Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cleaned Coronado Tongue and Floor. Your Meat.

Oh, A lot cooler this morning, it has rained last night, the pathway was still wet when I took MaeMae out. Bobcat was happy to be on her porch for most of the day.

Ray came over, but I had to get a cardigan to wear outside, it was chilly to me. He got some more of the old multi-colors of paint off the steps and then went to work on the tongue.

Jay called, so MaeMae and I picked him up. He got some more of the old plywood up, layer by layer, at the back of the Coronado. That is a good place for us to start. Once we can get the first 4' of floor down, we will have something to walk and kneel on, for doing the rest of it. Teetering around on those boards is precarious. The aluminum under-belly is not to be walked on. I was busy sweeping, taking the scraps to the burn pile, and being 'gopher' for Ray and Jay.

Mae Mae likes to be work dog, so she had her 'work bed' in the Coronado at the entrance to the kitchen. She is used to 'work noises' as she used to stay in my late DH's mechanic shop with him. She was shivering, so I put a coat on her. She didn't want to stay indoors with all that going on.

The inside of the underbelly of the trailer should be ready to clean, start laying the joists, and insulation.


""" Know where your food comes from.
Our global, consolidated food system can make it hard to know exactly where your food comes from. A single hamburger patty can commingle meat from a hundred different head of cattle, from four different countries.  Or, looked at from another perspective, a single contaminated carcass shredded for hamburger can pollute eight tons of finished ground beef. Given the huge size of many meat processing plants, a single package of ground beef can contain meat from hundreds of cows.

In the Jack in the Box outbreak, investigators found that the ground beef from the most likely supplier contained meat from 443 different cattle that had come from farms and auctions in six states via five slaughterhouses. In July 2008, the USDA finally issued a rule requiring country of origin labeling of some food commodities. Beginning in September 2008 muscle cuts and ground beef (including veal), lamb, chicken, goat, pork; fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables; macadamia nuts; pecans, ginseng, and peanuts will be labeled for their country of origin. """
This is from:

"" Key Findings and Conclusion. The livestock industry is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution.Considerable fossil fuel is used to produce fertilizers for feed crops, operate farm equipment, transport animals, and process and distribute final products. In addition to these fossil-fuel related emissions,even greater greenhouse gas impacts are attributable to 1) the loss of carbon sinks from land conversion for feed crops, and 2) emissions from the animal's wastes and enteric fermentation.Several practices have been identified in cattle feeding and manure management that can help reduce the animals’ methane emissions and nitrogen excretions in manure. """
This is from: """ So the livestock that has to be raised for the meat, is mostly to blame for the ozone layer.

Jay and I went into town to get a few things, and that was enough for today.

1 comment:

JB said...

I'm thinking a hamburger wasn't one of those things you went to town