is irrational but I can't get it out of my head. :sad2: So what is the one thing you can't do even if it is budget?I'm a vegetarian, but even if I wasn't, I think I'd feel the same way. I'd feel like I was in Tales from the Crypt episode or something!

Of course, when I was a kid I was also terrified of the dinosaur bones at the museum. I hadn't figured out that if they hadn't come back to life in the past 40 million years, they probably weren't going to during the 30 minutes I spent looking at them.

I had to look up what a Diva Cup was, but even before I did, I had already guessed that it was "the latest innovation in feminine hygiene protection" as their website puts it. No thank you!

kbkids
03-18-2008, 04:40 PM
How long would 1/2 a cow last a family of four? We eat red meat probably twice a week.

TheBigBadWolf
03-18-2008, 05:21 PM
When I was younger, I felt the same way. I always named our cows and calves and made pets out of them, and got way too attached to them. We
always sold our cattle since I could never eat one I raised. I always cried when we sold them because I knew "someone" would eat them eventually.

Fast Forward ten years.... DH bought a calf and informed me we would be raising it for beef, so I'd better not get too attached to him. I strived to give that calf the best life I could prior to him meeting the butcher. I did cry when we had him butchered, but I have to say that was the best tasting meat I have ever eaten in my entire life. Not only that, but I knew every bite of food he'd been fed, and I knew he was "safe" for my family to eat. No antibiotics or mad cow disease in that grass fed steer... Since that day we've always raised a calf to eat, and I will never go back to store bought beef again. Store bought beef makes me gag and I would be a vegetarian if I had to eat beef that comes from the grocery store. All I can say to you who think you couldn't buy a half a beef or a whole beef already processed and wrapped, you have no idea what you're missing. :) It tastes soo much better than the beef you buy at the grocery store.

stemikger
03-18-2008, 05:23 PM
Originally quoted by Karenj2
For me, one thing I couldn't do, even though it's budget, is to buy the generic forms of some products I love. I'd rather only get it occasionally than to buy the cheaper version of it. (i.e., Bryers ice cream)

Truthfully when it comes to food, I don't feel like I have to budget, we are small family only 3 of us, so we get what we like, even if it is a few dollars more. If we were a large family it might be more of an issue.

Having said that, I have bought some generic brands because they were the only ones available at the time, and I am hooked on some of them now. They are actually better then the name brands they are supposed to be copying.

LisaNJ25
03-18-2008, 05:29 PM
LOLOLOL I couldnt do that either.. I am weird.. I cant cook or eat meet on a bone..an cooking a turkey?? forget about it.

fakereadhed
03-18-2008, 05:53 PM
So, one thing I couldn't do even if it is budget friendly is use that DIVA CUP another poster was recommending. *gagging**

:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Mouse House Mama
03-18-2008, 06:48 PM
I'm a vegetarian, but even if I wasn't, I think I'd feel the same way. I'd feel like I was in Tales from the Crypt episode or something!

Of course, when I was a kid I was also terrified of the dinosaur bones at the museum. I hadn't figured out that if they hadn't come back to life in the past 40 million years, they probably weren't going to during the 30 minutes I spent looking at them.
I had to look up what a Diva Cup was, but even before I did, I had already guessed that it was "the latest innovation in feminine hygiene protection" as their website puts it. No thank you!

OMG! Me too!!!! We live in NY and we always had field trips to the Museum if Natural History. I hate that place!!!! The bones and the tombs.:scared1: I swear that place is evil! In my head I can still hear the music they play and all those dead heads looking at you! Blech!:scared: I felt like at any minute they were going to come back to life. It just isn't right digging up a dead person and putting them on display. That person is going to be mad!:eek:


I still think seeing a disassembled cow in the freezer is worse than a few packages from the butcher or grocery store. I swear that thing would try to put itself back together! I can just see me opening the freezer and there is a whole cow with no head wrapped in freezer paper ready to take me out.:eek:

Oh- and I could never ever raise a cow and eat it. I would rather not eat.

bpdigsvb8
03-18-2008, 07:45 PM
I bought 1/2 a cow....Hoosier Grassfed Beef if anyone is in the Lafayette Indiana area. I actually saw their ad on craigslist but you can just look in the yellow pages for butchers or meat processors and call and ask if they have any recommendations. It was a little more than a regular cow since it was grassfed but I feel good knowing that there are no antibiotics/hormones/etc in my meat. We don't eat red meat that often, so I think it will last us (family of 3) around a year or so. The grassfed meat has a bit of a different taste (just a tad more gamey) but I think its more flavorful.

