July 25, 2008


A Natural Home

A manufactured log home during construction
Super Good Cents log home, Idaho .
Pioneers living in log cabins were part of American frontier times. Now its part of the new frontier — living a healthy and self-sustaining lifestyle.
The choices available to those wishing to build a log home range from factory pre-cut to handmade on-site. Pre-cut kits are nothing new and have been available since 1923. Most manufactures will allow homeowners to customize their design to make it almost as one-of-a-kind as those handmade on-site.
A plus of log homes is that since most log homes are produced from local renewable wood sources they use much less energy

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Canned Meats-Stocking Up-Better Prices

Now that I have had a chance to try some more of the canned meats, I am soooo happy with it, it’s top quality, tasty, spiced just right, not too much, not too little, all I can say is WOW! As you should know, I ordered my cans from the Internet-Grocer, and I am very happy with them, I would highly recommend them, I had planned on ordering case quantities of the canned meats, I checked out the label and found out who cans the meats, found their website (they could use an update-hey I can do it, my services are good and I don’t charge an arm and a leg, maybe a few cases each of your canned meats… hint hint hint!) Anyhoo, I contacted the company to ask about case pricing, and it’s not bad at all. Here is what they sent to me, basically their price for ANY of their varieties are the same:

12 cans per case

27 oz
14 oz
Beef Chunks
Pork Chunks
Boneless Turkey
Boneless Chicken
Ground Beef

That doesn’t include shipping, but if you give them your zip code, they will be more than happy to give you a quote, they got back to me within 24 hours.

These prices are current as of this date, there are no guarantees that the prices (for the product and/or the shipping) will remain the same.

Here is the contact info:


Grabill Country Meats
13211 West Street
P.O. Box 190
Grabill, In 46741

They accept credit card. debit card, check or money orders. For shipping to my zip code it is $15.70 for the large cans and $11.13 for the small cans, that is per case, they ship UPS. If you are going to be buying case quantities anyhow, it’s cheaper to go directly through them, but the only thing they do is the meats, if you want any of the other things Internet-Grocer carries, you would need to go through https://www.internet-grocer.net.



anon16-rounded-5661787 the texan said…

Thanks for this information. Are you getting any rain from Dolly? Hope so.

July 25, 2008 5:20 PM


anon16-rounded-5661787 Jackie said…

Thanks for the info on the canned meat. I live in Indiana and will be making a trip to pick up some cases of meat.

July 25, 2008 7:10 PM



b16-rounded-4008479 Wretha said…

The Texan Yup, we are getting some of it, got one more band of rain coming tonight then it is supposed to taper off, may get 1 to 4 inches, we will wait and see.

Jackie Glad you can use the info, I thought it was a good deal, especially if you are going to be buying case quantities anyhow.


July 25, 2008 8:15 PM


anon16-rounded-5661787 Anonymous said…

Hey Wretha, this is totally off topic, but here’s the link I

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More About The Gov Stockpiling Foods

OK, here we go again, it seems that the story about the government buying up large stocks of foods is growing, here is a story from WorldNetDaily:

Are feds stockpiling survival food?
‘These circumstances certainly raise red flags’
12:00 am Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

A Wall Street Journal columnist has advised people to “start stockpiling food” and an ABC News Report says “there are worrying signs appearing in the United States where some … locals are beginning to hoard supplies.” Now there’s concern that the U.S. government may be competing with consumers for stocks of storable food.
“We’re told that the feds bought the entire container of canned butter when it hit the California docks. (Something’s up!),” said officials at Best Prices Storable Foods in an advisory to customers.
Spokesman Bruce Hopkins told WND he also has had trouble obtaining No. 10 cans of various products from one of the world’s larger suppliers of food stores, Oregon Freeze Dry.

He said a company official told him on the telephone when he discussed the status of his order that it was because the government had purchased massive quantities of products, leaving none for other customers.
That, however, was denied by Oregon Freeze Dry. In a website statement, the company confirmed it cannot assure supplying some items to customers.
“We regret to inform you Oregon Freeze Dry cannot satisfy all Mountain House #10 can orders and we have removed #10 cans from our website temporarily,” the company tells frustrated customers. “The reason for this is sales of #10 cans have continued to increase. OFD is allocating as much production capacity as possible to this market segment, but we must maintain capacity for our other market segments as well.”
The company statement continues, “We want to clarify inaccurate information we’ve seen on the Internet. This situation is not due to sales to the government domestically or in Iraq. We do sell products to this market, but we also sell other market segments … The reason for this decision is solely due to an unprecedented sales spike in #10 cans sales.
“We expect this situation to be necessary for several months although this isn’t a guarantee. We will update this information as soon as we know more. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience. We sincerely hope you will continue to be Mountain House customers in the future,” the company statement said.
But Hopkins wasn’t backing away from his concerns.
“The government just came in and said they’re buying it. They did pay for it,” he told WND about the summertime shipment of long-term storage butter. “They took it and no one else could have it.
“We don’t know why. The feds then went to freeze dried companies, and bought most of their canned stock,” he said.
A spokeswoman for Oregon Freeze Dry, sales manager Melanie Cornutt, told WND
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