Tag Archives: butcher

Too Many Roosters = Butchering Day

It just so happened that my good friend Ruth at Firesign Family Farms was having a butchering day today.  I was able to make it, and I had a few extra roosters to take with me.  Before today we had … Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Table

I have been looking for a stainless steel table for awhile.  Something that I could possibly use to butcher birds or rabbits and to put down by our garden to wash off produce as it comes out of the garden. … Continue reading

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An Unplanned Friday

After the events of late Thanksgiving night, I had several things that needed to get done on Friday that were not planned.  Going forward I will be referring to George as the sheep, moving from the mindset of pet to … Continue reading

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Great Info on Dressed Out Weight of Farm Animals

I often ask people who I think are in “the know” how much meat you actually get from the average animal when you butcher it.  Here is everything in one spot, with breeds to try as well.  Great info. http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/the-meat-makers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+survivalspotblog+%28Survival+Spot+Blog%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

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