Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What is in your steak?

This is not about any particular Colorado company. It does involve Colorado ranches and Colorado meat.
I was reminded of the importance of knowing where your steaks come from today when a high school class mate facebooked that she had purchased some steaks from a door-to-door sales person. This reminded me of the steak sales that was going on in Colorado Springs this summer. The lead was '20 ribeye steaks for $20'. Well, to check out what was going on, I bought a package. Took it to a meat cutter to get his opinion. The results: They were 4oz, from old cows or bulls, and some of them were probably from the chuck.
Lesson learned.
Meat can be so good, or it can be so bad. The commodity type with its antibiotics, hormones, meat glue, ammonia, preservatives, and color enhancers is not so good. Then there is the kind that  you should be eating. That is the meat from your local producer. He won't be using antibiotics, except for sickness, hormones, or any other harmful substances.
So the choice is yours......commodity with all the potential harmful additives or the home grown stuff that is pure meat.
I hope this has given you something to think about. Questions? Comments? Let me know.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

What is a pet worth?

  Well, it depends. How long have you had it? How much did you pay for it? This is only two  questions to be answered in coming up with an answer to the original question. Then there are the intangibles, such as companion, guard animal, friend, helper, etc.
  Which brings me to the real issue.....when and how do you make the decision to put a sick pet down? It isn't easy. How do you balance the love for the pet/animal vs. the expense of trying to keep the animal alive?
  I don't have the answer, but I am looking for some help, if any of you have ideas, thoughts, or comments.
  This certainly wasn't the way I intended to start this blog, but I guess this is one way. I will be a bit more informative on the next one. Meanwhile, I look forward to your comments.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Up coming posts

Well, I have finally gotten to the point that is is time to use this blog for a good purpose. Starting in the next few days you will be getting frequent updates on all things Colorado. I will also be posting things you need to know about your food. This includes, nutrition, handling, sources, etc.

Oh. Yes. I would welcome comments and suggestions from you. Any issue you want more information on, just let me know.