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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, September 28, 2012

Cold nights, warm days, and Canadian Snowbirds watch what foods you take south across the border.

Where are we today ?
Rock Glen Resort Arkona Ontario
        Cold night last night good for sleeping, but this morning I noticed that we had frost on the windshield of our car! Yep we had frost, the first this year in this area, that I know of.
yep ice on the windshield
        But the sun came out and heated things up nicely. The temps got to 18c (65f) but felt much warmer in the sun with not wind to speak of. I did get a few more chores done outside like lubricate all our locks, hinges, slide out, electric steps and levelling jacks. Then even had some time to read in the sun for a while before starting supper (my favourite time of the day).
        Fired up our Weber "Q" and Fry Daddy to do up a mess of chicken wings and homemade fries for supper. 
       Chopped up some celery, and carrots some dip, a bit of hot sauce and we have a nice feast of wings, and cold beer for supper. Gotta love it, cheap (we like cheap)and we did not have to go anywhere!
        After supper Trish and Jordan dropped by for a visit, fired up our propane fire pit and sat around chatting for a very nice visit. A few people dropped by, one being Jenn with her Siberian Husky "Timber" who stopped to say hi and give Suzie a nice dog fix. This dog has amazing blue eyes! 
sitting around our fire.
        Now also in the morning we have been checking the internet about taking food across the border when we head south and found a couple of links that may change what we take with us. First is a quote from one on the links. This quote was dated Sept. 13th 2012. 
"Animal Products and Animal By-Products:

Meat, milk, egg, poultry, and their products, including products made with these materials, such as dried soup mix or bouillon, are either prohibited or restricted from entering the United States, depending on the types of animal diseases which occur in the country of origin. Fresh (chilled or frozen), dried, cured, and fully cooked meat is generally prohibited from most countries. Canned meat is allowed entry, except beef, veal, lamb, mutton, venison, elk, bison, etc., from countries affected by bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Products containing raw egg ingredients are prohibited from most regions.
Eggs and egg products from Exotic Newcastle Disease (END) and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) affected regions, including cooked eggs, if not accompanied by a USDA Veterinary Service import permit remain prohibited regardless if those items are for personal consumption. Effective February 15, 2012, travelers may once again bring fully cooked eggs from Mexico into the U.S.
Pork should be commercially canned and labeled in unopened containers. 

        It looks like the Alberta beef recall has brought about this scare once again just like the "Mad cow disease"  a few years ago.
       So before we head south we will check once again to see what the restrictions are , you can click on  the two links below. But at the moment it looks like we will not be able to transport much if any of our favourite food items south for the winter, maybe in the original pacKage with a receipt.

US Customs

       So on this not so good news we will not be stocking up too much of our farmers' sausage, canned meats, and pepperettes only to be confiscated at the border. Maybe last minute checking will allow us more leeway. Just need to wait and see.
       Anywho it was another great sunny warm fall day, hope yours was a good one too. 
       Thanks for dropping by for a visit!

Check out the map below to see where we have been this summer
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  1. Had a great day frost here though, not yet anyways.

    1. Oh yeah the southern tip on Canada is pretty moderate.

  2. Good thing you checked, I would hate to have to give up anything at the border! Still 100+ here in Arizona.

    1. We have lost a few things before, so like to keep it a mininmum.

  3. We haven't seen any frost yet. We're glad of that because we certainly don't want to.

  4. Glad we don't eat meat, keeps it simple. Plus we buy our dog food in the US.

    1. That makes it pretty easy for you, but watch out for fruit , veggies, potates eggs etc...


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