Join Date: May 2003
Location: Helena Mt., USA
I am an omnivore, much like a bear...I eat meat, almost all different meats. We buy our beef direct from ranchers, hormone free and grass fed. We kill our own deer and elk. We shoot our own pheasant, and I buy turkeys and chickens direct from the local Hutterite Colony, hormone free and organic.
I like to eat meat, I miss it if I don't eat it daily. Because we buy closer to the source, our meat costs no more than grocery stores and it's much better quality (AND the ranchers make more per pound too!). When we buy beef, we buy a 1/2 at a time and steaks, roast and burger all together cost about the same per pound, cut and wrapped, that burger costs at the grocery store.
My kids have always been meat eaters too!
ETA: I should add that I grew up on a working farm, we had a milk cow who had a calf about every other year, who we named Mr. Steak, or Porterhouse or some such that went off to have steak and such made out of him/her. We had goats, we had chickens, we bought 100 chicks every spring and butchered the males every fall (about 60 of the 100) for food. I personally took care of 30 turkey chicks every spring that we butchered and sold for food, and ate a few every year ourselves. We had between 30 and 300 pigs at a time that we sent off for slaughter...baby pigs that I bottle fed because their mamas wouldn't. It was sort of sad every fall, but I also liked and still like eating meat and to me, it's worth it.
Chris, mom to:
Tank (Cardigan Welsh Corgi)
Odin (GSD 8/28/13)
Valentine-our ragdoll cat
Two great skin kids
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