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Galline plucks now available!

Galline pluck $5.00

A permanent addition to the product list and only $5.00 each.
Miss Vivi has plenty in stock and our good friend J has suggested arranging it on a piece of styrofoam, covering it in gladwrap, freezing it and then taking it into the classroom mostly frozen.

It’s probably a good idea because they do pong a bit.  Interesting though…

We also have a couple of sets of chicken heads and feet available for comparative anatomy study.  $5.00 a set while stocks last.

Miss Vivi

Aug 23, 2010

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The Meat Men

This won’t be news to you, because you have been rolling this rock up the hill for years, but I still find it incredibly frustrating to negotiate with The Meat Men.

A case in point – I had an email from a customer who mentioned that the hearts I supply were in excellent shape but the hearts on the plucks were sliced to ribbons.  It’s a fair question.  Why is it so?

Strangely, the supplier who sends me such good hearts only supplies terrible plucks – the liver is torn from removing the gall bladder, I can’t be guaranteed that the heart, tongue or much of the trachea will be there and the lungs are often sliced open as well.  In the event that the tongue and all of the trachea are in place the trachea is usually sliced open along the entire length making it difficult to inflate the lungs.

Conversely, the supplier who gives me the good plucks refuses to work with me to supply hearts in good condition.  This is the reason that the hearts on my plucks are cut to ribbons.  On balance, the overall quality of the plucks with the sliced up hearts is better than the plucks from the heart supplier, so I choose to use them.

Hopefully, as time goes by and I work on the relationship with the supplier we will be able to sort out these things.  In the meantime, if something really important needs to be sorted and I just can’t get through then I’m not ashamed to resort to putting Mr Vivi on the case.  For some reason the words spoken by a 6ft, bearded, deep voiced man on a motorbike is able to be heard loud and clear by the Meat Men.  If only they knew that, when push comes to shove, he’s much more of a softie than little old 5’5″ me.

Miss Vivi


Jun 11, 2010