How I got 15 meals from a 9 pound Heritage Turkey

Thanksgiving is over. For the last several years we haven’t had turkey on Thanksgiving because I was not able to get a locally raised heritage bird. I like the flavor and I want to support rare breeds so if I can’t get a bird raised like I want it we’ll choose...

Freezer Management

One of the hardest things to manage when you use chest freezers for storing meat for sale is how to handle the depths of the freezer and not lose track of what you have. I’ve discovered a few tricks over the years that are applicable to anyone with a chest freezer. My...

98 Degrees < 10% Humidity What to Cook?

It’s hot, hot, hot! No rain and our temperatures are soaring with the humidity low. I sure don’t want to cook anything and heat up the house but we have severe fire restrictions and no open flames are allowed so outdoor BBQ isn’t an option. Luckily I...

Hay Arriving

Our first batch of hay for the season has arrived. We were expecting to get about 7 tons but the cutting was small so we only got 3.5 tons. At least it’s in the barn now and safe for winter feeding for the sheep.
Mutton Dinner

Mutton Dinner

We had some good friends over so I made a special mutton leg roast for dinner. No spices necessary, just cooked properly. It came out wonderful and we had a good...