Growing up in southeastern Minnesota, I of course was able to visit pig farms. The small scale but still industrial model pig farms were very stinky places. I've heard that chicken farms are even worse smelling than pig farms, and if so they must be horrendous places.
Back when I had a lot of cash I started turning into a sort of coffee snob. I had a nice coffee maker with a built in water source as well as a good burr grinder. I tried different grind settings and many different roasts and blends, over time finding my personal preferences. But eventually the good times went away, and for years now I've had to settle for what I can afford.
But a free promotion from Bitcoin Coffee gave me a chance to try something new, and so I jumped on the opportunity. They were just starting out and were looking for new customers, and were giving away small samples. I got mine in the mail not long after asking. Unfortunately I've been out of the bean grinding routine for so long that I hadn't even considered that they might send unground beans, and I'd long ago gotten rid of my grinder. So the beans have been sitting there for around a month, unopened, in their plastic bag.
OK, so I've procrastinated long enough on a full report. As you might know, a couple of months ago I won a contest and the prize was a $100 gift certificate to be used at U.S. Wellness Meats. I've been wanting to try their products since I found out about them, and this was the big chance, so I took it. After some careful planning I was able to get a nice selection of varying products. When I was working on the order, I also got a 15% discount, which was a nice bonus.
I did take my time trying out my order. That's partly why its taken me so long to write up this review.
For a long time now I've been taking vitamin supplements. I've always considered them as a sort of insurance. If the stuff I was eating didn't quite give me everything I needed, the pills would fill it out. Or so I thought.
Ever since my late twenties I've been a pretty conscientious eater, and have eaten healthier than most people. But after 17 years as a thoughtful vegetarian, taking vitamins regularly, I ended up with a shortage. A blood test confirmed that I was short of vitamin B12. I hadn't been doing as good a job as I'd thought.
Well, I'm sitting here at Murphy's Taproom in Manchester, working and blogging. The waitresses provide for nice "eye strain prevention" breaks.
Anthony just got a job, at the factory across the street from the bar. Let's hope that works out.
This is where I get my favorite hot sauce.
Order Hot Sauce