>I'd assume the grass here is what you'd call river grass, though.
IIRC a ranch here grew pampa grass which is supposedly what most of the cows there eat when roaming, it is similar to desert grass as it is a tall beige somewhat dry but also has some cool flowers that look like house dusters, hence its local name plumero in deco stores.
It was a fad in the US and around here at one point to grew them high in the style of desert gardens (Xeriscaping) but, just like that rancher, he got slapped hard by authorities because it spreads fast and kills other sensitive herbs like romero or thyme although not as bad as Buffel grass, an african variety nicknamed the black grass
due to it killing tons of crops also to mess with americans, you can probably see our trend about making fronstiersmen uncomfortable
. What we call river grass is a dark green grass in form of straight blades, usually confused with a similar but much rougher grass called Tempranero (Setaria leucopila), although it kinda is the same thing but grows near rivers and creeks, tastes bitter and has flies flying around always.
Also the usually bitter greens of crops like amaranto, chickpea, etc cows basically eat everything that looks green when they are in forests or creeks, their meat is not valued despite its very strong taste, it tastes like something marinated in old greens, our fed cows taste like tallow due to the fat, Monterrey meat tastes similar but considerably more tame yet it is also slightly more tender. Texan beef also tastes like a tallow punch but it has a sweet twist to it due to the corn they fed them, americans love sweet corn syrup even in their beef.
Desert grass would be stuff like Mezquite grass (Hilaria belangeri) or 3 Beards (Aristida adscensionis) or even Blue Blades if the livestock is lucky (Bouteloua gracilis), there's tons of types, farmers just let them be and wait for the air and rain to make them grow, then they fed them back inside with processed veggie paste (made in the farm to avoid using chemicals to transport it), distilled water with a bit of salt and the ones for their personal use with a bit of old fruit and tallow sometimes like the indians used to. But that was 10 years ago, nowadays i ignore the new processes.
>unless you have surplus exporting meat is a double-edged sword
There is thankfully but what was the normal it is now the "premium", guess that's a way to count our current blessings and take into consideration what we have at this moment. It did make me more appreciative of it especially when southern monkeys serve horrible beef, americans serve great stuff but costs way too much to be enjoyable by a poorfag (15 bucks a small 350gr steak).
>This was a bit twilight zone tier lmfao
There's legends given by scared as fuck border patrols but reality is more akin to what Top Secret! portrayed, if you've seen it then you know what desperate men are prone to do to get a year's worth of wages in a single payday lol. The more grim one is real cows getting surgery and putting packets inside them, cows are absurdly tough animals, you can punch a hole through them to "see" their stomachs like old agronomists did and they withstand it.
>I thought the tomahawk was just a t-bone leaving more bone next to it lol.
lol that's what americans call their actual t-bone, our
latin t-bone is their Porterhouse steak. Someday they will get no tenderloin at all in their t-bone. Knowing the dish is power, you can't get jewed if you know how it was done, sadly americans in their meteoric rise from rural jack of all trades to tech specialists they forgot most of the know-hows of trivial things, i suspect many euros stumbled upon this in the post-war although i still perceive italians being very keen-eyed to their own food despite living in advanced cities.
>I honestly have a hard time telling which parts are which
It's hard but once you know what you are looking it gets easy, looking at the proportions between the fat stripes and the meat, the ratio of meat around bones etc, still one always has to have a trusty man to not get crossed with bad stuff, my dad used to tell me to always keep the butcher, the mechanic and the doctor happy lol, shame in city life those things always change as people keep shifting.
>like with Corona beer over here kek
There was a period where the expensive cool beer section sold Quilmes
as the premium beer of Cono Sur, i never bought it as i didn't drink that much back then but i always wondered if it was meme marketing or if it was really that good, everyone always saw it as the Boca Jrs Beer because many posters from old school players in Libertadores have that logo so some people bought it. One such poster was pic related, saw it twice between sports stores or friends' family houses.
>full damage control.
It's like that folk joke that goes "...and indians don't shoot arrows", they don't anymore but everyone and their grannies know they did once, trying to deboonk it nowadays is easy because they can finally buy yeast or hops in any supermarket. In our technician courses back in high school it was the topic of a whole week and was included in the final exam, how 3 states were caught systematically putting "unlicensed, off-market fermenters" in tubs full of agave back in the day. Even our NOM documents (Normas Oficiales) explicitly call against trying to be funny doing it.
It's kinda like koreans vehemently denying Tongsul exists but plenty of people who slipped some money under the table could get a plastic half-litter bottle of it. Or the chinaman century eggs marinated in elemetary schoolboy pee, some people are just sickos or folks who got gaslit into believing their tradition was organic and not some dude who got caught once and tried to sell it as a secret art (successfully).
>That's fucking nasty
Hate know no bounds lol, but in the last years people have been more chill towards southerners, nowadays it's only constant banter and denial of service in stores, in my elemetary and junior high years they were still persecuted (as in: ley del poste, pissing their backpacks, putting a stone inside a football and letting them take a penalty) if they tried to play as the well-read superior city slickers despite being from even worse places and not even knowing what a toilet connected to the sewer was.
