Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Where’s the beef?


Recently Maine Man processed Sir Loin & T-Bone….not an easy task after tending them morning & night for the last couple years.  Above is a picture of part of a liver in comparison to Country Boy’s hand.  IMG_7397rWhat an anatomy lesson for the kids!  CB said in school they dissect frogs, we dissect cows, pigs, & chickens… IMG_7419rrFlower Girl helped process & package part of one of the cows and the rest went to the butchers.IMG_7427rrIMG_7409rr

Here is the front quarter of one of the cows in a walk-in cooler that MM just built.  We are thinking it will serve with a dual purpose for cool crop storage.  We will monitor the temperatures in it closely this winter. 

MM and CB also just processed 50 chickens a couple weeks back and CB’s deer.  Soon they will process the pigs and some ducks.  Nice to have full freezers coming into winter!  


goatpod2 said...

No beef for us, we try to avoid beef if at all possible though.


Humble wife said...

So true about what the kids study when living on a farm! Sometimes I am still amazed myself!


doglady said...

That is a beautiful piece of beef. Did you feed corn at the end or is that golden fat from grass.
With 50 chickens, 2 beef critters, pigs and the deer is a lot of meat for one family. You must be sharing.

GreyWolf said...

Wish I was there to join the fun. Nothing like home butchering.

Country Girl said...

DL we raise animals for friends & family as well as ourselves. The cows were grazing on grass during the day with some grain morning & night along with apples and lots of stuff from the gardens. No special diet towards the end of it's life.

Honeycombmama said...

Nice bounty! Hard work pays off ;)