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Double Dog Farm slideshow
I'll bring cwoffee and pumpkin bread.DoubleDogFarm wrote:as long as you bring the cwoffee.
We had Joel the sheep shearer come in the spring to give them a good clipping. DD (and I helped) touched them up in between his visits.applestar wrote:Do you shear and use their wool? (sorry Eric -- but I gotta know! )
In one of my day-dream moments, I thought it would be interesting to raise Alpacas.... I've thought about raising Angora rabbits, but I was never able to wear Angora sweater -- too sneezy -- so I think I might be allergic to them. (THERE! We're back to rabbits, which is sort of back on topic... )
Mmmm... Pumpkin breadI'll bring cwoffee and pumpkin bread
You really do have to eat lamb while it is still young. There is a huge difference in the taste/smell of store bought lamb and small farm raised. Once you've had the good stuff you'll never eat store bought again unless you can find a butcher that does get young lamb.Sure wait until daughter heads off to college, then fill the freezer.
I don't remember eating lamb while growing up. My mother told a storing about cooking mutton, that turned her off to lamb. I like lamb and rabbit is better young also.
Applestar, I think a lot of it depends on how you were raised. When I was a child it was very common to raise chickens for eggs and meat, own a cow, etc. All my kids grew up knowing the difference between the family pets and animals raised for other reasons - like the sheep. My daughter did become attached to the three ewes we kept, due to unusual circumstances, and that was fine. It happens. She didn't have a problem selling the lambs for Easter because that was the reason the ewes were bred.You got me, Shadowsmom. I fully recognize myself as an hypocrite when I say I can eat fish I caught but that's about the extent of it. I haven't tried but I don't think I could eat an animal I raised, especially from a young age. I eat store-bought meat while being cognisant of what they were and what happened to them to be packaged that way.
Who am I to say, your the Mod.Way, OT, but this is turning into an interesting discussion, so I hope it's OK to keep going.
I can. My doctor says my lipid panel is perfect (Total cholesterol below 200, LDL below 100, HDL over 100), my blood pressure is 104/60, my blood glucose is 85, and I have no heart or lung problems. For the last 6 years, I've eaten meat, eggs and cheese, and not much else. That's not to say I never eat fruits or vegetables, but they are definitely an extremely minimal part of my diet ... a once-every-few-months sort of thing, rather than daily or weekly. (That's probably why it doesn't bother me when the wild animals take most of my berries and cherries. As long as they leave me a handful or two each year, I'm content.) [img]https://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh27/Kisal_photos/dunno.gif[/img]rainbowgardener wrote:Incidentally, recently had my annual check up with my MD. In my 60's, never been on any blood pressure meds and my blood pressure reading was 105/60. Any of you meat eaters match that?