Kycha
03-18-2008, 07:55 PM
My Dad was an avid hunter. So it was always an adventure opening the refrigerator or walking into the laundry room at our house. When Dad came back from hunting, he would leave his kills(rabbit, squirrel, turkey, dove etc) in the tub sink in the laundry room where he would finish dressing and skinning. Then he would put it in the fridge in a big tupperware bowl filled with water to leach out the rest of the blood. On those days, I knew I was eating cereal for dinner.:lmao: Fortunately my parents weren't the type to force us to eat anything.

kpm76
03-18-2008, 07:59 PM
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I wouldn't be able to do that. The kids and I don't eat red meat at all and my hubby only eats it like 4 times per month. But, I even get creeped out at chicken. I hate washing it and feeling how slimy it is. YUCK>>>>>

So, one thing I couldn't do even if it is budget friendly is use that DIVA CUP another poster was recommending. *gagging**

I agree with you...I don't eat red meat and even chicken and turkey are starting to gross me out....I don't know why but I just can't really deal with meat anymore....:confused3

Anjelica
03-18-2008, 09:29 PM
Ok - while this is sort of off topic I thought it was pretty funny to share. My daughter was a little over two at the time. We were reading a baby farm animal book about all the differing farm animals. I would point to an animal and she would say horse, cow (for calf), puppy, etc. When I got to the baby chickens I asked her what those were - She said "Chicken Nuggets". :lmao:

tinytink
03-18-2008, 09:53 PM
I am all for 1/2 a cow if I could, we love our beef and I think the less handling of my beef the better. I have family members who eat their beef so rare they could probably eat it straight from the butcher. I don't mind if my dinner resembles what it looked like in life. We eat whole fried fish, crabs, clams/oysters on a half shell what is the difference?

Beef=YUMM-O!!!

HunnyPots
03-18-2008, 10:42 PM
I did cry when we had him butchered, but I have to say that was the best tasting meat I have ever eaten in my entire life.

OK I'm sorry but that sounds like a line from a horror movie or some Edgar Alan Poe story! :eek:

Could not do it! I make it a point not to eat my friends. Nope nope nope...

WendyisDarling
03-19-2008, 06:59 AM
My parents raise Black Angus and always have a stocked freezer. It is wrapped in white paper and really seems no different to me than buying a lot of beef at the grocery :confused3 . I really like the way their butcher does the ground beef. He uses cylinder type plastic bags that are tied off with a metal twist (not a twist tie, you have to cut it off). They look kind of commercial and say ground beef. Each package is very near to one pound. It keeps better than buying the cellophane covered at the grocery or putting it in your own freezer bags. AND it is very lean. I can't stand any other ground beef now. My siblings and I always bring a cooler when we go home for a visit. Maybe my parents keep the freezer full so we visit more often.:rotfl: We always had a lot of beef growing up. DH still laughs about a time when we were first dating and he visited my parent's house...he was shocked to hear my sis whine and pout that we were having steak again!

I think you'd be OK once you did it. PLUS, beef industry is really taking a hit right now and you can probably get a good price. Grain costs so much that farmers can't afford their cattle and they are forced to take them to market. So, with supply up obviously price is down. But, once those herds have dwindled...cost of beef will increase significantly. It may be a good time to give it a try.

Not nearly so bad as some stories I could tell growing up on a family farm. My family wasted nothing. Some stories are far too disguisting to share. But, I can tell you I will never forget the smell of rendering pork lard. And, yes, some people actually eat pickled pig's feet not to mention other things.

So, some white packages of steaks and roasts in the freezer --no biggie.

A budget thing I can't do -- stop "stealing" my parents beef supply :rotfl:

nana2tots
03-19-2008, 07:49 AM
:rotfl: crazy

tzolkin
03-19-2008, 08:11 AM
i know so many people in real life who are sensitive to this as well. i guess i just always thought that if i couldnt deal with the fact that it was an animal that i was eating that i would be a vegetarian.

for the past 9 years my parents have been raising the animals we eat. (yes, they have names and are loved.) the first time my little sister could not eat the "gus burgers". now, to be honest, i find it gross to eat meat that i don't know where it came from. it actually bothers me that i don't know what that animal ate, what meds it took, what it's living conditions were like, or how it was treated. i guess i'm the odd one out here. :)

our meat is in vacuum sealed packages with printed labels inside them. the meat is sold just like this at the local health food store for $7 or more per pound.


