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1/18/10 6:44 P

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Weekend was sort of frustrating - didn't get as much done as we wanted. But we got our new chicken house delivered today - our old one was falling down. It had been build before 1930, I guess it served its time! Once we get the fence moved we can move "the girls" to their new home and they can proceed to fill it with poop.
Sometimes I feel so weird when I see the homes my chickens have - they are so much nicer than the homes of children I visit in Africa and the Philippines!

~Beth~

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1/18/10 1:04 P

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Right now I am settling on having a virtual farm at Farmville...not exactly the same thing, but it will have to do.

It might be a lot of work, but i also think of it as offering high rewards. Bee-keeping seems to be a dying art of sorts (especially with the lack of bees we seem to be experiencing). Like I said, if I had a farm, I would want everything. Maybe that's why the DH discourages it...he knows I don't know how to say no (he always gets to be the bad guy)...sigh

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1/16/10 9:45 P

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It's alot of work - happily my daughter and her husband live nearby, and they want the farm to stay in the family. My daughter is keeping bees, and my son-in-law loves gardening. My husband and I are the ones that love animals - hence the chickens. Not that bees are not animals. . . but they mostly like each other and not us!

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1/16/10 2:17 P

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I so want a farm...ever since I was a little kid I wanted a big farm with horses, cows, chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, you name it! Oh, and lots and lots of fruits/vegetables. For now I have to settle for the dogs, cats, and a small vegetable garden with a few fruit trees. But one day....

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1/16/10 8:35 A

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Chickens are WONDERFUL. I can't figure out how people can eat them - although my "church" friends tell me it is because they taste like chicken. They have personality, relationships amoungst themselves, they talk to me and follow me around. The only downside is the amount of poop - but that is one reason we need them on our farm - they make great fertilizer. And my husband deals with the poop!

~Beth~

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1/15/10 7:21 P

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Ever since Kellogg bought out Morningstar, it's gone totally down hill. There are very FEW of their products that are vegan. And some of the best ones they have discontinued. Sigh...I gave up on them.

The names don't bother me only because I find it helpful in identifying what I can use it as a substitute for...and whether I can get my DH to try it (he eats meat).

P.S. So envious you have chickens! I would love to have my own pet chickens.

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1/15/10 6:27 P

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Sometimes it bothers me when the FMP is called "Chicken" or some other animal name. I would rather it just be called a "patty" without reference to someone's body parts.
Do all of morningstar farms products have eggs? We don't buy eggs, we have our own chickens and treat them properly.

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1/14/10 10:51 P

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Me too! The tofurkey "turkey" was so gross the year I had it. Was never willing to try it again--especially after i had to search all over for it and special order it and it was expensive. disappointing to say the least.

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1/14/10 10:25 P

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I don't like the actual "turkey" tofurkey makes, but I like their other stuff. And all the "smart" products are good!

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1/12/10 7:35 P

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Well, since I am vegan, that rules out all the Morningstar products...I love Gimme Lean (both sausage style and ground beef style). They make excellent sausage links or patties for breakfast and the ground beef style is easily made into burgers (way better than the frozen patties--much juicier--I love making vegan cheeseburgers--Galaxy Foods Vegan cheese slices are excellent--think of as a Kraft Single substitute). Also good for meatballs. I love the Smart Bacon products..Tofurkey Italian Sausages and the keilbasa ones as well. The Italian sausages are great in any type of pasta dish or to make a sausage soup with (one of the DH's favorites and he eats meat). The keilbasas I do when I went a "german" night and have taters and sauerkraut with them. And let's not forget tofu...couldn't live without it. Oh, and while i am not typically wild about tempeh, my mom uses it to make a delicious mock chicken salad, which I absolutely love but never seem to be able to replicate.

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1/12/10 2:46 P

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What Fake Meat Products do you enjoy? My husband loves the Morningstar farms breakfast strips. I like the Worthington Super Links - as a matter of fact even my son who didn't remain a vegetarian won't eat a regular hot dog!

~Beth~

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