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  • I think you have a point in the cuisine aspect. bacon is huge in american cuisine... and not all bacon is the sae. Thestuff I make is entirely different than the industrial bacon industry product. My bacon is made the old fashioned way.... salt dry rubbed and the slab refrigreated, and smoked with hickory. then the slab is cut in to @ 1 lb pieces.
    i was in fact having the very all bacon isnt equal discussion with the kids this very evening. i had an exbf who used to be incredibly rude about the fact i would only eat free range bacon as it was so expensive. i read the label on his bacon when we went shopping once. $ for $, mine was actual cheaper as it was pure bacon not 57% or whatever the caged stuff from china is. i wont even go into the flavour differences with the pig's lifestyle.

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    • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
      i was in fact having the very all bacon isnt equal discussion with the kids this very evening. i had an exbf who used to be incredibly rude about the fact i would only eat free range bacon as it was so expensive. i read the label on his bacon when we went shopping once. $ for $, mine was actual cheaper as it was pure bacon not 57% or whatever the caged stuff from china is. i wont even go into the flavour differences with the pig's lifestyle.
      yes there is a huge difference in flavor..... tiz one of the reasons I want a couple of pigs to raise for meat....

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      • i have always been scared i will get too attached to them and then get stuck with them. hence why i only really eat wild pork with the odd bit of free range bacon or pork for visitors. the flavour diffs between wild pork is huge too.

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        • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
          i have always been scared i will get too attached to them and then get stuck with them. hence why i only really eat wild pork with the odd bit of free range bacon or pork for visitors. the flavour diffs between wild pork is huge too.
          yup... The easiest way to not get "attached" is to think of them and "working" animals... don't treat them like pets, don't give them cute names (unless your think names like Breakfast, Chops, Dinner, Ribs are "cute").... I don't get attached to my chickens, even though I like some birds better than others...

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          • i have come along way since then. but still. i have kids too which could throw a spanner in the works. hunting is more fun anyways. better exercise and i have none of the responsibility of feeding it etc.

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            • i have had a rooster die of old age btw LOL 2 in fact.

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              • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                i have had a rooster die of old age btw LOL 2 in fact.
                lol... roosters don't last very long on my place.... I usually give them away....

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                • one was my pet welsummer roo and the other was my founding dorking roo. i was fond of both of them, my welsummer roo looked after my kids pet chooks and my dorking roo looked after my dorking older girls who all ranged. i kept younger breeding roos which went in the pot. chooks do like to have a roo for social structure so that was my excuse.

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                  • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                    one was my pet welsummer roo and the other was my founding dorking roo. i was fond of both of them, my welsummer roo looked after my kids pet chooks and my dorking roo looked after my dorking older girls who all ranged. i kept younger breeding roos which went in the pot. chooks do like to have a roo for social structure so that was my excuse.
                    yes, they do, but my wife doesn't like "surprise" eggs...... if there is no roo, some of the more aggressive hens will "act" like roos

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                    • ive even heard of hens trying to crow LOL my fave hens have been the more feisty ones. dd had a pet dorking hen called tamarillo who was fearless vs tame. she used to sit on the horse sometimes. my other fave was a silver laced wyandotte who always used to try to peck you if you picked her up. she look perpetually cross but was an awesomely good clucky chicken and raised loads of chicks for me.

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                      • Mornin', doc!

                        Nothing much to say, just saw you are chatting as I finished up my journal entry for today, and thought I would be neighborly.
                        I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                        • Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
                          Mornin', doc!

                          Nothing much to say, just saw you are chatting as I finished up my journal entry for today, and thought I would be neighborly.
                          Thanks for the neighborly stop by.... hope things in your little corner of the interwebs are going well....

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                          • Didn't get a whole lot done.... sat in an empty chicken house most of the morning watching out for coyotes...... sitting still for 2 hours is tough! The not talking isn't all that hard... I'm not all that talkative anyway. No cooler this time G... mayb tomorrow. though I do have egg deliveries to make tomorrow... maybe I'll just buy some dry dog food and rat bait...... effective, or so I've been told, and probably not legal.... Maybe some ethylene glycol.... or SKS.... or steel traps..... or claymore mines.....

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                            • cyanide and peanut butter works for possums. i dont think it is legal anymore either.

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                              • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                                cyanide and peanut butter works for possums. i dont think it is legal anymore either.
                                funny you should mention possums.... wife went out to close up the birds tonight and there was a possum eating out of the chicken feeder and the birds wouldn't go in their house, so wifey takes the portable fence post she uses as a walking stick and "kills" the possum. I go out to dispose of the "dead" possum and there is the bugger eating out of the trough again. He ran off before I could draw a bead on his fuzzy butt..... I told her next time shoot him! they call it "playing possum" for a reason....

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