• QUESTION...( Cow on one side of the road and an Apple Tree, A Raspberry Bush and an Orange Tree on the Other....what would you do?

    Asked by barryboomer on Thursday, September 11, 2014

    QUESTION...( Cow on one side of the road and an Apple Tree, A Raspberry Bush and an Orange Tree on the Other....what would you do?

    Pretend....You never ate before and you are walking down this Beautiful Country Road. YOU ARE STARVING......on one side of the road is the Fruit Trees and Bushes and on the other is a Lone Cow grazing in the afternoon breeze. What would your INSTINCT be to do....? Would you somehow kill the cow and eat it or would you use your Fingers for Picking, Nose to smell the beautiful aroma of the Orange etc and use your eyes to see the gorgeous colors of the fruit? I maintain it is NOT in our original Nature to eat the animal...what do you guys think and what would you eat if you were walking down that road in the Country...LOL

    36 Answers from the Community

    36 answers
    • AnnyKay's Avatar
      AnnyKay

      I would most likely name the cow and pet it and eat the fruit.

      about 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Pick a bowl of berries, then milk the cow for some milk to pour over them. Of course the milk needs to be cool first, so I would put the milk in something to put in under the water of a creek to cool it, then come back and get it. Shoot, now my berries are getting mushy and the darn cow has wandered off. I have to go now, gotta go find that stupid cow, and oh yeah, those briars hurt when picking those berries.

      about 5 years ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      Would go and investigate the colors on the trees and bushes and take a taste and being hungry would proceed to have a feast.Then sit down beneath one of the trees and watch the cow eating the grass.

      about 5 years ago
    • gonewest's Avatar
      gonewest

      Cow and I would chow down on berries and oranges. Cows love both and don't mind sharing.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Hey Greg....The problem with the milk is that it is for the baby cow to drink until the milk stops. We are designed to drink Mothers Milk until it is no longer available. The Nutrition in Cows Milk is designed to grow a baby cow to a few thousand pounds in a few years.....MOMS mile for an 8 lb baby to grow to 150-200 in 18 years.... It can't be good for us. SO....HOW has Society brainwashed the general population over the last 100 years to eat all this processed food and flesh foods......It's really Poison disguised as food. IF MOST Youngsters ate differently we'd have a much healthier Society and it would be less expensive. Diabetes, Cancer, Vascular Diseases, asthma etc.....are VERY Costly and many are making fortunes treating these illnesses with not much good results......We need Prevention for our Society......Maybe we can focus our advice to younger people in that direction.....Once we get sick it's pretty tough to turn it around....Prevention is the key to good health...Eat close to the soil.

      about 5 years ago
    • Jalemans' Avatar
      Jalemans

      LOL, Greg!

      about 5 years ago
    • Judt1940's Avatar
      Judt1940

      Eat those berries since I don't know how to butcher a cow.

      about 5 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      I’m with GoneWest and I love her answer- enjoying the fruit with the cow! I love cows by the way, my dad grew up on a farm so I am well acquainted with cattle- the cows are sweethearts! Not so much the bulls....
      But honestly I would go for the apple’s first because they are the best food source. Apples rock! And then of course I would munch on the oranges and raspberries and also see if I could milk the cow- it would be organic milk of course and I need the extra calcium for my bones.

      about 5 years ago
    • Keith59's Avatar
      Keith59

      'm a meat eater and an avid hunter. If I had one of my many firearms with me.......cow down....fire going and eating steak within thirty mins. I also believe it IS our nature to eat meat....not rabbit food.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Cows are vegans but many are fed corn instead of their natural food grass.
      AND of course they are shot up with steroids and antibiotics etc. etc. etc.
      Not good food for them.....
      B

      about 5 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      I would ride the cow to the nearest In-N-Out Burger!
      ( just kidding of course! )

      about 5 years ago
    • KLC's Avatar
      KLC

      hmmm, I'd be looking around for the "greens". . .I'm more of a veggie person. . . but, to answer your question - I would share my apple with the cow ! (gonewest has already given the cow berries and oranges). Then I guess we would have to hide the cow from Keith ! ! !

      about 5 years ago
    • Keith59's Avatar
      Keith59

      @KLC....I would share the steak!

      about 5 years ago
    • ld_105's Avatar
      ld_105

      Berries, they're closer to the ground and have fiber. Apples are good but often have worms. The cow can relax, we don't eat milk cows.

      about 5 years ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      I would ask my stomach what it needs (I literally do this when I'm hungry). If I'm not craving protein, I go for the fruits and veggies. If I'm craving protein, I could eat every bit of fruit off those trees and still feel hungry because I am not getting the nutrients my body needs. If you want me to turn toward the plants, they would need to include protein-rich sources like nuts. I also do not rule out entomaphagy because insects are great protein sources and are much more sustainable than livestock; I just need to get over the ick factor for that.