Those were the days man, it still happens but kids now get treated like cartel hitmen if they do it, only the ones with true grit attempt to pull the old law of the west although not as hard as in the 80's, back then kids closed the bathrooms and kick lynched other kids, if they got it easy they only had to "dive" while injured (bucear as in being thrown to the communal pee ditch but without the pee) but in some cases well-heard they also hanged other kids from basketball boards if their fathers got a government job in the city back then foreign government officials got redistributed to the north after the 1985 earthquake destroyed their homes, so in their new posts some of them fired or didn't hire locals but hired accomplices or even neighbors from their southern places so people got pissed to the point of kids hanging kids in play time as if they were serial rapists or pederasts to payback for their unemployed parents
In classic country tradition, rather than tackle the topics head on, they get hidden and the topics deemed taboo by the media hence why many ignore the why on the widespread hate or banter they get when they step foot here. The same happens to us when we step down there as we are the primary target for fraudsters and thiefs, along with being ignored in work teams or getting short changed, so the cycle never stops. The only persons southerners hate more than us is ironically argies lol, i still haven't deciphered why because it happens since the early 90's so i don't think it's football related, it also happened in Colombia IIRC but not that bad.
But here it was "normal" that in soap operas and some girl-oriented mainstream movies the bad guy was an argentinian actor despite the plot or the context not explaining their presence at all (their accent was heavily pronounced so it is intentional), although the contrary happens as girls like bad guys too so they also put argies as leading males often. Have to point that for southerners, and frankly most of latin america, the archetypical man from there is what i think you guys call the Porteño, with the popular richfag variant being the Cheto i think, you might imagine old ladies and hood women seething in their chairs and frothing with rage near the screen everytime the porteño maliciously smiles and gets away with bad stuff in the soap operas, usually properties or the girl protagonist's attention via high claims.
I haven't seen southerners being portrayed in foreign markets so i think it's just them chasing an imaginary enemy here but i've seen them being consultants in putting us in said foreign products, bloodthirsty drunken hitmen which i don't mind but they usually put themselves with their obviously not local accents (and from also a different ethnic stock) or worse they put chicanos in said roles and often those guys look like mutt caribbeans, like Luis Guzman who is a great actor but frankly looks like a nigger (not local) and he's pobre rican, same with Breaking Bad where most of the cartel members are either half-nigger caribbeans or obvious central americans, can't even cast locals to do the local thing aka getting ignored
>living in some bullshit apartment with no chance of grilling
Damn, that's got to hurt, now you know the conditions that make city slickers the pity tiny men they are lol
>8 dollars a kilo aguja
Yeah, around the same here although aguja is slighly cheaper but served with bone and fat, cuadril is around the same sometimes one dollar less or more.
>smoky pork ribs
I ate them a lot but i haven't got the chance to make them myself, we used a sauce based on beer and honey with thyme and sometimes romero but i skip the latter because it gets too strong and herbal. Real BBQ stuff is good but it's a bore to make, a lot of scrapping old pans, putting the raisins on water, caramelizing sugar, it's a process, the Jack Daniels BBQ bottled stuff is good have to say but makes my head hurt if i use too much.
>complimenting those tortillas. I think you said it's cheese but it looks like onion strips and makes me hungry just to look at them.
They are basic stuff, easy to make and grill, also yes it is cheese but in the end i put the cooked tender green onions in them too, not in strips but chopped in half and the layers spread like cards, a small bit of avocado/guacamole, cilantro and perhaps some bits of smoked green chilis, bunch of meat and down it goes. Didn't have flour tortillas, otherwise i would made our region specialty Draft
, next time i'll probably just to show it.
Video looks better but conversion kicked it a bit to the ground, i was also surprised with the stabilization, it looks better than in the EVF. The Nikon always surprises me after picking up from time to time, i still want to shoot it outside but haven't not because of fear but because i don't know what to shoot nowadays, too distracted by other stuff, haven't even watched movies. Also been wanting to experiment with video already, getting too old and low energy, i think/suspect when i get my first paydays i will buy the widely memed Canon EOS M and a Tokina 12-24mm, but i am a sucker and i don't know if i should buy it EF-S or F mount so i can adapt it easier if i ever get an APS-C model or even a SD1.
Knowing now where you are standing i can't even imagine the market, that must be rough and we are getting more fucked by the day because the ruskie lenses that go for cheap are now near inaccessible without meme taxes, the Helios 81 i ordered and got robbed years ago in 40 dollars is now probably not very easy to find in non-Ukraine territories unless i buy from the baltics. Life sucks but at least i am not at war or being herded by society into the rural side for not being vaxxed, also have you noticed a slowdown? past weekend i lurked like crazy akin to years ago and i practically read everything in the boards i used to visit in an hour or so, even in the dreaded shit place which now has emojis rofl, april's fool i want to believe
, there's fewer and fewer activity, where the hell did everyone go.