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rafterbr last won the day on October 24 2019

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    Ajijic and Oklahoma
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  1. I think most butcher shops have it. I have been buying it at the butcher shop on the corner East of the Ajijic plaza. They had it in a big can and I bought a kilo at a time.
  2. We swore off samsung phones after my wife's exploded and burned large hole in hotel carpet. We were lucky she had placed it on a table prior to explosion. This was 3 years ago.
  3. Due to the additive problem. There is now a big market in the USA for meat from cattle which have been grass fed only. Angus beef which has been grazed on good grass is tender and has a great flavor. Packaging in US indicates if it is grass fed beef.
  4. Don't know about feed lot's for sure but I believe they have changed their practices. Here in Oklahoma as of about 3 years ago, I can no longer buy medicated feed and if I have a sick animal, I must get veterinary help for animal or get a prescription from a vet in order to buy an antibiotic vaccine. This means almost no animals going to feed lots will have antibiotics in them. Use to when calves were weaned many people fed them a medicated feed to keep them from getting colds, etc.
  5. I think it depends on where you live. We live in Riberas and a little over a year ago we got telmex. We ordered a higher speed than 10 but a woman working in the office told us she lived in Riberas and she could never get above a 10. When our installer came he set us up for 10. He said the higher speed had constant problems.
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    Does anyone know restaurant with Quail on the menu. I prefer fried but would settle for baked. gracias
  7. now I stick to Sonora or the back of a pickup truck delivery at the meercado, for a fresh beef tenderloin. This board is ,as clearly stated, about the lake Chapala,Guadalajara and Mexico in general. So since the OP by rafterbr and subsequent post be geeser effect none of us one iota can you two not find another board to moan and groan about US,Aussie beef producing, where your like minded persons could give a hoot about. I belong to a BSA a7-a10 group and we don't discuss Triumphs. You are sadly mistaken if you think the price of beef lakeside will not be effected by the prices in
  8. When I retired from government 25 years ago I started ranching and was getting 50 cents a pound for calves. Four or 5 years ago I got $1,500 a calf and I thought happy times are here. Last year I got around $650 a calf and not making much money after expenses. My expenses are the same whether $1,500 calf or $650 calf. Prices have started to go back up and maybe I will make some money this year. I understand in Australia calves are bringing over $1,000 a calf, straight off the cow which is how I sell them.
  9. My aljibe has a pump. When we first bought casa it did not have a tinaco.
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    Beef Prices

    Beef prices are starting to really go up and if you eat a lot of beef now is a good time to stock up. Australia use to be the largest exporter of beef in the world. Due to droughts and bush fires their cattle numbers are really down and now their beef prices are the highest in the world. It will be years before they build back up again. With record prices the ranchers cannot afford to keep heifers back to build cattle herds. It takes 3 years from the time a calf is born until she in turn will have a calf. Ranchers who were forced to sale their cows now cannot afford to buy them back. C
  11. Do you remember how much they charged? Gracias
  12. Excellent advice from all. Now does someone have name and phone number of someone to clean it. From the aljibe one line goes to outside faucet and T's to go to Tinaco so I believe the garden water doesn't come from Tinaco but I am sure you are right the Tinaco and aljibe need to be cleaned.
  13. Over a year ago, we put a new tinaco on the roof of our casa. We returned to the states planning to come back to Mexico in 6 months. Covid prevented this but we are now vaccinated and ready for return. My concern is the water in the tinaco is now over a year old. We have a gardener and he has been watering the garden but I am sure this water comes directly from the aljibe. I wonder if the water in Riberas is treated in any way, if not I am afraid the water in the tinaco will be full of algae and other pollutants. Any suggestions?
  14. You are taking a risk anytime you eat a raw hamburger. In Oklahoma, health department rules preclude a restaurant from serving a raw hamburger. I never did but many restaurants still do. Every year in the states there are massive recalls of hamburger meat because a company's mincer/grinder got infected with e-coli. The meat from a company is usually shipped over a several state area so you are in danger no matter where you are. A lot of the grocery stores grind their own beef but they buy the meat by the box and the meat in the box could have been contaminated at the packer. With a stea
  15. Check with your propane company. Many have a "sniffer" which will find the leak location.
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