Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Benefits of the Farm

Yesterday I went to the  butcher and picked up our cow.  My freezer is once again full of ground beef and other beef products.  We have eaten almost all of the hog that we purchased this past winter.  We still have plenty of sausage to last through spring, but there isn't much else left.  Slaughtering of animals is my least favorite part of farm life.  I can't participate with any of it.  I am so thankful that we don't actually kill the animals here. We have a good facility that we take them to, and then I can pick up the meat in nice little packages.  It works best that way for me.  In the event we had to slaughter our own animals, Michael is well able to handle that task.  It is just much simpler to take them to the butcher.  My kids do much better with this whole process than myself.  They don't even bat an eyelash at it all.  I guess that is the benefits of being raised with this lifestyle!  They know their food.  They have helped raised it and cared for it.  They enjoy the benefits of their hard work.  Our table will once again be full of roasts, steaks, and hamburgers.  Did I mention that my kids really like that?

grace and peace,
julie

4 comments:

Mountain Mama said...

Beautiful picture that captures so much.

I have been gone this past week and just spent some time catching up with your blog. You have been busy busy.

ashley

closer2667 said...

HELP, I'VE LOST YOUR RECIPE FOR CANNED APPLE FILLING? can't locate on in "farm kitchen". and yum yum to all the beef. thanks so much!

TnFullQuiver said...

Ashley,
I am glad your back! We too are trying to expose our youngest to chicken pox. It is becoming harder and hearder to find any kids with it these days. I am not sure what we will do if he doesn't get them naturally. I don't want to give him the vaccine. Glad you had a nice trip...sorry you didn't get the chicken pox!

Kay,
I will have to look for it. I have that cookbook put away with all my canning supplies. Lucky for you, I should be dragging them out pretty soon. I will look and see what I can come up with in the next day or two! Hope all is well in your world. Have a blessed day.

grace and peace,
julie

closer2667 said...

thank you so much!!! i have my antique store and produce store open. very slow but my heavenly Father reminded me this morning, "not my might nor by power, but by my spirit". so i trust Him to draw the people. i pray for you and yours!!! things are cooking? you too have a blessed day kay