I look like a freak when I go shopping.

I go later at night, sometimes at 10 if I happen to be driving by, and I usually have strange items in the cart as well as quite a few pounds of meat (over 20lbs most of the time). What white girl buys pig tails and pig feet and tubs of liver? This white girl :) You can usually see my disappointment and here me mumble, "They don't have any chicken feet!" or "No pork kidney!?"


Beef is not a common menu item for the dogs as it is never less than $3/lb unless on sale. At the moment it's $1.78/lb so it's definitely worth it.

I won't buy chicken if it costs more than $.70/lb. Chicken ain't worth it. Thankfully it's usually $.48/lb and one time it was $.27 and that, my friends, is a steal. I probably bought 30lbs worth of leg quarters.

Pork is not worth more than $1/lb. It's nothing special. Thankfully pork chops are occasionally $.49/lb and pork shoulder is almost always $.98/lb and it's a great "big" meal for the dogs.

Fish is never cheap unless it's nearly past it's prime. Tonight I scored BIG and there were, for the first time, several packages of ocean perch marked down to $1.88/lb as well as two packages of salmon steaks. There's currently a whole salmon in the freezer that was also a reasonable price a while back.

Turkey is the same as chicken to me. I don't pay more than $1/lb and luckily PayLow seems to be trying to get rid of holiday stock--all turkey is $.77/lb! Sweet. I just need more freezer room because a single Tom can feed Judah for a month. And Judah loves her some turkey.

Rabbit is also a rare, rare treat. It's always $2.98/lb and therefore too expensive to feed regularly.

Otherwise...my dogs pretty much live off of pork and chicken and turkey with some beef thrown in, and occasionally lamb if it's cheap enough and I don't want to eat it. I'm Serbian...so it's rare that I don't want to eat lamb. All day. Every day. Oh to raise my own lamb as well! One day...one day. :)

  • duckberry 8y


    We catch our own wild rabbits..Yummy
    And we aslo have our own chicken
  • This Year's Love 8y

    oooh! I didn't notice you raise your own chickens. How is that? I'm suddenly on a mini-crusade to try to convince my parents to let me raise chickens for fresh eggs and fresh meat for the dogs.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • duckberry 8y

    We hatch free range chickens all year,we sell the eggs out the front gate,and any who dont lay or surplus cocks go to dogs.

    We also have one duck and are going to incubate some goose eggs now.

    I try to buy as little as possbile from the supermarket and get as much as possible from our hens and wild rabbits,partridge and pheasants

  • This Year's Love 8y

    That's great! We have a large backyard and a nice space already sectioned off that I think would work great for some chickens. It's about the right time to get baby chicks anyhow and we could have eggs by the summer. I think it's illegal to own roosters, so we would only have hens, if I could ever convince my parents to let me go ahead!
  • duckberry 8y

    Why is it illegal to own roosters?
  • This Year's Love 8y

    I'm pretty sure due to noise restrictions. At least in residential areas, roosters are illegal to own because neighbors would get annoyed by all of the crowing.
  • Tori 8y

    I get those looks at the Oriental market when all I buy is pork kidney and liver. I wipe out the entire case while all the workersstand around and talk about me and laugh. I really wish I knew what they were saying:)
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