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    More meat for the freezer, awndray edition

    This certainly doesn't compare to pitw's thread, 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.



    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.



    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.

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    Tooooooooooo cooooooooooool. Expensive doesn't count when the stomach is concerned. Pics of the process[farm] will be appreciated.

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    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/g...d-chicken.aspx

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    You $%^&*, my wife is gone and I'm now starving. Golly does that look good.

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    dude, that chicken looks delicious.
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    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......
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    Had me some deer chops for din-din last weekend; with homegrown salad and wine from a local vineyard.


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    Looks like fine table fare but the table is a bit rugged.

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    It's an old cable spool now used as a coffee table.

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    Yep and they make plastic ones for the Walmart crowd.LOL

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