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On Being Cut

Three weeks ago I was cutting meat.  I have done this my entire life.  Domestic and wild.  From bull moose and black bear boars to timberdoodles, by the score.   549 more words

Question of the Week #73

Would you be willing to go to a slaughterhouse and kill a cow? Do you eat meat?

No, I wouldn’t be willing to go to a slaughterhouse to kill a cow. 75 more words


My Knives

I was lucky enough a few Christmases ago to be given a couple of amazing chefs knives by my wife and brother. They are from… 290 more words

The Kitchen

A Questionable Decision

I, like every other mother out there, on occasion, make questionable parenting decisions.

This year, for the first time in many years, we raised broiler chickens. 442 more words


Deep in Hot Water

Before butchering hogs, you first need to scald their carcass in water so that you can scrape the bristles off of their hide. At the farm, we use an ancient steam engine to heat the water. 46 more words

Black And White

We got lambs!

It was an exciting weekend as we picked up our very first lambs and also a couple new little pigs. Growing up in Australia, I remember having lamb roast for Sunday dinner at my Grandma’s house, having lamb chops for dinner or even having cold sliced lamb on sandwiches or salads. 389 more words


The practice of eating Nose to Tail

I was a vegetarian for about 5 years (3 of those years were spent at a University with sub-par food choices) during my twenties. At that time I don’t think I would have ever imagined in my wildest dreams that I would become a meat lover, know how to butcher different animals, or use things like organs and feet in my cooking; let alone all of the above! 765 more words