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Gidday
Mon 29-Mar-10
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Jack
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Gidday

Me name is Jack and I am just an old rough country Kiwi boy from down under.

We live on a few acres almost dead centre to the little village of Hampden on the coast of Otago, New Zealand.

Being old, means my income is the old aged pension so have to grow as much veges as we can to eat.  Milk a house cow, and kill me own meat.

Mon 29-Mar-10
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Jack, hello and welcome to the forum!  We look forward to your tales of living, milking and butchering.

I'll try that again!

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G'day, Jack - and welcome to our very friendly forum.

I have some friends over there on South Island, in Pukekohe.

Look forward to hearing more .........

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Hi Jack and welcome to the Forum.

My husband, G and I have very fond memories of our trip to New Zealand. We got married in Arthur's Pass and had a wonderful time exploring South Island from the Moeraki boulders to Blenheim. And some of those memories are of wonderful meals we had there.

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Hello Jack and welcome.  I am sure you will love this forum even if we are all a bit mad at times.  Wink

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Good to have another man on board, Jack.

I am curious. When you say "kill my own meat", do you shoot or trap, or fish or what? I am all for killing humanely for the pot but I guess the majority on here (me included) now depend on the supermarket chains for our meat.

Never knowingly underfed

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Gidday

Shereen, we actually look down the coast a litle bit and can see the Moeraki boulders from out house .  Next time out here cann in for a couppa or couple a nights or something.

Danny,  I kill me own sheep, like with a knife and both arteries with one stroke is as humane as you can get it.  Like Kosha actually.  And that is a damned side more humane than a porr animal going through the freezeing works with all that stree.  And the proof of that is in the eating, far better flavour and tenderness than super marcket meat I assure you.


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Hi there i lived in Gisborn 2 vogal street next to a slaughter house and loved it. all the best and ps you should be safe from HARRP Wink

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Jack, my Fiona's bro lives in N. Island, in Fielding. I have never been but would love to travel some day.

Back when small farmers in rural Ireland used to slaughter their own animals for the pot, that was the way it was done. No days or hours of terror for the animal. Short and swift, with minimal suffering.

There are just too many Health and Safety rules here in the UK that are backfiring all the time compared with the old ways. I am sure that many regulations are well meant to protect humans from bad and dangerous food, but they seem to be invented by people who work in big glass offices and who have never worked the land never mind seen an animal been put through the abattoir experience.

Unnatural.

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