Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear
This is one of the reasons why we hunt and fish. Grain fed deer, wild fish, make for smaller grocery bills, and healthier diets.
You're lucky to live in an area that is conducive to that sort of thing. I used to like that too but had to move for work from one province where one fish would feed five to a province where it takes five fish to feed one, and you might get five on a lucky day. If anyone had to rely on it for a living, they wouldn't be living. I'm told it's the result of many years of acid rain. I've given up hunting for the most part too, any time I found a good spot, it got logged out the following spring.
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny
What I have found is that the quality of what we get here is higher than in the US. And we get to test it often; we live about 1 hr from the border, and many people here take every opportunity they can to go across to buy groceries. For example, last Thursday night, we went to St Stephen (border town) for a high school hockey game, many of the parents went 'over across' to pick up groceries. I don't like the look, taste, or colour of the poultry in the US.
I've never tried US poultry, but I'm certainly not impressed with the factory chickens available here. The bones should be white, not dark red or brown once cooked. We lived next to a chicken farmer, he started with one 36000 capacity barn, and between him and his brothers had 6 such barns within 2 years. He matter of factly explained the process one evening, 43 days from hatch to market, growth hormones, force feeding, antibiotics, acceptible losses in the hundreds per week. His son used to take the remains along the grid in front of our place and dump them on other land he owned one section over. Our dog would run out to the road and collect remnants that fell off the gut wagon and bring them home, ugh. His chickens went to Superstore, Safeway, and KFC. We bought free range farmgate chickens for years after that. (Don't bother raising them yourself unless you're willing to invest a big commitment in time and effort if you can find someone else willing to).