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A trip to the meat farm
OMG (osh) I went to the Ethnic meat farm today that I mentioned in Amanda's thread on feeding raw. The parking lot was full of cars from all over Atlanta and a couple from out of state. The owner barely speaks English; in fact, we remembered each other from a real estate transaction many years ago. He was very happy to see me, but please no hugs in your bloody clothes. He is so proud of his farm and wanted me to see all of it. I spent several minutes trying to explain what I wanted, and then he had someone gathering up bloody bones and stuff from the floor. For my Smarty and Galen are you crazy, not what I had in mind! OMG….. I almost gagged and I do not have any form of a weak stomach. So off we go to the back, he wanted me to PICK out my rabbit, goat, sheep or calf. Deer are out of season so he didn’t have any of those. One big problem, they are ALIVE. Everyone was picking out their animals and then he slaughters them.
He knew this was getting the best of me, so he sent me to Miss Debbie down the road. She has lots of dogs, so she can call him and tell him what I want and he will get it ready for me. "Free no charge for my good friend".
OMG……Miss Debbie’s place was in an old garage. It smelled so much worse than the meat farm. The smell was old, wet, pee, poop and dirty dogs. This was some form of a grooming shop. I looked for the pick up van because no one in their right mind would leave a dog there if they took one step inside. Much less to think the dog would come back clean. Thankfully Miss Debbie was out, but they would have her call me tonight. That should be an interesting conversation.
I stopped back by to tell him I was out of time and appreciated his tour.
Smarty, Galen and I had a talk when I got home. They now understand if the fresh raw meat that is suppose to be so good for them is not sold at our meat market, Kroger, Public’s or a normal grocery store they are out of luck and not getting it.
Sandi, taking a new road with Smarty and Galen