obviously I got alpha gal from being bitten by not just a tick but a lone star tick
I do not know when it happened but I find a lot of ticks on my body as I am an avid gardener. I work in the garden 8-10 Horus a day, weather permitting. Not vegetable gardening but mostly landscape gardening.
I do not spray for personal reason as well as because I do have pets and I do not believe in exposing them to herbicide, pesticide etc.
I did not have a grinder per se but did have a kitchen aid with grinder attachment and sausage stuffer attachments that I gave away a long time ago. My two pets used to eat raw venison in the morning and kibbles in the evening but the butcher who supplied me with venison had a heart attack and retired. In md, it is forbidden to sell venison but friends who are hunter can give. you venison as a gift and as return courtesy , I pay for butchering. However, I found out that the newer only butcher in my county now believes that pets should only eat venison that are meant for pets. I also found out that the breeder from whom I got my Pomeranians from goes to West Va to buy venison for her 11 dogs but they are not meat fit for human consumption but adequate for pets which I do not agree for my pets. So, I start giving them beef for their morning meals but weary as I see butchers at the store I frequent toss meat with fat into a pile and I believe they add that to ground meat which are sold. My son does not like ground meat unless they are organic and grass fed or bison. That gets to be too expensive for my budget if I have to feed them organic grass fed ground beef for t heir breakfast, so I resort to buying mostly eye round roast which is lean and now, found out that they love roast turkey fro Costco as well as poached chicken breast that I shred for them for a variety of breakfast.
I hope this clarify things better.