      As it is, I have had red meat only once or twice a month prior to dx and none since dx. I do, however, eat animal protein in the form of cheese, chicken, and tuna.

      about 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I'd skirt that huge cow and toodle along the scary, isolated country road until I found the Whole Foods store not too far away. There I'd buy cheese, veggies, sliced turkey, cookies, health food cereals, etc., and shlep home two full bags, using the convenient subway that popped up next to Whole Foods. Unfortunately, that cow followed me all the way to the store, but I had to leave it outside the 1 train (no cows allowed).

      about 5 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      For you to live, something must die. Just because plants don't have vocal cords and you cannot hear them scream, does not mean they do not suffer when brutally sliced from their roots.

      about 5 years ago
    • banditwalker's Avatar
      banditwalker

      I'm still trying to get passed the, "have never eaten before" part. If you have never eaten, why would you all of a sudden want sustenance. I know, I over think everything. But, I would imagine I would pick the fruit because there is no cooking and clean up!!

      about 5 years ago
    • DJS's Avatar
      DJS

      I think it would be like most of my days lately -- I'd be thinking how glad I was that I opted for chemo -- and that it worked -- because I'm still here to enjoy beautiful days on country roads. Then I'd wonder -- like I have all week -- what Apple would have been touting this week if Steve Jobs had made the same decision earlier on. Then I'd keep walking because a) I grew up around cows so that's no big whoop, and b) I'd be suspicious of a place where oranges grew next to apples (I grew up in apple country). If you're going to throw science around Barry, then don't set up a paper tiger in your initial scenario. Enjoy your day everybody, and wash those berries before you eat them because you don't know who got there first!

      about 5 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      I guess we've come a long way, from not being able to keep food fresh to eating all processed foods. Today's kids don't know what raw fruit, vegetables are. I read somewhere that KFC has a hard time selling regular chicken because kids have only seem nuggets. Maybe, we need to step back a little bit and try to consume some of our food without all the processing that goes into it.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Keep them coming...My comment that we never ate before was MAKE BELIEVE...Lighten up a little.
      My reason for this post was to try and work through WHAT our Natural Inclination is ( when not bombarded by Ads and Civilization ) about eating. Are we Naturally Vegans or Herbivores etc...We certainly are NOT Carnivores exclusively although we have adapted to eat flesh over the millions of years as is Wheat etc...SO this is just for fun....and there are a lot of good posts here........Sometimes common sense will tell us a lot about things and OVER thinking can sometimes get us in trouble as I know about THAT....lol Been there done that.
      If things seem too complicated it's probably because somebody or organization is trying to sell us something and want to confuse us and muddy the issue.....Just my Opinion on this Day 2014....Hope I get to see Christmas and the New Year.....maybe.....maybe not....but I do have today....and that ain't chopped liver.....lol

      about 5 years ago
    • DJS's Avatar
      DJS

      I'm not much into "natural inclinations." If I was, I wouldn't be a redhead today.

      about 5 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      Hi Barryboomer, My problem is that I can’t imagine never having eaten before! ;-) I guess I am a chow hound! But again I think that I would go for the apple first, they smell so good to me and I’m not just talking about apple blossoms. I do have an apple tree here at home, but my squirrels won’t share much of it with me!

      about 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Barryboomer, humans are part of nature, so, by definition, everything we do is "natural" (and how "natural" is e-mailing, by the way?). Chimps in the wild, our closest relatives (other than Bonobos), sometimes eat meat. I eat very little meat, and no red meat at all, but I get it when someone craves a juicy hamburger or a side of bacon (although I do love and respect pigs). Anyway, live and be well.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      If you want to look up something interesting GOOGLE about our Digestive System and what types of foods it's designed for.....Just interesting to me......Forget I said Never eaten before......I still wouldn't think to kill a living cow if I didn't know about eating cows....or bulls etc.....Female Cows are artificially kept pregnant their entire lives so they can always have milk in their utters....Not sure HOW they do that.....Always taking antibiotics because their utters are always inflamed and infected........Good Business but Bad for health.....IN MY OPINION....Don't forget that there is a lot of good science for my point of view but I'm sure there is the other side also....I BELIEVE many people are just in denial of the truth....BUT one mans truth is another mans fantasy. That is a line from MY Song I'M A BELIEVER......b

      about 5 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      I would definitely not think of eating the cow, I would think of riding it....and I have done that! OMG, it so wobbly riding on a cow! LOL!

