Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Two Questions--Very Random

Question 1 : Do any of you own a Sleep Number bed? What do you think of it?
Lee and I are badly in need of a new mattress. Ours is far past the "8 year" mark that the mattress manufacturers are hyping right now.
I've been researching mattresses and asking folks what they think of the Sleep Number bed.
I was sold on them until I looked for a picture to put here on the blog.
While perusing the Google 'image' page, I came across something that puts me squarely back in traditional mattress territory.
There's a class action suit against Sleep Number regarding a mold issue.

Never mind.

Question 2: If you own Guinea fowl, do you eat them?

I realize they are pretty and mostly considered watch dogs and bug eaters, but I was just wondering.
There was an article in the food section of my newspaper this morning regarding the birds and how they are even healthier for you than chicken.
"...leaner, lower in calories, and higher in protein."
" in essential fatty acids, vitamins, E, B1, and B2, magnesium, calcium and iron."

Of course, I understand they are impossible to catch and won't come home to roost.
I suppose that would make butchering them a problem.
Still, I wonder how they taste.


  1. Wow, I'm going to have to research that Sleep Number bed mold thing. We've been planning on getting a Sleep Number bed. Many of our friends have them and love them. Thanks for the info!

    I've never considered eating my guinea fowl, but I have read they they are healthy to eat. I got them to rid the area of bugs, and they are very good at that! because they are VERY busy, active birds, I'd have to assume their meat would be dark meat, like a wild turkey.


  2. I don't have an answer to either of your questions because I don't own a sleep number bed and I have no idea what that bird is...

    My friend has a temperpedic (I have no idea how to spell that!) bed and she loves it. Have you thought about those?

  3. After living in minus zero humidity in dry, dry Idaho, and so much humitidy that NOTHING dries here---I'm guessing humidity has a lot to do with the mattress mildew problem. I'd still be wary of the things. Probably like water beds--not cool in the next decade.

    The only experience I have with guinea fowl is that they are MEAN. One bit me when I went to visit a friend on her farm. Although I was probably eight at the time.

  4. Eww! I have an organic Vera Wang mattress which I absolutely adore, but then again, I don't share it with anyone. But the upside is that there is no complaints!

  5. We have had a sleep number bed for 5 years and love it, love it, love it! I've never had a mold problem and I'm allergic to it! I would, however, not recommend their pillows. Their support pillows stink and provide no support! I was REALLY disappointed.

    No comment for the fowl question. Interesting info though


  6. I have a sleep number bed and I will tell you that mine doesn’t look anything like this. I think they’ve changed the model from the picture with the mold--maybe that’s why. I think they are great for your back and I do sleep better. I hear the temperpedic is great too!! :)

  7. Sounds like we're in the minority, but Bernie and I spent a couple of nights in a hotel that had Sleep Number beds, and we were not impressed. Of course, it was a hotel, so who knows what condition the beds were in? We have a Sterns and Foster mattress that we absolutely love - but I just looked up some reviews on them and we are apparently in the minority there too. HA! Maybe you should just discard my comment...... :)

  8. When you figure the mattress thing out, please let us know... Don and I are in the same boat right now.

    Holy moly with that mold!

  9. Hey, JEC and I will be getting a Tempurpedic soon. I have spoken with several people who absolutely swear by them. Expensive but you get what you pay for. Good luck!

  10. Oh that mold problem would turn me off as well. We have talked about the sleep number bed because we both need a different kind of firmness/softness for our backs. Hmmm. I wonder if this is due to the humidity in the area these people live. You probably wouldn't have that issue if that is the case. The guinea? I have no idea on....never tasted one. But they are pretty birds.

  11. Hey, did you end up going with the temperpedic? If so, what do you think of it? If not, will you share what you went with?

  12. February is a down month for me also, and basically everyone I know.

    As for that bed, I would never recommend it to anyone. Although I did not know about the mold, my husband and I bought a queen size for about $3000.00. I was never able to "find my sleep number" and we realized that if we wanted to be intimate, it could not be in the middle of the bed due to the division.

    That bird looks nasty and I'm sure it would be very gamy like maybe emu.

    Love the blogs.