Puppies have a good sense of when it is time for a meal. Generally that is all the time. If you don’t serve up the meal within their time frame, they will surely die of starvation. Poor little Heathens — dinner was late tonight.
‘Feeding Raw’ Category
August 27, 2013 by myeye
January 14, 2013 by myeye
It’s nearly 7:00 AM and it is 12 degrees. Yesterday at this time it was only 1 degree. It must be a heat wave!
This was the weekend that I decided to break out the new grinder (you may recall my previous appliance bit the dust). I grind part of the dogs’ raw meals so every three weeks or so. I thaw a pile of various meats and run them through with veggies. I package them in meal-sized Glad boxes and stack in the freezer. That gives me a huge sense of satisfaction and makes meal time easy — just thaw a box for dinner, divide up into the four dogs’ bowls, add their supplements and we are good to go.
So — the new grinder:
Say what? Reverse I understand, but “No”? No what? So I plugged it in and pushed the buttons. “No” is upside down for “On” and “Half” is a somewhat phonetic spelling of “Off”. I should have known when I saw these that I was in trouble. This thing is supposed to be 2.0 horsepower and 1800 watts. I assure you it isn’t. My old grinder which was 1.5 horsepower and 1600 watts could whip up 35 pounds of meat and veggies in an hour. This version moaned and groaned, it squashed the meat and vegetables rather than grinding them. After taking it apart a half dozen times, I chopped the veggies and cut the meat into sizes that would fit in my freezer containers. On a whim, I had purchased the eBay warranty — thank goodness! However, now I have the hassle of returning this one and making a warranty claim. Shoot! However. this photo is a nice complement to the “Breaking experts” at the local auto shop. Just for your records, this is a “CuisinePro” grinder.
It’s definitely Monday.
December 7, 2011 by myeye
I left the office early, detoured to a store that had chicken leg quarters for $ .49/lb. I brought home 40 pounds as well as 6 pounds of chicken gizzards. More work for Bruno this weekend, but I’ll have happy dogs. Friday I’ll hit the farmers’ market for the veggies. The upshot of all that is I arrived home before dark. It was so worth it!
From my patio:
Yep! Merry Christmas is baking again!
December 4, 2011 by myeye
We had snow Friday evening and night. As one would expect, the sun came out yesterday and melted the snow. Last night it was very cold so all the melted snow froze and more snow fell on it. There is a third storm predicted for tonight or tomorrow. Folks in the midwest and east are used to this, but the poor New Mexico drivers have no clue how to drive in this stuff. Heck! In the summer if it clouds up and “could be” rain, they all run into each other.
This is my front yard this morning when I ventured out to fetch the paper. (I should teach a dog to do that for me.) Snow and fog — can’t see my mountains. So, I’ll grind up a batch of dog food — a thawed turkey is waiting for the machete. Then I’ll vacuum up some of the dried mud from yesterday.
October 5, 2011 by myeye
We ground up 25 pounds of dog food tonight. When I say we, I mean me and the crumb patrol. I had three red faces and six big brown eyes watching my every move. Tater has figured out that the bowls, spoons and grinder parts end up in the dishwasher — he was so ready. The most practical place is on the dishwasher door.
What great ears this baby has.