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?
The musings of a godly husband and wife seeking a simpler life in today's world. Pour a cup of coffee and spend time with us as we ramble on about spirituality, raising children, farm steading, politics, sports, woodworking, and all the other things in life we enjoy.