What a difference a day makes

From this…..

Farm in the French Alps

to…

well, if I hadn’t forgotten my camera leads you would probably be looking at a photo of beautiful rural Illinois by now, or on second thoughts, maybe just a picture of Walmart.

After much discussion, my husband and I have decided to go global with the sale of our lambs and of course, we can’t hope to conquer the world market without first convincing the American public and their stomachs that our Alpine lamb is amongst the best on earth. I am not far from St. Louis and have an appointment arranged with the managing director at the local Walmart to discuss sales.

No, I’m sorry if you believed that. In fact I’m here to visit my sister, it must be the jet-lag and 22 hour journey that is making my mind wander. I do have an appointment with Walmart though. In the Alps our biggest local supermarket would probably fit into the pet food section of the building that I can see across the field from here. I think it is time to do a 9 ’till 5 stint there and see if consumerism is all it’s cracked up to be.

And while I’m at it, I might also have a look at the lamb. Just to see what we’re up against.

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10 Responses to What a difference a day makes

  1. Heidi says:

    I am SO GLAD you didn’t post a shot of Wal-Mart. Just sayin’

    Have a great visit in the US.

    Heidi 🙂

  2. OH MY!!! You’re in Illlinois? And I’m in St. Croix….I’ll be home in Illinois tomorrow though. If I knew you were coming I’d have baked a cake. I hope you do welll with your business venture. There are other possibilities, such as some of the fresh markets in Chicago = Caputo’s Italian Market for one. I worked for WalMart for awhile and I’ll suggest that you not let them strong arm you.

  3. tut-tut says:

    Well, I’m sure your lamb would beat all. You’ll have to give a detailed description of your trip, though. Is your sister living on a farm, too?

  4. meredith says:

    Well I don’t know if you are really going to propose your lamb to Walmart, but you should.
    Signed, the lady that had lamb chops for lunch

  5. Kathleen says:

    Hope you enjoy your visit! I think you SHOULD check out sellng your lamb here. Tho I think I’d try Costco before Wal-Mart. I’m guessing that most of the lamb in this country comes from Australia. I have to admit….I don’t like the smell of it cooking, and so I don’t eat it much. My husband is very fond of it tho, so it’s what he orders (rack of) when we go out.

  6. J says:

    I thought I didn’t like lamb, until a nice Jewish housewife did it Passover style with much garlic – then I was in love. People in the States just don’t make lamb right very much, and no doubt our lamb is not top-quality. Travelling in Europe really makes you realize how much we’ve sacrificed in quality for the sake of quantity and low-price — with the exception of ethnic markets in the big cities (like Chicago), though chains like Fresh market are really improving the situation. Pricey, but worth it in my book! Speaking of Europe… contrary to my experience here at home, I’ve never had a lamb dish in Europe, esp. Britain, that I didn’t adore.

  7. David says:

    If you are near St Louis, I am about 300 miles east of you. Stay warm!

    We have a great seasonal farmer’s market here, they really need a good lamb vendor.

    Only in the last year have I learned the joys of good lamb. We were in Yorkshire with friends last summer and they had this lamb caserole, it was the first lamb that I ever enocuntered that didn’t smell like a web sheep. It is challenging to find good fresh, young lamb, then cook it carefully (lamb shanks, braised slowly with fresh aromatic vegitables.) I have really learned to like it (my English/Welsh grandmother would be so proud.)

    Stay warm, let us know if you are coming east and we will give you a tour of the local area.

    David

  8. I think if you sold your lamb at WalMart, I might possibly be convinced to shop there, the only store on earth I actually boycott. I love lamb. Yum.

  9. Hope the weather is decent for you. I’m sure your sister must be thrilled to get to see you. Enjoy!

  10. Monnie says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog as well…you have the most beautiful photo’s on your blog.

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