Friday, January 7, 2011

US Wellness Meats

Santa gave me a bunch of money for Christmas this year, so I ordered a giant load of meat (beef, pork, chicken) and pemmican and pet burger for the pups from US Wellness Meats. Happily, it all arrived on my birthday (Yesterday!)
The Big Guy is getting me a small freezer for my birthday so, for now, half the meat is living in the freezer at my job until we can go to pick it up. (which entails me clearing a spot in the house for it)
Last night for dinner we had a stir fry of ground beef, cabbage, orange pepper, yellow onions, scallions, ginger and garlic. Delicious! Really, their ground beef is so... beefy and delicious. I think there's going to be some chicken & apple breakfast sausage made very soon.
I also cooked up a batch of the pet burger for the pups and they went MAD! It's very...liver-ish but they really loved it.

In sad news, my dove, Norman, who was well over 25 years old finally died. He'd been sick for weeks and weeks. I thought he was going to die then but I coddled him with lots o fresh cooked foods - sweet potatoes, kale, soaked & sprouted grains and cod liver oil. He seemed to be getting better (he started cooing and doing his little bird man dance again) but I guess he was just too old. He had a good life and I feel confident that I did the best that could be done for him in the end. Sigh. I haven't been without a bird in the house for just about as long as the Big Guy and I have been together. It's sort of weird to notice now how many small sounds they make, even when they're being quiet. Now the silence in the house is deafening.

Tomorrow my doggie daughter goes to the vet for her check up to see if she is still cancer free. I'm fairly confident but still nervous. Wish us luck!


  1. I'm sorry about your loss of Norman, Barb. Was he with you for all 25 years? It's never easy to lose a family member and I hope you feel better soon.


  2. Yes, I actually don't know how old he was. He was a "stray", obviously someones pet at one time. He used to land on my window ledge and tap on the window while I was making breakfast! I fed him and he stayed around the neighborhood. When we moved from that apartment, I worried about leaving him behind since he was so friendly so I took him with me. I miss his cooing and weird dove laugh but he had a pretty good life.


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