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awndray
07-11-2014, 06:58 AM
This certainly doesn't compare to pitw's thread (http://gunownersofcanada.ca/showthread.php?13250-More-meat-for-the-freezer), but it's the best I can do for now. A friend of mine put me in touch with a friend of his who packed up his bags and bought a small farm outside of the city a few years ago. He started raising pigs and chickens and is now looking into bee keeping and permaculture. So, yesterday I picked up an order of meet to put in the freezer with the deer and turkey meat I already have.

http://i62.tinypic.com/rjehzp.jpg

5 x whole bird (4-5lb ea.)
1 x roast
1 x pack of bacon
1 x pack of hocks
1 x pack of spare ribs
5 x pack of chops (2 per)
4 x pack of shoulder chops (2 per)

It works out to about 40 pounds of meat in for about $250. It's not cheap, but I do it for a few reasons:

1) I know where the meat comes from.
2) I know the animals were well cared for.
3) I want to support a local guy.

As a bonus, I met a cool dude who we think we may have worked together in a past life and share a new-found interest in hunting and has set up a mini range on his property.

I tried the bacon a few weeks ago when Yan picked some up on the way back from the track. In one word, delicious.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/10348947_10203318210130072_1809461515674320562_o.j pg

http://coyoterockfarm.com/

I admire what Patrick has done. I hope to one day get involved in a bit of husbandry myself. I'm going to visit the farm this weekend to check out how he does things.

pitw
07-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Tooooooooooo cooooooooooool. Expensive doesn't count when the stomach is concerned. Pics of the process[farm] will be appreciated.

awndray
07-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Yeah, I think the same way.

I didn't take any pictures, unfortunately. I've made a new friend though, so I'll be visiting again and helping out. I'll snap some pics then.

:)


I tried this the night following the visit. It was slightly undercooked (I have to check my meat thermometer) but after a quick touch-up, it was ready for some delicious chicken eatin'.
http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/grill-roasted-honey-barbecued-chicken.aspx

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/10465475_10203504255901100_2170203264443498686_o.j pg

pitw
07-16-2014, 06:54 PM
You $%^&*, my wife is gone and I'm now starving. Golly does that look good.

lone-wolf
07-16-2014, 07:14 PM
dude, that chicken looks delicious.

Strewth
07-17-2014, 11:35 AM
The chicken needs moar bacon;).

Looks great awndray! and an average of $6 a pound, and roughly a month of meat dinners is really nothing to sneeze at, especially given the quality of the meat that I'm sure you have there.
That's way cheaper than hunting......

awndray
08-07-2014, 06:43 AM
Had me some deer chops for din-din last weekend; with homegrown salad and wine from a local vineyard.

http://i61.tinypic.com/15ppc7o.jpg

pitw
08-08-2014, 06:32 PM
Looks like fine table fare but the table is a bit rugged.

awndray
08-08-2014, 09:19 PM
It's an old cable spool now used as a coffee table.

pitw
08-09-2014, 05:52 AM
Yep and they make plastic ones for the Walmart crowd.LOL

lone-wolf
08-09-2014, 11:59 AM
It's an old cable spool now used as a coffee table.

You could take it back for a deposit from what I'm told

awndray
08-09-2014, 12:26 PM
I could, but like my table :p I have a big one for the kitchen too.

Candychikita
08-10-2014, 08:22 PM
Heh. I like your cable spool table. Might have to reclaim a few of those from work now :D

Food looks tasty too. :D :D

awndray
10-11-2014, 05:41 PM
14lbs of goose meat in two outings :)

http://gunownersofcanada.ca/showthread.php?16644-2014-Waterfowl-Season&p=181674&viewfull=1#post181674

pitw
10-12-2014, 05:56 AM
Way cool. Goose is dang fine eating.

og1
10-23-2014, 08:12 AM
Nice jobs. Gathering supplies to reconfigure our enclosures next year so it will make it easier to get more stock for ourselves. Our kids buy the animals. We raise them. We have a day-of-slaughter together here in late fall (like that term!). Everyone goes home with vacuum packed meat in excess of many coolers. And since they aren't buying the meat from us but on shares it's perfectly legal. (In a previous life I was the guy offering the sacrifices on the altar in the temple!)