Turns out there are a lot of things I wish I knew before getting and butchering pigs. Our first butchering experience was not what we had hoped, but we still plan on raising pigs for butcher again in the future.
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 […]
Raising and caring for homestead animals is such a joy, but the thought of ending the lives of animals we love can be very difficult. Is it really necessary to butcher your own homestead animals to provide meat for your family? Kevin and Sarah answer questions about the necessity of processing your homestead animals while […]
Learning backyard butchery can be an intimidating process. This post gives five great tips on things to consider before getting started from finding the proper tools to organizing the cuts.
As a homesteader are you ever wondering what you can do with all the natural resources on your farm? Do you butcher your own livestock? This article covers what you can do with the raw materials that come along with butchering livestock or deer. Learn all the things you can do with carcasses that are […]
We believe that hunting is the best way to harvest meat, better even than growing your own animals. Every fall we hunt for deer and fill the freezer with enough meat to last for a whole year. Here is a picture tutorial of how we process our deer on the homestead.