Friday, November 16, 2018

Foul fowl …


Where I live, in North Carolina, this is a common sight and it never fails to turn my stomach ! In case you can’t make it out (I was in slow traffic when I snapped this and it’s not too clear) it is a full truck-load of filthy dirty cages that are packed to the gills with live chickens.

Chickens are transported to the slaughterhouse in crates stacked on the back of trucks, like this one, and they aren’t protected at all from weather conditions. You can actually see them gasping for air in the oppressive summer heat. Just the smell alone, as you pass one of these huge trucks in traffic, is enough to make me gag. Many of the chickens die before they reach their destination and perhaps that is a blessing.

As I understand it, when the truck arrives at the slaughterhouse the crates are picked up by a crane and the chickens are dumped on to a conveyor belt. Then they are “stunned” and hung up before being processed.  If it weren’t for free-range chickens I would never eat poultry again. Just compare this picture with the first one …



Look how happy they are ! Although these chickens are destined to grace our tables at least they are content beforehand and allowed to run free.   Bon appetit …

 
PS: I don't like that only Google members can post on my blog. If you want to leave a comment feel free to email it to me at snowflakesnew@gmail.com  & I will post it. 






Sunday, November 11, 2018

Where should I go next ???


My blogger friend Jan sends me interesting things that she comes across while surfing the web.  This entry is my spin on one of those.  I put it in the form of a letter to my children and a few good friends and thought you might enjoy it too …  especially their clever answers. 

Hi all:  I'm reminiscing about my travels and where I might go next year. Your input and ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I thought I'd like to go to Cahoots but would need a fellow traveler.  You have to be in Cahoots with someone to be allowed in.  I've already been in Sane and might consider going back but it's hard to get to … no air travel, you have to be driven there.  Also my time in Doubt was OK but I found it to be kind of an "iffy" place.  Lastly I know I've been in Continent but I guess it's an age thing because, for the life of me, I can't remember what country it is in.  However I do remember the climate as being very wet and uncomfortable the whole time I was there.

I haven't made much progress. Any suggestions. ? 
Hugs to all … 🤗  Mom/Ginnie

Here are the answers I received...
* I'll happily join you in any type of Cahoots.
* I hear Mayhem has good off season hotel rates but don't want to risk it.
* I frequently stay in Coherent but seem to have trouble with the language.
* I  would love to participate but am in Conspicuous.
* 🤣😂🤣😂😍😂🤣😂
* I left my war-torn country to live in Tolerant, but I was turned away at the border.
* If the election on Tuesday wasn't a "blue wave" I was going to live in Cognito.
* I met multitudes of men in Corrigible.
* Well, I would love to meet you in Cahoots but I'm in Attentive right now and can't focus on going anywhere else at present.

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So there you have it.  I look forward to your comments !



Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Hurray for the women


Well,  the mid-term voting results are in and I wouldn't call it a "Blue wave" but it does give all of us a  HUGE PLUS.   We now have a majority in the House who will be unafraid to use the power of  CHECKS & BALANCES and you can bet they will do so... after all it is a fundamental principle of our government, guaranteed by the Constitution.

As for me … you will be happy to hear that I am done with posting about politics and in a few days I should be back to my usual … simple vignettes of anything that I think will be of interest to you.   Please stay tuned …