budget that i can't do: buy cheap toilet paper. my mom does this. it's so thin and awful. i always tell her that people just use more so she's really not saving anything.

hsmamato2
03-19-2008, 08:18 AM
I'm probably the odd one out here,but I've read Barbara Kingsolvers "Animal,Vegetable,Miracle" and have a strong conviction that we should all be familiar with what we eat. If I choose to eat meat,then I knowingly am choosing to end an animals life (in whatever way it happens) and eat it. Just like a veggie or fruit,or cutting down trees for my papers.
I don't personally do it,but it's important to me to know and acknowledge that it happens,and we are using these resources. So a side of animal meat is different form a cellophane pack in the store only in that it's more cost effective.
My kids are well familiar with the concept,knowing that a hamburger is from a cow,etc. I haven't made them stand and watch a slaughter,but they're familiar with the process,having a friend with a dad from a 3rd world country,who returned from a family visit with pictures and stories of slaughtering time....:eek:
I'd already decided for my consience,i would have to be willing to raise/slaughter my own meat if I had to,or I would be a vegetarian. \Now,I haven't yet had to do that,and I don't really have a desire to do it,but I would,if I needed the meat for my table,and had decided I was a meat eater.... I'm not crazy,but just trying to be mindful of where food comes from.....

stefffe
03-19-2008, 08:19 AM
if i had the room i would do it in a heartbeat!!!!! But im the one that helped my dad get pigs ready to..umm....become supper when i was little...so i learned to dis-associate things like that early in life

KerriL
03-19-2008, 09:22 AM
Ok this is gross!! :scared1: Slightly different than the food posts but....

Make Your Own Cloth
Menstrual Pads:

Reusable Tampons:

Ready to give up disposable paper tampons, but not ready to give up their convenience and to switch to cloth pads? For an inexpensive solution, here's a Frugal Mom Tip!
Buy 6 pair (or more) of 100% cotton white baby socks. Wash (and dry) three times with a natural, mild soap - rinsing well. At your next period, simply roll up one baby sock into a tight roll, and insert as you would a paper tampon. If you need more absorbency, use two baby socks rolled up.
Replace it with the next baby sock as needed. Rinse the used one out well, and store dry until washday.

Frugal Cloth Menstrual Pads:
Cloth menstrual pads too expensive to buy - but you couldn't sew one if your life depended on it?? Here's a cheap way to make your own - without sewing at all!
Simply buy the cheapest terry facecloths you can find. Red would be a great colour to buy, but if not choose a colour separate from anything you would normally use as a facecloth.
To use, simply fold in half, then half again - both long-wise. You should have a long narrow pad now. Place in the crotch of your panties, and you are all set - cloth against cloth doesn't move. For more absorbency, simply fold two cloths together.
For waterproof protection, you can cut 3" by 12" (8 cm by 30 cm) strips of a rubberized flannelette change pad, or Polar fleece, and lay it between your cloth pad and your panties.
To wash, simply rinse out, and toss in the laundry hamper. Wash together with the regular laundry, no special care needed.

Kerri

babytrees
03-19-2008, 09:37 AM
Ok this is gross!! :scared1: Slightly different than the food posts but....

Make Your Own Cloth
Menstrual Pads:

Reusable Tampons:

Ready to give up disposable paper tampons, but not ready to give up their convenience and to switch to cloth pads? For an inexpensive solution, here's a Frugal Mom Tip!
Buy 6 pair (or more) of 100% cotton white baby socks. Wash (and dry) three times with a natural, mild soap - rinsing well. At your next period, simply roll up one baby sock into a tight roll, and insert as you would a paper tampon. If you need more absorbency, use two baby socks rolled up.
Replace it with the next baby sock as needed. Rinse the used one out well, and store dry until washday.

Frugal Cloth Menstrual Pads:
Cloth menstrual pads too expensive to buy - but you couldn't sew one if your life depended on it?? Here's a cheap way to make your own - without sewing at all!
Simply buy the cheapest terry facecloths you can find. Red would be a great colour to buy, but if not choose a colour separate from anything you would normally use as a facecloth.
To use, simply fold in half, then half again - both long-wise. You should have a long narrow pad now. Place in the crotch of your panties, and you are all set - cloth against cloth doesn't move. For more absorbency, simply fold two cloths together.
For waterproof protection, you can cut 3" by 12" (8 cm by 30 cm) strips of a rubberized flannelette change pad, or Polar fleece, and lay it between your cloth pad and your panties.
To wash, simply rinse out, and toss in the laundry hamper. Wash together with the regular laundry, no special care needed.

