Well, I'm having "issues" with boiling eggs to just feed pigs! I know, it's less expensive but...feel like as sort of traitor to the hens!! LOL. No issue with dumping xtra milk. I'm working thru it but, just seems so "wasteful" of these perfect eggs. Weird.
Now, garden extras, meal scraps, etc. don't bother me.
Well I've a few things planned this year, already started my meat rabbits got my first litter about to go for process. So we'll have our first fully homeraise meatmeals soon, working on getting a job change for better revenue so that I can meet my other goals (such as turning my entire front yard into a garden and starting a small-scale aquaponics system) started making things for Twinnie to sell on Etsy and am trying to learn a few new skills such as: embroidery, sharpening knives and tanning hides properly, making my own clothing correctly and I'm interested in attempting graphing for fruit trees.
I was considering trip bucks to butcher last yr -- one day I found myself saying I could sell them, at a feed store, and some guy bought them! He picked them up about an hr later....I was sort of relieved in an odd way and pocketed the $$$.
This year I was blessed with 7 bucklings. One I plan to keep...cute little 5th gen mini nub. But, one set of bucklings are full Nub and are just BIG. 3 months & look 6. Since I have found a private owned slaughter house fairly close, I am thinking this will be the year I butcher. Other 4 will be sold. The 4 doelings are here and will remain for a "while".....
Now I need to collect goat meat recipes. Used to eat rabbit, squirrel & venison but, not in a while. I have a real hard time with processing the rabbits....cuteness thing. Can do chickens. 2 hens sitting so will prob be having a processing session this summer. Been a long time.
I love goat stew and goat jerky
We took a goat to a butcher when I was in high school (FFa project) and they offered for an extra price to jerky stick a bunch of it. Expensive but worth it in my opinion
OK -- ya'll jumped right on that recipe thing. Sure don't want those goats to see this. What did you all do with the chops/ribs, etc? Or, were they young and you just used it without specific cuts? I like lamb chops!! Believe I could make those little chops taste great...I use garlic & oil for my lamb to braise, then deglaze with wine. Very nice taste. Sometimes throw mushrooms in there.
These guys will be size of young lamb, just longer legs.
I expect this to be some good meat. They're pretty fleshy as the mom is the chunkier type body, dad is about 185#! I'm thinking I'll wether & run on heavy pasture/woods until late summer. 6-8 mos old.
Pigs going soon.... this was mid sept
this is yesterday...
notice, same fence panels. LOL.....American Guinea Hogs