Spring is a very exciting time. Over the spring and summer on our homestead, we ramp up raising animals to replenish our freezers and our canning shelves. Raising our own meat is one of the most important aspects of our homesteading goals. But these days, raising your own animals to eat has become something of the past.
What we are talking about, specifically, in this article is the “self-sufficient” homestead where the end goal is to grow, raise, and provide the very most you possible can for your family from your homestead. A big part of it is raising and processing your own meat.
So, can you be a self-sufficient homesteader without butchering your own animals for meat?