This summer we raised a pig for meat. Actually, we co-raised three pigs with our neighbors, housing the pigs at their farm, and sharing in the cost and labor. Raised on pasture in the sunshine and fed with 100% non-GMO feed and lots of organic food scraps and whey from from our Jersey milk cow, […]
Hunting is a great way to fill the homestead freezer but what do you do if you don’t have a place to hunt? Many modern homesteaders don’t have a hundred acres of fields and woods, many are living out their homesteading dreams of self sufficiency on urban city lots and suburban lots and because of […]
A great way to keep the homestead freezer well stocked with meat is by hunting and if your going to go hunting there aren’t many animals to hunt that will bring you more success and more enjoyment than hunting squirrel. I’ve been hunting these bushy tailed creatures since I was 7 years old and 36 […]
I am often asked why we raise rabbits for meat. Or why we don’t buy meat from a grocery store. Let me just add, I buy most of my chicken from the grocery store or from a friend who raises them. I make sure it is organic and as natural as possible. But we don’t […]
It is easy to overcook a pork chop. Overcooked pork chops have the worst texture, they are rubbery and chewy. Correctly cooked chops are tender, juicy, and tasty! Would you like to know the trick to cooking the best pork chops?
How did our 350 lbs one year old gilt end up as only 100 lbs of cooked meat on the plate? Live weight transitions to hanging weight, then cut weight and finally to cooked yield. At each stage in the process a little bit comes out, leaving you with only a small portion of the […]