bhodilee


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ERMD wrote:When I had a farm in Michigan, I would trade hay for the Holstein steers from the dairy farmers, best damn beef



That confirms it. I've never had it, but when a rancher tells you something you listen.

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otolith wrote:I bought a half cow of Holstein from someone from work. It. Was. Excellent.

Had a hard time getting over the fact that I was eating a milk cow and not a beef cow. Once I got over that, I'd love to get another. Sadly, we don't eat a ton of beef.



Was it the other half of ERMD's cow?

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otolith wrote:I have a couple friends where what's in my cellar is free reign! I love nights when they come over. it also helps that essentially the same holds true at their place.

Edit: if any of the wine.wooters who I've met make it to the Twin Cities, the same holds true. Just ask polarbear!


He has a great cellar. And yes, he loves to pull out a real nice bottle to share. Great wine I have had there.

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polarbear22 wrote:And yes, he loves to pull out something real nice to share.



*guffaw*

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Oops.

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bhodilee wrote:*guffaw*


Great. Not sure I am welcome there any longer.


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Snow falling. Fire in the fireplace. Hot chocolate with coffee brandy and Kahlua. It's a wonderful night.

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polarbear22 wrote:Great. Not sure I am welcome there any longer.



You weren't supposed to tell!

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otolith wrote:You weren't supposed to tell!



I thought they repealed that?

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cheron98


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bhodilee wrote:sadly, most people from Omaha and Lincoln know Mistletoe and all when it comes to steak. They buy it from the grocery store! Then they tend to cook the holy monkey out of it. You gotta get out into the country. A lot of the small towns have a locker (vernacular for butcher shop, I was thrown off at first also) so if they can't find a good butcher shop in that wasteland of urban sprawl known as Lincoln they can find one close by, no excuses!

I grew up half on the farm and half in the city. Dad is a farmer, mom is a city kid. Guess how that marriage ended?


If you chose, not well, you'd be right on. Anyway, I know a fair amount about farming because of where I work and how I grew up, but I'm by no means an expert. Last year a rancher told me Angus means "black cow" and there is ZERO special about it aside from the marketing. Holstein (milk cows) he said are the best eating cows there are, but no one eats them because milk is worth so much.



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Just gonna drop this here....





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ThunderThighs wrote:Just gonna drop this here....





LOVE it!!!

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otolith wrote:You weren't supposed to tell!



Many lol's were had tonight. Thanks guys!

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Had a great evening tonight! My cousins from Lincoln, NE (imagine that!) came over for dinner with my aunt and my other cousin and his GF. We started with a "White Elephant" gift exchange before dinner. People could steal your gift, if they wanted to and then, you'd have to pick again. Inflatable Fruitcake anyone? We had a lot of laughs. The Celestial Pork Roast was . . . celestial. ddeuddeg outdid him self with this one. The White Chocolate Ginger Cheesecake was phenomenal! The dinner plates and dessert plates looked as if they had been licked clean!

Everybody finally left around 11:30 PM! It's about 12:30 AM and I still have not heard that they got auntie home. Normally, it's about a half hour drive. However, there's something like 8 - 10 inches of snow that fell since about 4 PM! They were going to take the city streets instead of the Thruway. Hopefully, they didn't get stuck on the way. Cars were going down our sidestreet sideways.

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Yawn. Woot-off. Ho-hum.


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Hey ThunderThighs - I thought you indicated that the Iron Horse would make New Year's. Not yet shipped. Not counting on it myself, but just confirming that things did not go as planned.

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polarbear22 wrote:Hey ThunderThighs - I thought you indicated that the Iron Horse would make New Year's. Not yet shipped. Not counting on it myself, but just confirming that things did not go as planned.



I didn't purchase, but if it does go out today or tomorrow it will likely ship 2-day and get there Monday, just in time.

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bhodilee wrote:Was it the other half of ERMD's cow?


No we were selfish. Even named the last one, bobby Q. Had 2 hogs at the same time, Orville and Wilbur , the wright hogs.
Most veal come from steered out dairy calfs also.

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Thanks

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polarbear22 wrote:Hey ThunderThighs - I thought you indicated that the Iron Horse would make New Year's. Not yet shipped. Not counting on it myself, but just confirming that things did not go as planned.



I'm sure it's on track and was planned for two-day but I'll check with WD.

UPDATE: WD ways they went out yesterday. I did FedEx Track by Reference on your order number and it shows movement. You should have tracking numbers by tonight most likely.



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ThunderThighs wrote:I'm sure it's on track and was planned for two-day but I'll check with WD.


Thanks for the reply. And that would be great. My wife is happier when I am around to sign for the wine, rather than making her stick around and wait.

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That was an, umm, interesting wine offer yesterday.

