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Old 08-19-2010   #61 (permalink)
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I am very fortunate, I get beef - from my uncles farm. Pasture raised, grass fed and I know what shots they get and don't get. Good meat. And we got a side of beef at $1.50 a lb (He doesn't make any money off us family - just covers the costs, we get a sweet deal). I have a small freezer full of beef cuts and in total it cost around $400 plus the butchering which was around $100 for cutting and wrapping. We are lucky to be able to get such excellent meat grown very locally.

To buy organic in a grocery store here - and I am talking about meat - beef, chicken etc - is insanely expensive.
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I am very fortunate, I get beef - from my uncles farm. Pasture raised, grass fed and I know what shots they get and don't get. Good meat. And we got a side of beef at $1.50 a lb (He doesn't make any money off us family - just covers the costs, we get a sweet deal). I have a small freezer full of beef cuts and in total it cost around $400 plus the butchering which was around $100 for cutting and wrapping. We are lucky to be able to get such excellent meat grown very locally.

To buy organic in a grocery store here - and I am talking about meat - beef, chicken etc - is insanely expensive.

We do the same, get some of the sides of beef my mom buys through her brother....she also gets me chickens and pork from the Hutterites down by where she lives (Tompkins colony). Plus venison and pickerel my husband hunts and catches....but I bet if you figure out the costs of hunting and having a boat, cabin rental, etc. it's more expensive than organic ....more like a nice fringe benefit of having outdoor hobbies!
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We do the same, get some of the sides of beef my mom buys through her brother....she also gets me chickens and pork from the Hutterites down by where she lives (Tompkins colony). Plus venison and pickerel my husband hunts and catches....but I bet if you figure out the costs of hunting and having a boat, cabin rental, etc. it's more expensive than organic ....more like a nice fringe benefit of having outdoor hobbies!

100% correct. I'm sure I have paid well over $100 a pound for fish and game before.
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[/b] 100% correct. I'm sure I have paid well over $100 a pound for fish and game before.
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Hell I've already spent $100 just on tags and licenses. And it's not even hunting season. I'd have to shoot one on my front porch just to keep the meat under $10 per pound!
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Hell I've already spent $100 just on tags and licenses. And it's not even hunting season. I'd have to shoot one on my front porch just to keep the meat under $10 per pound!

tell me about it

blinds, tree stands, camo gear, white overalls, boots, ammo/arrows, tags, gas, cabin rental, new bow ....


oh and stupid gun registration!! ( )
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Good thinking on the tactic!

Another good way to "remind" yourself is to try living with Meatless Mondays...
We do meatless Wednesdays and Fridays. Makes it so much easier during Lent Seriously though, we have cut back on the quantity of meat eaten, and added more greens and legumes. The kids actually don't mind this. And like Buggirl, we buy locally also. More expensive, but I know where my meat came from and to the best of our knowledge what they were being fed.

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I, too am FAR from having all of this worked out...still, this should not prevent any of us from representing for better habits that might lead to a better world. If we had to wait for perfection before we spoke, the silence would be deafening....hopefully, we are all a work in process...far from perfect, but moving in a better direction.


Totally agree with you.
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I, too am FAR from having all of this worked out...still, this should not prevent any of us from representing for better habits that might lead to a better world. If we had to wait for perfection before we spoke, the silence would be deafening....hopefully, we are all a work in process...far from perfect, but moving in a better direction.
I agree Life, in general, is a work in progress. It's all about working to make yourself, and the world a better place (while still having fun, of course).
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I'm feeling weak. I think I need some meat
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harsh!


But funny ....and I have to say, I agree. He is exactly right, the planet will be here and we'll be long gone....the planet will shake us off like a bad case of fleas.

If I were a churchgoer, I would belong to the church of George Carlin. The world is a worse place without him.
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I LOVE PETA ( but i've said this before )
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I LOVE PETA ( but i've said this before )
People eating tasty animals ?

I know bad joke - I love the real PETA to.
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I grazed on salami, Spanish triple cream blue cheese and California wine.

I checked my eggs from Wilcox Farms in the neighboring state, and they seem safe, so I will eat some tomorrow, fried in Tuscan olive oil. Don't see much CA olive oil around here, but that would be closer.
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I grazed on salami, Spanish triple cream blue cheese and California wine.

I checked my eggs from Wilcox Farms in the neighboring state, and they seem safe, so I will eat some tomorrow, fried in Tuscan olive oil. Don't see much CA olive oil around here, but that would be closer.
Argentinian Wine Dinner tonight....fabuloso!(okay, so it is not meatless...but c'mon..this was an ARGENTINIAN wine dinner!)

Salad
‘09 Mapema Suavignon Blanc
Ensalada Mixta
Mixed Salad with Tomato, Bell Peppers, Red Onions
Served with Bibb Lettuce and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Appetizer
’08 La Posta Pinot Noir
Humita con Queso de Cabra
Argentinian Goat Cheese Tamal

Entrée
’08 Ben Marco Malbec
Bife de Chorizo con Chimichurri
Grilled Prime Cut New York Strip Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Accompanied by Baked Rustic Cut Potatoes

Dessert
’09 Crios Rosé of Malbec
Torta Mil Hojas con Dulce de Leche
Puff Pastry Tart filled with Candied Milk
Served with Pistachio Anglaise and Fresh Picked Berries

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I am very fortunate, I get beef - from my uncles farm. Pasture raised, grass fed and I know what shots they get and don't get. Good meat. And we got a side of beef at $1.50 a lb (He doesn't make any money off us family - just covers the costs, we get a sweet deal). I have a small freezer full of beef cuts and in total it cost around $400 plus the butchering which was around $100 for cutting and wrapping. We are lucky to be able to get such excellent meat grown very locally.

To buy organic in a grocery store here - and I am talking about meat - beef, chicken etc - is insanely expensive.
Lucky CJ!
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