Every year here at Eight Acres, around winter-time, we have one of our home-raised steers butchered at our property by a mobile a butcher. We fill the freezer with meat, bones and tallow, and we sometimes even keep the hide for tanning. It is very important to us that, as far as possible, we use […]
Want to know the difference between the breeds of meat chickens? This simple and definitive guide explains the difference in meat chickens for four of the most popular breeds.
Ploughman’s supper is a quick, easy and yummy meal of bread, cheese, cured meats, fruit and pickles… but we suggest you make it your own!
Using salt to preserve meat was a widely used method well up until the 19th century. Salt is used to inhibit the growth of microorganisms by pulling all the water out of each cell within a piece of meat. Salted meat and fish are still staples in many parts of the world, such as the […]
Brining is one of the oldest methods used to preserve meat. Brining became popular because other preserving methods usually left the meat incredibly touch. Brining can also leave your meat tough after a few months, but by boiling, it is possible to soften it back up. Common meats made through brining include ham, corned beef, […]
Rabbits can be a great addition to a homestead. They provide meat, fur, and fertilizer. Are rabbits right for you?