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otolith wrote:That was an, umm, interesting wine offer yesterday.



I bit my tongue until it was over, and wasn't going to say anything until jmdavidson decided he needed to tell us all how silly we were for not buying ;)

At least they were up front about it :P

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MarkDaSpark wrote:(Birthday Awesome)



Happy Birthday Cheron98!

I'm just hanging out, really.

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mother wrote:I bit my tongue until it was over, and wasn't going to say anything until jmdavidson decided he needed to tell us all how silly we were for not buying ;)

At least they were up front about it :P



It was hard not saying anything...and if anyone would like to buy my corked bottles when I find them I will be happy to give a great discount

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tytiger58 wrote:It was hard not saying anything...and if anyone would like to buy my corked bottles when I find them I will be happy to give a great discount



i guess I missed out yesterday!

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Happy Birthday, cheron!

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mommadeb1 wrote:Happy Happy!



Requisite reaction:

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mother wrote:Requisite reaction:



THE HISTORY ERASER BUTTON!

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mother wrote:I bit my tongue until it was over, and wasn't going to say anything until jmdavidson decided he needed to tell us all how silly we were for not buying ;)

At least they were up front about it :P



I don't think he meant it quite like that. It would have helped if the winemaker would have answered more questions about what happened with the wine. I'm sure more people would have been happy to buy with more explanation. Not that it matters to me, as it's not what I'm really looking for...

edit: chipgreen's post was hilarious!

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ThunderThighs wrote:I'm sure it's on track and was planned for two-day but I'll check with WD.

UPDATE: WD ways they went out yesterday. I did FedEx Track by Reference on your order number and it shows movement. You should have tracking numbers by tonight most likely.


Thanks. I appreciate you looking at my order specifically. I got the e-mail and tracking this afternoon. Left yesterday. (Actually, we got the call from Fed Ex first.)

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ThunderThighs wrote:I'm sure it's on track and was planned for two-day but I'll check with WD.

UPDATE: WD ways they went out yesterday. I did FedEx Track by Reference on your order number and it shows movement. You should have tracking numbers by tonight most likely.



I can testify. Received tracking numbers this morning showing shipped yesterday, and received delivery in SF Bay Area just now.

Juvie: 30+24+4; Sellout: 6+7+0
Rags: 3+2+3
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otolith wrote:I don't think he meant it quite like that. It would have helped if the winemaker would have answered more questions about what happened with the wine. I'm sure more people would have been happy to buy with more explanation.



Really?

jmdavidson wrote:For those that have chosen to not buy this wine, because of the effervescence, you have missed out on a very good wine that at $8 is great for everyday drinking. No one every claimed it was a $40 bottle of cab. Let's not foget that it's a $20 bottle that is now $8.



To "tell us all how silly we were for not buying" seems a pretty good way to paraphrase that.

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This just seems wrong on so many levels: http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/bay_area/news/haak-s-texas-madeira-wins-double-gold/article_e7b43422-5fdd-5295-88fd-f2ec2c05ed35.html

"Haak Vineyards & Winery took home an overwhelming total of 17 medals, including Double-Gold for their 2010 Texas Madeira Blanc du Bois, at the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition. "

A Madeira from Texas? The "2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition"?

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JOATMON wrote:A Madeira from Texas? The "2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition"?



I checked on google maps, and there is no such place as Madeira, Texas. Therefore, I will deny that any such wine exists, and if anyone insists that it does I will say that it is clearly mislabeled.

I have a feeling that winning awards at such a competition means little to anyone who buys wine that retails for more than $2.99, but maybe it's just my biases showing.

Not to mention the 2013 competition results being announced in 2012.

I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff. Bob Dylan, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

How on earth did I get 7 QPs?

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mother wrote:To "tell us all how silly we were for not buying" seems a pretty good way to paraphrase that.



I second that motion. Especially with his "every day drinker" part. Cause you know we like to sit around waiting for 2 hours while it decants for an every day drinker!!!


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coynedj wrote:I checked on google maps, and there is no such place as Madeira, Texas. Therefore, I will deny that any such wine exists, and if anyone insists that it does I will say that it is clearly mislabeled.

I have a feeling that winning awards at such a competition means little to anyone who buys wine that retails for more than $2.99, but maybe it's just my biases showing.

Not to mention the 2013 competition results being announced in 2012.



I think they do initial judging before the show (actually took place in November 20120) and then they have the winning wines served at a big tasting dinner event during the actual rodeo.

I admit I don't enjoy the whole rodeo thing, and I don't get the rodeo doing wine thing but it must raise big money for them.

Not defending the competition, but Scott Harvey participates pretty regularly. I think Jana comes during the rodeo event to represent them.

Here's the 2013 champion list.

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