      about 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Cows are sweet - not among the brightest of the animal queendom, but sweet (and how smart do they have to be, anyway?). I love cow kittens even more: kittens with black circular areas on mostly white fur.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      When I was a kid I always wanted to milk a cow. ALSO I didn't know that they were regular cows...My MOM used to call them Milk Cows.
      ALSO I didn't know that baby lamb chops were a baby lamb or veal either....ugh
      Has anybody ever went through a slaughter house or drove by one of those Factory Farms....ugh

      about 5 years ago
    • Judt1940's Avatar
      Judt1940

      What about chiggers? Never went berry picking didn't come home with them

      about 5 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Easy, put a rope around the cow and lead her across the road to the apples, oranges, and berries. Untie her bell and use it to snag berries while cow rubs up against the orange trees which action releases fruit that I can now pick from the ground instead of climbing up after.

      Let the cow graze well enough and there are no bugs troubling those trees any longer. Stop spraying the apples with antibiotics as there is no need. How about switching those raspberries for blueberries which are thornless and sweeter?

      Assuming i have a bowl with me and haven't pigged out while picking (imagination requires punning) or have eaten enough from the bell that I am starving no longer, peel or squeeze those oranges the cow has made to fall and use the juice in the berry bowl which, together and to me, taste a lot better than milk and berries.

      Since there are no wild cows in these here parts, I'd need to continue on my way walking with my pockets bulging with apples as I chow down on one because i can't whistle. :) Truthfully, I'm not above animal rescue either but need to put my mind elsewhere .... enjoy the day.

      about 5 years ago
    • DJS's Avatar
      DJS

      It all reminds me of my beloved Uncle M. In the 60s he got very taken up with what was known then as "health food." Some of you remember -- when yogurt was mostly a punchline for jokes on sitcoms; shorthand for people who were nutty. Anyhow, the rest of us on that side of the family weren't so virtuous but we did admire his resolve; he really took this extremely seriously. We discussed this as we wiped the brisket gravy off our laps, and he admonished us from over his organic salads. Well -- some of you can see what's coming -- about five years ago my uncle was diagnosed with the same heart problem that killed his dad, and the anger was explosive. He had done everything right -- WHAT THE HECK?!? Then, slowly but surely, he's gotten diverticulitus, cancer…hey, old age ain't fun, we all die of something, and he's had a good run (he's still complaining at 86). He tries to be his old self, but there's no question that he's bitter that his "insurance policy" of eating what he felt was a foolproof way to avoid what killed the rest of that side of our family didn't work. Now, I'm not saying he wasted his life eating like that -- who knows, maybe it kept these things at bay -- but my attitude is eat reasonably, do what you feel is right for you, and enjoy the occasional indulgence because you could do everything perfectly, walk out of the health food store with your full grocery bag, and get hit by a bus. Everything in moderation. When I was in chemo, I never regretted the indulgences -- food or otherwise -- I only hoped that I would have time for more.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      DJS.....There is NO Cure for death. He is 86 and most are already gone by that age.
      We will still get illness no matter what we eat as that's the way God Moves us out of here...lol
      SO.....that's what I feel. There is NO Insurance Policy for our OWN Death to us....it's for our loved ones left behind. People who eat really healthy from a young age have a better chance of feeling better throughout their lives BUT there is NO Guarantee.

      about 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Speaking of cows: Is there are other animal with ONE breast with MANY nipples? How strange, really. And: my mother was born in 1913 in Brooklyn, where I grew up and remain. We'd walk around near Brownsville in the 1950s and she'd point out areas where there'd be farms. Cows, horses - the woiks!

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Well it has many babies so lots of nipples all in the same place. I wonder if Male cows like utters and nipples....lol.....Just kidding.....

      about 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Many mammals have litters - cows have only one or two calves - but most other mammals have many breasts. Re bulls - I think they are interested in Only One Thing! And more power to them!

      about 5 years ago
    • KLC's Avatar
      KLC

      I hope everyone involved in this post checks out the pin board. Gone West posted a photo that we all should see especially you Lily Madeline!

      about 5 years ago

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