Jack should just do a Thursday guest blog post – – –
Wendy and I bought half a cow recently.
Our friend Andy has an organic farm just outside town, where the cattle live the life of Reilly until their last second which is instantaneous. That’s how I’d like to go (well maybe not exactly).
We had a few weeks to prepare our two chest freezers and half of our fridge freezer – but still – –
The day our half cow meat arrived was the hottest day of the year (so far), and it arrived, frozen, in various assorted boxes onto our back porch. That started a mad rush to pack as much as possible into the freezers as quickly as possible, and we discovered that this had been a bigger cow than we’d imagined!
After stuffing the freezers there was still a fair amount and that went in the fridge. All that happened on Tuesday morning and later that day I made sixteen pounds of sausage filling from the ground beef in the fridge.
Over the next three days Wendy was the continuous canning queen – – –
She canned sausage patties, pasta sauce, beef bourguignon, beef curry and pot roast!
She’s still at it – – –
Some of you may be wondering about us eating beef, but as long as we’re happy that the cow was too, then we don’t have a problem. Actually if I ever die in a plane crash on top of a mountain and someone has to eat me to survive I wouldn’t mind. However, there would be much less meat on me than that half cow!