We didn't butcher our jersey cow, but we did take our Black Angus cow to be slaughtered. I could have used her picture, but I am funny about looking at pictures of animals that we are eating so I deleted them all. I don't feel so bad about looking at pictures of our jersey cows that are still very much alive and well here on our farm. Now that you know one of my little quirks, I am asking for your help. No, I don't need help with my mental state, but I do need help in learning how to make beef jerky. My kids love beef jerky. Over the years, I am sure I have used up our potential retirement account keeping these kids in beef jerky. Our local Mennonite store sells wonderful beef jerky with a very large price tag. I was appalled to see two of my boys down $10 worth of jerky before we even got back home! I am on a quest to create our own wonderful jerky. I have the dehydrator for the job and the cow, but that is as far as I have gotten. Please post comments or direct me to some great tried and true websites for making this manly snack. I don't even like jerky, but my men and daughter sure do!!!! Missy,the English Mastiff, also wants me to let you know that she loves jerky almost as much as shoes!!!!! Thanks in advance!!!!
grace and peace,