All The News that is fit to EAT!
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10/21/2013 01:31 AM
Greetings from Tink World!
On Saturday, after the Decatur Farmers Market, we drove over to Locust Grove. Our mission was to donate bones and organ meats to Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary. After getting the almost 200 pounds of assorted cuts in the freezer, one volunteer asked if we’d like to see the animals that would be eating the bones and such. We jumped at the chance of getting a tour.
So, we rode around to see the lions, tigers, bears, cougars and wolves. Plus, we got to see the monkeys and lots of other animals. The best part was getting to hear the story of how each exotic animal was rescued and became part of Noah’s Ark.
Here’s Doc (on the right), a young tiger that was rescued from a breeder that breeds for size in hopes of bringing back a certain species that is almost extinct. The breeder abuses the animals. So, some of the tigers he breeds are rescued to save them from their living situation.
This is Libby (on the left). A nine month old lion. Libby was rescued from a breeder that only uses the animals for a couple of weeks to earn a living. The breeder charges for time playing and pictures with the cats she raises for a fee. The cats soon become too large to play with humans without accidently hurting someone. So, she has to find someone to take the cats in after she’s made her money and they are too large. Luckily, Libby found a home at Noah’s Ark instead of being sold to someone that would use her for a “hunt.”
Tink and I were in awe of these amazing creatures. We were able to see them being fed various cuts of meat that day. The large cats are fun to watch. They are a lot like a small house cat. The food is played with before and during consumption.
We hope to be able to continue to donate food to Noah’s Ark. It’s something we look forward to doing. So, if you are in the area, drop by Noah’s Ark or make a special trip with the kids to see the animals. It’s free and they only ask for donations if you can spare something.
As for markets, Team Tink is in full swing this week. We’ll be picking up from our processor on Monday. So, we’ll have full beef inventory this week! Be sure to catch us on Wednesday at the Decatur Farmers Market. We’ll be there from 4-7 p.m. Then, on Thursday, October 24, come by the Evans Towne Farmers Market. It’s the last market of the season. So, stock up while you can. On Saturday, October 26, Team Tink will be at the Decatur Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Well, that’s all for now. Have a great week and we’ll see you at the market!