INGO cookout! Just have everyone bring a side dish.Man - we've got a whole beef (all be it a small one) at the processor right now.
My wife swears there's enough room in the freezer. I swear there's not. I honestly and simply do not know what we're gonna do if there's not room.
Is Spam actually meat? Kinda like hot dogs or bologna? Catfish like it.
All this talk got me incited to go visit a local small business that I've read about on our neighborhood fb chat page.
Don's Butcher Shop
This place is on the southeast side of Indy across the street from St Francis South campus hospital. It is everything it was made out to be - great product, great service, better prices than you'd expect. Beef, pork, chicken locally sourced when they can. Great people.
T-bone was on sale today...
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Talked to the man himself. He said he'd do a side of beef for his cost plus $2 per pound. About $1,200.
Grass fed freezer beef has spoiled me. Not a fan of grain fed.If you have some land and some time you can grow cows. We used to get bottle calf’s cheap from a dairy farm. I think they want the calf’s gone early so mom makes more milk. Have to bottle feed them for a while. Full size dairy cows take some room.
now they have lowland angus cows. A full sized cow is like 500 lbs hoof weight and if you can butcher out a deer a cow should be more of less the same at this (elk size).
Less maintainer 2 cows feed on an acre of land. Not bad on fencing.
most are used to grain feed beef. Grass feed beef has a much different taste so maybe the rancid beef was grass feed. I grew up on mainly grass feed beef. Now my uncle tops them off with grain before butcher shop comes calling them.
We pressure can hamburger and roast, also chicken and pork too, saves on freezer space. My wife is thinking of buying a freeze dryer, we can use it for most anything. Have already made arrangements for a whole beef purchase for this winter, i and my wife and son will butcher this one too.Both good ideas, but how about a pressure canner?