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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Friday, March 31, 2006
Cure All

Isn't it funny when you find out something interesting, soon after other examples pop up. Or in my case a post I wrote a few days ago seems to have been confirmed in a strange kind of way.

It England, it would seem a farmer has saved a cow that was dying from a stomach problem, by feeding it yeasty beer dregs obtained from the local pub, on the advice of his vet. The cure was so successful that the cow has since given birth to a calf named Adnams - after the beer.

Here is a picture of Gumby saving a cow by feeding it vegemite, which every Aussie knows is yeast extract. No mad cow disease here.

Photo by bendystraw.
  posted at 11:31 am

At 8:54 am, Blogger Angela said...

Hey! I just realized you have pictures on your blog.....but then I saw the bendystraw credit. That's ok....loved the picture all the same!!

At 9:22 am, Blogger Gigi said...

'Yeasty Beer Dregs' ~ I love it! Sounds like the name of a song I'd like to hear. And how cute is Gumby? ;D

You know, that fermented cucumber remedy may have some foundation. I was reading just recently about how pickle juice is known to relieve muscle cramps and some symptoms of arthritis. Odd, no?

At 6:35 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi Angela, yeah I just couldn't resist it.

Hi gigi, if Yeasty Beer Dregs was a song, it would be the blues for sure.

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