Tag Archives: ethical meat

free-range sheep

Free-range animals and birds are all the rage in the local, humane, natural, organic, and/or more-ganic food movement.  In other words, let the critters roam around, eating what they would normally eat, and don’t feed them a bunch of highly … Continue reading

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scrappy ella

Ella started molting a few days ago: she started losing her tail feathers (she actually has none right now, which looks very strange), then some around her neck, and now many off her wings.  According to one random website (ahh, … Continue reading

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heidi, RIP, RIF, and now RIL

Heidi’s carcass went into the garbage can first thing Monday morning.  For some reason I felt stranger and sadder about doing that than eating her soup.  Well, her soup?  her in the soup?  You know what I mean. Although it’s … Continue reading

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tonight’s dinner

One of our extra freezer doors got left open for something like 36 hours.  Heidi the hen (RIP) was still frozen (RIF), but the vegies definitely defrosted.  The boo-boo turned into an opportunity to wipe down the freezer and take … Continue reading

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local-local lamb

One of my anthropologist-friend-colleagues writes about “locals” in her work, except that the locals differentiate between what they call “locals” and “local-locals.”  That is, local people are basically people from the area or region.  Local-local people are from a village … Continue reading

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