Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Where’s the beef?

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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!  

6 comments:

goatpod2 said...

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

Amy

Humble wife said...

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

Jennifer

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 ;)