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Do you buy in bulk or do you buy in standard cuts?

How do you shop? is it a thing to think about on a daily basis? do you plan daily meals at meal times and stand at the fridge door like me, are you budget and weight conscious and plan and make meals on your spare days so the family know what to get out and assist you with if you are a working person?

It is a known fact that people who plan and cook meals weekly lose weight and maintain a high level of health, as these people are disciplined enough to carry through plans and not buy out of the budget and meal options. Taking fully prepared lunch to work or school is also the sign of an organised person who is not only budget aware but health aware, one never sees someone bring in hot chips and gravy to reheat in the microwave or do you?

The idea is to plan your meals, write your shopping list and set about creating your new healthy organised self. Plan the meat meals and decide what you are buying, red meat, beef, lamb, kangaroo, pink meat pork and white meat, chicken and fish. It is not necessary to buy and precook veg’s these can be done daily if you need to shop, but never shop when you are hungry as you make bad choices. Put down the oven pizza or frozen / non frozen burger and buy the grass fed, organic steak or hamburgers. The fat content is less and you will feel much more satisfied with the dinner you are preparing for yourself and family.

Here is the healthy option always try and buy local – ask if you are unsure where the meat comes from, most supermarkets have in-house butchers in Australia. If it reads 100% grass fed or organic pay the extra it will be worth it for the health benefits of having the producer who worked hard to bring the best possible meat to your plate. Look for ours, we are proud of our meat.

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Do you buy the cuts or in bulk so that you have options for more than 1 meal ? Of the eight main sections, or primal cuts, of a steer, seven—the chuck (shoulder), the rib (rib section), the plate and flank (underbelly), the short loin (back section), the sirloin (hip), and the round (hindquarter)—yield individual cuts that are tender enough to be sold as steaks. The rib, short loin, and sirloin are the source of most premium steak house cuts, but tender and flavorful steaks also come from other parts of the steer; the chuck, in particular, is the source of a number of excellent, and inexpensive, steaks.

Tell me do you prepare daily or weekly menu’s? I do daily and perhaps I need to set about and do weekly meal planner and see how much I can save with time, effort and satisfaction.

Road Kill

If you live in the country, one thing you notice when you travel a lot is the road kill. You have probably killed animals yourself and it is an awful feeling. I hate the noise they make when you hit them. But when being taught to drive you are taught not to swerve away from them – this can lead you to losing control of the car and killing oneself or veering into on coming traffic and killing other humans. It’s horrible but it happens.

In Australia, one of our biggest threats is the Kangaroo, they appear at all times though mainly around dusk, and they will jump off the shoulder of the road and into the path of your car, depending upon its size it can do extensive damage or panel damage. Cars normally kill the animal but have you thought about what you would do if it didn’t? Have you gone back to check? I drove past one the other day and he was badly injured and I travelled along our road until I waved down an on coming car (a lovely ex neighbor) and asked him to go shoot it. Which he did, to put it out of its misery. We could see it was male so there was no looking for a baby joey so we drove on.

I have encountered birds, one flew directly into the car, hit the nudge bar and died, it then fell between the bar and the grill and it wasn’t until I stopped that I realized it was still there and I had to remove it. I was bringing some German friends with me to the farm from the city at the time and they thought it was worthy of pictures.

Emu’s are also a road problem as they can cause extensive damage as their bodies are car bonnet height and if you hit them their heads can hit the wind screen as break that as well, wombats are hard as they get wedged under the car and we also have the problem of deer. Not native to Australia, introduced and become pests to farmers if they move into your crops. One does try to avoid them but it can look like they run directly into you,

Rabbits & Hares are the worst as they run across, jump back and then appear to run full tilt into the wheels. I try to avoid it all now, not only for the damage to the car but the sound of it. It’s awful.  The greater the speed the harder it is to stop and avoid accidents or slow-moving animals.

Australian Kangaroo & Joey

Australian Kangaroo & Joey