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Febuary 15, 2020 Saturday - Day 4 and I love Saturdays

Saturday, February 15, 2020

I can't wait to retire...last day to work 4/1/2020. Then every day will be a Saturday. Except for Sunday...when some friends of friends retired several years ago they bought a sailboat and sailed all around the world. They wrote a book about there adventure called "No More Mondays". I never 'hated' Mondays...in fact I never hated any specific day, though my favorites were 'pay day' and 'holiday'.

Going to clean out the fridge and pantry of the foods I am eliminating (temporary and some permanently) and give to my 'supplier'. (That would be my Chef next door neighbor). She is bringing me eggplant parmesan...though I will no doubt be eliminating gluten from my diet next week.

And tomorrow I am on the hunt for pasture-raised and organic chicken. Now who has ever heard of pasture-raised chickens? We had chickens when I was growing up and we kept them in a coop. We had pastures...but those were for the horses and cows. I am trying to picture chickens running around in a large green pasture...what keeps the coyotes and other critters away from them. Would never work around here.

Learning how to eat 'healthier' is a lot of work. The food industry is working against us. I don't blame the small time farmers...it is the factory farms and the food industrial complex that knows money is more important than quality product.

Enough, I have a lot to do today...man coming with movers to remove my hot tub which is broken and cannot be fixed for a moderate price. Still deciding 'do I replace'? My repair man tried twice to fix it and now he is having it hauled away (for free) cause he wants to figure what is wrong with it. Tech Support doesn't know. He's that kind of guy.



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  • BESSHAILE
    My cousin raised Pastured raised chickens. The coop was movable and floorless so they could be both safe and eating from the ground. I believe there was a little fence that went with the movable coop.

    Hope you found the chicken.
    37 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Getting my hands on pasture-raised organic chicken has not been easy. Typically, get mine at Whole Foods.

    The pasture-raised chickens have chicken coops. They're simply free to get out and roam about during the day. You're right, they'd be coyote and hawk food without a coop!

    Although we are a suburban city in a large metropolitan area, folks are allowed chickens and hives in their yards. I've thought about it. Likely won't because it would mean finding someone to tend to the animals when one is away.

    40 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    My neighbors...two moms and two young teenagers bought 10 (possibly 12) chicks last spring and asked if they could roam the neighborhood.
    We were fine with them when they were little (so cute) but as they grew they started damaging our landscaping so they have tried to rain them in, usually successfully.
    I noticed their number has gone down and down...last t8me I saw the little escapees there were only four!
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    41 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Chickens in the yard isn't as pleasant sounding as pasture raised. LOL Learning to eat healthier is a chore before we do not have the mass media encouraging us. But it can be done. April 1st will be here before you know it.
    42 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/16/2020 11:02:55 AM
  • POSITIVEHOPE
    “The food industrial complex that knows money is more important than quality product.” So true. The empty chemists who create things like Cheetos that have absolutely no nutritional value at all but who can just eat one. The more Whole Foods you eat over time it resets your taste buds and brain. A slice of bread tastes sweet like cake. A carrot, corn or snap pea tastes sweet when they tasted blah before.

    Poor chickens. The pasture sounds like a very dangerous place for them. A coop is a much nicer alternative.

    42 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    never heard of pasture raised chicken but also thought I never would eat buffalo hamburg now I prefer it leaner less greasy and tastes great, and who would of thought i could buy it in my grocery store , hugs
    42 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Cool
    42 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    I know! My Dad grew up w/chickens and they were in a coop otherwise they were preyed upon! What can I say.

    Good luck! Sounds like you're on your way to formulating your plan for retirement.

    HUGS
    42 days ago
  • no profile photo GOFORGIN
    Ok
    42 days ago
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