Cow Assassins

| 11/27/2012 6:51:29 PM

We huddled in a comfortable corner of the hotel lobby. She stuffed a few pieces of chocolate kale into her mouth and said, “We’re trying to decide how to finish the cows off.”

My jaw dropped and my eyes popped open. Thoughts of the young woman face covered with a black mask, swirled through my head. Would she perform the dastardly deed with a candlestick in the library? Or perhaps a revolver in the kitchen?


Possible Victims?

Cow Assassins. Who knew? Suddenly, a steak dinner didn’t sound so good.

 She must have noticed my shock. “What I mean is we have them in pasture and we’re trying to decide what to feed them before they’re “processed.”

12/6/2012 4:02:48 PM

We have both dairy goats and Irish Dexter cattle. Having a Dexter steer in the freezer now, I have to say the cows still give the most as they are both meat and milk producers. Dairy goats give plenty of milk for all kinds of uses but we don't eat them as there isn't enough meat on them. We are in Texas. Number 1 rule when raising your own animals for food: Don't play with your food, makes it easier when the time comes for them to jump in the freezer.

Pauline Hylton
11/30/2012 3:40:08 PM

Nebraska Dave. Thanks for being a pro. I grew up thinking olives grew with the red things in them so I am definitely a city girl. I think it is great that people like me are starting to question where and how the food is magically delivered to Publix or Kroger. Might make us less wasteful, more prudent. We kill fish for a living. Sometimes I feel bad for them, but I have a freezer full of them, which I think we need to have some food stockpiled for USA future.

Pauline Hylton
11/30/2012 3:37:55 PM

Thanks, Hank. Does ok mean you can afford to go to Ruth Crisp Steakhouse each night, or does ok mean you get by and don't really love it?