Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sure, All the Beef

So Wife and I thought it would be a great idea to pool in some friends and buy 1/4 of a grass-fed cow. We opted for the bones for Colt to chew on, too.
My, oh my. That's a lot o' cow.
Thing #3 thought stacking steaks was his job.
We crammed as much as we could into the freezer. We got all of the meat, but not the bones......
The bones came in two boxes like this:
One of two boxes of bones we brought home.
Notice the steak knife, which provides perspective....
We were able to separate and bag about half of the bones into the freezer. The other half is in the fridge thawing. I fed on chunk of rib bones to the chickens this morning. They went INSANE when I tossed it in there. They were fighting and clucking and swarming the rib section. I saw two chickens both fighting and flapping their wings over the same piece of meat. One of them won, and the other actually hung its head. It was a riot.
One chickens was still pecking at the ribs this afternoon.
The meat was about half it was in the morning.
Now it's thawed and cleaned, so Mr. Mastiff won't make
such a mess with it.
In the end, getting that much beef was a huge money saver. We did the math, and are coming out way ahead than if we bought the ground beef and the cuts individually, even on sale. Plus, it's 100% grass-fed, so it's way healthier.
And the savings don't even account for the bones.
This is definitely something we'll do again.

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