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Missive #192

“Horseclans is a science fiction series by American writer Robert Adams, set in a North America that had been thrown back to a medieval level by a full-scale nuclear war.

The books mainly concern the doings of the “Horseclans”, a nomadic people originating from the “Sea of Grass”—the Great Plains from present-day southern Canada to central Texas, and from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. This book is the first in the series of 18. I’ll read some more and see if they continue to interest me. The series has been classed as SiFi, Plulp SiFi, Alternative History and Fantasy perhaps others. I don’t know if there is a genre for speculative future fantasy but that is what I think this is. It does not get very good customer reviews at goodreads.com; mostly because of some VERY poor reviews by ‘woke’ readers. If you are not woke you might like it.The Horseclansmen are portrayed as fierce, noble and often gifted with telepathy, which came in handy for their dealings with their horses and “cats”—sabertoothed tigers that had been revived by scientific means in the years before the nuclear war.

Some people, including the Horseclans’ founder and mentor-figure, Milo Morai, were “Undying”—effectively immortal or at least unaging and almost impossible to kill by means other than suffocation, drowning and decapitation. The Undying were also sterile, which was a source of anguish for some of them.” — Wikipedia

Five Rivers Cattle Feeding is the world’s largest cattle feeding company with 13 feed yards in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona and Idaho. They have a one-time feeding capacity of more than 865,000 head of cattle and market more than 1.8 million head of cattle per year.
The Wellton, AZ location is their largest feedlot of the 13 with a capacity of 115,000 or 13% of the total. In the early morning if there is a wind from the east I can usually expect to smell all of them.

It is probably more important than ever to read the ingredient label on any processed foods that you buy. There is a new one being added to many products that claims to be a milk replacement that is unregulated. It may be shown as ProFerm or ‘animal-free whey protein (from fermentation)’; it is a form of genetic engineered food or synthetic milk.

You might also be looking for bug protein. Major companies are quietly adding insects to their food products, implementing a goal established by the World Economic Forum that seeks to have humans eat bugs as one of its purported keys to a sustainable planet. Canadian brand Actually Foods is marketing cheddar cheese puffs that show ‘organic cricket flour’ as one of the ingredients. The ingredient may also be described as ‘Acheta powder’, made from Acheta Domesticus, a type of house cricket.

2 thoughts on “Missive #192”

  1. Thanks for the food warnings,I should write those down.I wanted to wish you and Erik a really happy and healthy New Year,I left a note on your blog saying that a couple of posts ago,Mary

    1. I’m remiss in not replying to you New Year greeting on the 31st. I was struggling to get my posting formatted correctly on the 1st and it slipped my mind. The posting on the 1st was my New Year wish for everyone which included you certainly. Erik and I brought the New Year in just like it was any other day. It has brought colder morning walks however which Erik loves and I not so much.

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