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New Smells

April 10th, 2007, 08:27 PM
So I finally get the smell out of my nostrils from my idiotic move of trying to sear some food that was to cold for Missy, forgetting I had smthered it with omega 3 oil :yuck: . Then I decide to try some of this dogfood mix I get from up the road, it's basically the stuff thats to small to sell, unable to sell, won't sell. They have decided it's easier to make dog food than sausages as it sells easier and they get as much back. I defrosted one of the kilo blocks and stood over it to spoon into the bowls. The smell assaulted me the same time I remembered the full ingredients, TRIPE, lungs, trachea, off cuts of meat, kidney, heart.
So I now know what tripe smells of :sick: , added to that the look of this stuff. I was quite happy handling it when it was frozen in blocks and looked like a sand picture with the layers of color, but once the stuff defrosted, with lumps of white stuff, honeycombed brown stinky bits, and other stuff I couldn't identify, I was less keen on touching it.
The dogs, well needless to say they went mad for it, Riley is not allowed in the kitchen when we prepair food, but on smelling this stuff he went and sat at his mat and refused to leave, he almost growled at me when I escorted him out of the kitchen, only to turn around and go back and try and hide in the corner waiting for this new food :laughing: . Missy usually waits for Riley to finish before she comes to eat her food but even she decided to wonder in to get her food early.
Bowls were polished like they were not meant to have eaten from them and each revisited them to see if the mystery product reappeared.
While I was at the butchers I took my neighbour, on hearing the ingredients he mentioned he had to pay for them to dispose of those products when he gets his animals slaughtered, and could I have them. I don't know how much there would be from a calf but he seems to think about 150 lbs at least :eek: I guess that means 2 freezers.
His meat is all organic (goes as far as his own crops top feed livestock (they love pumpkins) so if the number is correct I'll be distributing this stuff as he has 4-6 calfs a year butchered, I need to sort out a list of what I want from this waste stuff. I'm guessing the whole digestive system, Lungs and trachea. Anything else I should put on my list?, I will see about the neck bone but I have little use for that :confused: .

April 10th, 2007, 08:32 PM
why are you so far! :yell: the beanie's diet is so bland and boring compared to what you are feeding... i can only get the very basic of meats here at a reasonable price (beef, chicken, pork, turkey and fish), I haven't bought tripe in months because it's so hard to find and so very expensive. well i am super happy for you, wow good news about the furkids loving their dinners! wooo! :highfive:

April 10th, 2007, 09:41 PM
If I could persuade one of the girls at work to bring it I would, however a car full of frozen stuff that gets more stinky the more it thaws would have me going the way of the rabbit :crazy: :laughing: . For $30 for a 50lb box of the stuff I'd be mad to not try it, it's going to be my going away dinners when I have to leave them at the boarders so I had to make sure it was going to work. I also have a reserve of egg shells crushed to add in and all the bones left from the pork shoulders I got. I don't think I could afford to go back to kibble now. :thumbs up

April 10th, 2007, 09:58 PM
Wow ~ do you have ANY idea how expensive green tripe is ??? When I asked one of the organic butchers here why they don't carry it, I was told it requires a SEPARATE meat inspector. For a tiny bag (maybe a pound ?) of frozen green lamb tripe I think I pay $6. The cans of lamb tripe which are diluted with water are $2.79.

Where in the world is Singhampton and is it on the TTC subway line ?? :rolleyes: :laughing:

April 10th, 2007, 10:58 PM
:sorry: :offtopic:
Singhampton is where the world slows down, where you actually stop at the stop sign and wave the other person through, you don't use high beams at night is there is someone in front of you either side of the road. It's where you pull into a gas station, pick up your mail and buy your beer, get your grocery's, all by going through the same door. Multicutural means mixed livestock, and you wave at the tractors going pass as you may need them in the winter even though you may get stuck behind one occasionally. Rush hour means adding on 1 minute to your 30 minute journey, and we go to the store to shop not stand in a que.
I could go on forever, however PM me, I come to the big smoke to work on the weekends (it's wherer the money is). I have an appartment there but only has a small freezer so wouldn't be able to keep it to long. If you want stuff when I get it I'll let you know, I usually arrive around 5pm on fridays to prepair for work.
Oh Singhampton is really 20 minutes south of Collingwood, West of Creemore.

April 11th, 2007, 09:41 PM
Ah, I thought the name sounded familiar. I have friends and an Ex from Collingwood ~ used to drive up that way all the time.

The food offer sounds like a great deal xlr8 as long as you are TTCable from Yonge and Bloor. PM me when you are picking up your next order and we can make the needed arrangements ! And thanks !!!

April 11th, 2007, 11:21 PM
Will do, my appartment is jameson and Lakeshore and I work at Sickkids so we can easily meet up.
:thumbs up

April 12th, 2007, 01:16 AM
Oh absolutely ~ I actually work over on Elm so we're practically neighbours !

April 12th, 2007, 02:53 PM too, me too! I work right by mummummum at Dundas and University. I'd love to get in on this organic meat action if you don't mind? I'll even treat you to a Timmy's:D
I have such a hard time finding stuff like trachea, heart, lungs, and I've yet to see fresh tripe. And the others are so right...tripe is soooooooooo expensive! If you've got room for one more, I'd love to set up a weekly/monthly/bi-monthly visit with you to stock up on some goodies?
You can pm me if you'd like.

April 12th, 2007, 03:35 PM
No worries, I'm hoping to lay it all together and freeze it in glad sacks, then run the band saw through it to cut it into sections of about 40 lbs.
I'll find out when the first calf is going in, I need to get that other freezer sharpish at this rate, (time to hunt through

April 12th, 2007, 05:47 PM
Awesome! Just let me know whenever you've got a batch and how much $ it is and we can set up a time and place to meet. Thank you again soooo much! I never thought I'd be so excited about picking up 50lbs of carcass :o