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Re: What is this for?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2012, 01:31:28 PM »
Same with foods...certain items just dont (in my mind) lend themselves to being viewed as normal food...so who was the first person to go, "Hey! I am going to try to eat this...)

Great example: Cows' milk. "Hey, you know what! I have an idea! Remember how when we were babies and when we got hungry and cried our mothers.... well, lets try doing that to that cow over there!"

Don't even get me started on Rocky Mountain Oysters. What kinda sick mo fo decided that was a good idea? Of course as strange as it is to think about the first person to try Rocky Mountain Oysters, that weirdness is quickly eclipsed by the fact that people STILL eat them.... BLAH!

I rather think the milk usage was started when a mother died or whatever and couldn't feed her child.  In order to keep the baby alive, members of the tribe/community/family group/whatever were forced to find a way to get milk for that child.

So far as Rocky Mountain Oysters, brains, tripe, and other organ meats, nothing sick about it.  My grandfather used to use "everything but the squeal" on animals he raised for meat.  To do less is to waste a portion of that animal whose life was taken.  I'm sure that practice started back in the days of hunter/gatherers, when people didn't turn up their nose at such things.  If being "civilized" means being wasteful and taking life thoughtlessly, then that's sicker, IMO, then using the whole animal.

I think the difference in attitudes is between city people and farm types.

I see. Well now I feel like a jackass city boy :)
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Re: What is this for?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2012, 03:10:41 PM »
Rocky Mountain oysters? Are they what I think they are? i.e. crown jewels in Osspeak?
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Re: What is this for?
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2012, 03:19:16 PM »
Rocky Mountain oysters? Are they what I think they are? i.e. crown jewels in Osspeak?
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Well I am not complete sure what "crown jewels in Osspeak" means but "crown jewels" would be a good term ;)
Here is a good description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Mountain_oysters

I actually used to live in CO where Rocky Mountain Oysters are more common. Never tried them though (blah!). The thought still bothers me- "wasteful" or not.
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Re: What is this for?
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2012, 04:39:10 PM »
I actually used to live in CO where Rocky Mountain Oysters are more common. Never tried them though (blah!). The thought still bothers me- "wasteful" or not.

Ah, but if you were offered some and didn't know what they were, you'd think they were great! ;)
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Re: What is this for?
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2012, 04:41:04 PM »
I see. Well now I feel like a jackass city boy :)
;D  Well, the fact that you're making your own cheese means you're definitely moving away from that!
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Re: What is this for?
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2012, 06:48:26 PM »
I see. Well now I feel like a jackass city boy :)

 ;D  Well, the fact that you're making your own cheese means you're definitely moving away from that!


lol, or it could mean I am a yuppie wine and cheese snob who is dabbling ;)

Alright, confession time- The real truth is that I did spend most of my childhood on a Ranch in California.
That said, I still think bull whoo-has are nasty for food!! Though I agree, if they were served to me when I live in CO and I had not idea what they were, well... here is a video:


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Re: What is this for?
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2012, 10:34:14 PM »
although my Uncle does have a degree in agriculture (of some sort) and did study dairy in college. As a kid I remember him telling us all kinds of weird things they did in college with dairy.
Weird stuff is right!  Only people with degrees in agriculture (like college professors) would think of feeding "chicken litter" (that's chicken poop) to goats and sheep because "it's so high in protein, so it's a quality feed".  Yech!  Farmers who use common sense wouldn't even consider it!

Having lived outside of Denver myself for a while, I think those suburbs qualify as city. ;)
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Re: What is this for?
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2012, 10:55:57 PM »
although my Uncle does have a degree in agriculture (of some sort) and did study dairy in college. As a kid I remember him telling us all kinds of weird things they did in college with dairy.
Weird stuff is right!  Only people with degrees in agriculture (like college professors) would think of feeding "chicken litter" (that's chicken poop) to goats and sheep because "it's so high in protein, so it's a quality feed".  Yech!  Farmers who use common sense wouldn't even consider it!

Having lived outside of Denver myself for a while, I think those suburbs qualify as city. ;)

Ho cra-ud!
I got curious and looked up the town I used to live in population is over 100,000. Yeah, I would say that is not a smaller town like I remember it. I must have lived in a small town feel neighborhood or something. Of course I was only 7-8, can't hold my memory accountable now can we.
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