I tried a beef hot dog last night for the first time in at least 4+ years likely longer but I can’t say for sure. It didn’t go well. For one thing I really don’t eat beef. I raise my own chickens/rabbits to eat and usually split a half a hog with my family. So beef in my diet is really rare (ha see what I did there)…. never mind, where was I? Oh yeah, beef hot dog. It went down fine but about an hour later my tummy started to ache like I swallowed a brick. The same feeling lactose intolerant people describe after they eat ice cream. Something in that hot dog did not sit well with my gut bacteria and a war broke out in my stomach. Nobody won, it all came back out about 1.5 hours later. Plus to add insult to injury, I feel hungover this morning. I don’t drink so something in that hot dog isn’t right.
No hot dogs for me this Memorial Weekend (or ever again). I hope everyone’s weekend is filled with awesome!
I was just perusing the interwebs soaking up information when I came across these two articles. They are fantastic reads, one makes my blood boil and the other is fascinating in a terrifying kinda way.
Which discusses the new pesticide “sulfoxaflor” which will be sprayed broadly from canola to vegetables. It does come with the warning not to be sprayed 3 days before bloom and until petal fall. Which “minimizes” the risk to pollinators. Still. Not. Okay. This makes me so damn angry and even more distrustful of any government institution! It’s a good article, maddening but a really great read.
An article, mostly dialogue back and forth with a reporter and the Killer Bee guy (KBG). The KBG explains about killer bees and what he does. He will remove them from your house or failing that, shore up the entrance to kill them all. He collects the honey from these africanized bees and sells it on his website. The KBG describes a few close calls where he had to split, because the hive was so aggressive. In once instance the bees followed the car for 2 miles!!!! That is terrifying!
But the scariest thing of all. Africanized killer bees have been found as far north as Wisconsin and Northern California. They are coming my fellow Northerner’s whether we like it or not.