Kerri


nope couldn't do that!!!:eek: :eek: or the diva cup:scared1:

I also can't do a lot of generics....although in our area sometimes the generics are more expensive.

We love getting meat from my IL's best tasting all around. If I could afford it at one time I would get a half cow.

Mouse House Mama
03-19-2008, 10:33 AM
Um no way would I make tampons and pads! Gross gross gross!!!!:scared:
Diva cup is just as gross to me but to each their own. Although I do wonder what do you do if your cup is full and you are in a public bathroom? I can't think about it.

hsmamato2- I understand your point. However I could not kill an animal and eat it. For quite a few years when I was younger I did not eat meat. The thought of the animal made me gag. I have mostly gotten over it but there are still some things that I can't eat. We do try to buy mostly organic meat. I agree that I do prefer knowing that the animal did not have any meds or was sick. I just could not raise an animal and eat it. It would be no different than eating the family dog to me. When I buy meat I disassociate it from an actual animal. If I did not do that I would never be able to cook any meat.

Mocharilla
03-19-2008, 10:55 AM
If it helps any, I can assure you that it in no way remotely even resembles a cow. Ours was wrapped in white freezer paper and just looked like a lot of small packages. :thumbsup2

This is totally true. I thought it would be weird, but you don't even realize it. It's just a few boxes of white paper things.

happygirl
03-19-2008, 11:19 AM
to me it not a big deal, I have done it many times and will problary do it more, even though I think butchering is getting about as much as just buying the meat at the store

denise5374
03-19-2008, 11:28 AM
I recently nought 1/4 cow for the first time. IT, in no way resembles the living animal sitting in my freezer. We got the rear quarter and it is made up of steaks, roasts and ground beef. The taste is so much better than stor bought, when browing the ground beef it smells like beef cooking not like grease frying, KWIM? I had the ground beef packaged in 1 and 1/2 pound packages. I think it is like 95% lean or something, it generates very little fat. and the steaks are awesome!

The cow we purchased was from an organic, grain fed farm in Lancaster County PA. This farm also does pigs-we are ordering 1/2 pig, they aren't ready yet, should be in late spring sometime. WHile talking to the farmer about the pig, he mentioned that usually you get pork(chops, roasts), bacon, sausage, but you can request any parts you want, scrapple(yuck!), stomach, feet, whatever. I think I'll stick to the other parts, thanks anyway.

I agree though, there is no way I could pick out an animal and then have it slaughtered. There was a restaurant near me that would let you pick out the trout you wanted and they would bring it tableside to cook it, I couldn't do that either.

Karenj2
03-19-2008, 11:44 AM
The cow we purchased was from an organic, grain fed farm in Lancaster County PA.


Denise - which farm? I live in chester county, and was looking around for a good place to purchase beef, but I had no one to ask if the place was any good...

Thanks!

wide awake
03-19-2008, 11:52 AM
Kudos to hsmamato2 !!! I loved that book, also "Omnivore's Dilemma". Many of the posts on this thread were irritating to me...the princess, I'm too sensitive to live thing. If you're going to eat something acknowledge that it had a life and treat it w/ respect. If you can't do that than don't eat it.

eeyorethegreat
03-19-2008, 12:03 PM
I'm sure there is a logical connection between buying half an animal packaged and ready for the freezer and various feminine hygeine methods. For the life of me though I can't figure it out...

Karenj2
03-19-2008, 12:10 PM
I'm sure there is a logical connection between buying half an animal packaged and ready for the freezer and various feminine hygeine methods. For the life of me though I can't figure it out...

I can see why that'd confuse you - the main question was "what can you not do even though it's budget?" :)

hsmamato2
03-19-2008, 12:22 PM
Many of the posts on this thread were irritating to me...the princess, I'm too sensitive to live thing. If you're going to eat something acknowledge that it had a life and treat it w/ respect. If you can't do that than don't eat it.

Not that I'd admit to being irritated by ANY posts I read here on the disboards...;) :rotfl2: :rotfl: - I guess we are in the minority here- I still stand firm,if we raised the animals,I'd do it too. I abhor killing just for killing,but try reading a few books on discounted supermarket meats/eggs,how they're produced,and the industry that creates these "easy" foods for us all....then come back to this thread....you may think differently...
I know someone who won't buy farm eggs,they have to be from a supermarket carton....it's essentially the same thing- farm eggs can't be compared with the "cheap/easy" eggs in a store.....