4/16/17
This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.

10/9/11

The Wild Horse Dilemma

Almost three years ago Madeleine Pickens  wife of billionaire T. Boone Pickens said she was going to rescue/adopt 2000 wild horses the BLM were going to be put down because the numbers were too high. I assume she did so. Now the same problem is back.

Federal land managers have announced plans to remove nearly 6,000 more wild horses from the range across the West in the next few months, including some 3,500 mustangs in Nevada.

I like this and it's been brought up in the past.
At the same time, officials announced they would apply a fertility-control vaccine to hundreds of mares and adjust sex ratios in some herds to favor males in an effort to reduce the number of on-the-range pregnancies.

You see these animals around and that's  kinda cool. The total number is around 40,000 in several western states. The feds say too many and the other side says all is just fine and the guvmint is doing this to appease the cattlemen.

I'm split on this. In some areas cows can raise hell in washes and areas where there is a bit of water. I have not seen horses do the same but they must. Would rather see horses than cows but I tend to agree with the BLM on the numbers. 33,000 on the range total and 40,000 being held. The number total they want is 27,000.

Bottom line it seems there are too damn many wild horses and it costs plenty to feed and care for them. They need to go somewhere and Europe is probably part of the answer as harsh as that may seem to many.

We have two horses here. They are not ours and are allowed the run of the place.Rich people have horses. We are not rich nor is the fellow who owns these but for the most part the people I see who have these animals are very well to do.

This country is no longer rich.

1 comment:

  1. The problem is, "empty" land really isn't empty, and horses and cows supplant the native wildlife. My dad had cows that he ran on government land in the summer. It was very well managed (some might say overmanaged) and worked for all involved. But wild horses and cows would not have run much in the mountains, they would have been on grasslands like here in California's central valley, that are now covered with farms and houses. I'm a horse owner and lover, but I agree that pretty severe culling of wild horses is probably necessary, and follow that up with birth control. Domestic horse owners need to be more responsible, too. I only raised one foal every 20 years, so I always had a riding horse, and kept them from birth to death, like you would a pet.

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