Natural Junkie 
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Re: “Housemade Deli Meats

Cool! Next time I'm in Boise (I'm in Buhl) for a VA trip, I'll stop by.

I'm a firm believer in "Know your Local Farmer, Know Your Food!" Whether a farmer just does produce or has beef, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens, etc and/or unpasteurized milk, get to know and support them with purchases. You will be very thankful for the fresh, wholesome products you get from them!

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Posted by Natural Junkie on 06/26/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Idaho Says No to Final Resting Place for Veteran and Spouse

John, When did they start allowing non-military (male or female....doesn't matter) spouses to be buried with the military active duty member or veteran in Federal or State military cemeteries? I was told my non-military spouse couldn't be buried beside me and thus we opted to be cremated and ashes given to our children.

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Posted by Natural Junkie on 04/24/2014 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Idaho Says No to Final Resting Place for Veteran and Spouse

Jerry Branson, can your wife be buried with you in the VA Cemetary?

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Posted by Natural Junkie on 04/24/2014 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Feathers and Horns

Congratulations on joining the Small Herd Exemption program. I believe Marvin Patten (head of dairy at Idaho USDA) thought that the program would be shut down in the early days due to someone getting sick from unpasteurized milk. In four years it has not happened....came close down here in Magic Valley with milk that had "Streptococcus too numerous to count" (goat owner encouraged to raise calves/pigs) and over by Idaho Falls/Pocatello..."Q-Fever" (animals doctored and healthy now). Q-Fever is a common bacteria that is everywhere.

More people are waking up to wanting natural, healthy food choices, I find. As for the dairies losing lots of milk customers to Unpasteurized (REAL) milk...no, the dairies already lost the customers as they've been going to Alternative milks (almond, coconut, soy, etc) for years now. I find most people that buy Unpasteurized milk to be VERY informed about the "risks" that MAY occur with drinking REAL milk.

Good luck in your endeavor.

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Posted by Natural Junkie on 03/13/2014 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Idaho Senate Republicans Push Through Guns on Campus Bill

Thank you Idaho Legislature for letting me protect myself legally. For you naysayers that are scared of those that carry concealed, most are very law abiding people like me. You would not even know if I was or was not carrying a gun. Who am I? Just your typical 63 y/o grandma that is taking college courses when I can. For Carol Thacker Pullen, my weapon is small because, while I am overweight, I am still short and have small hands. Oh, I go to the range regularly and would STILL get my Expert Ribbon if I was on active duty.

So Leslie, my carrying concealed, would chill the discourse in your classroom?? Are you for real?? The thing you and others like you don't realize is that nearly all (I would say 99.8%) of the people that conceal carry don't want others to know whether or not they have a weapon on them. We are carrying to protect ourselves and those around us and not act "big". We generally do not subscribe to this comment from Carol: People are intent on having more weapons and bigger weapons than their neighbor or the guy across town might have.

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Posted by Natural Junkie on 02/25/2014 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Away with the Whey: Chobani Yogurt Puts Rural Idaho in a Stink

On top of this mess, Chobani is touting their yogurt as "Natural". I wonder how many of their 70,000 milk producers are CAFOs and how many have pasture fed cows? While I'm not against feeding grain to milking animals (I raise reg. Dairy goats that require the protein from grains. I buy local, non-GMO), most of the grain is from GMOs....nothing natural about that.

I'm afraid that Hollister won't be able to do much about this pond and the whey being trucked in.

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Posted by Natural Junkie on 08/14/2013 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Bunny Buffet

Claudia Fernsworth...on Sardinia (island below Corsica off the west coast of Italy) they didn't have room for beef...it was expensive to raise cattle, so they raised sheep. Lamb was really inexpensive compared to beef. Horse was fairly pricey but they did have it regularly. Seafood was inexpensive also, which I appreciated as I love seafood.

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Posted by Natural Junkie on 03/28/2013 at 6:47 PM

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