Meats on the move - from last summer.
I'm not a Joel hater... I just am kind of meh on him. But I really loved what he had to say. He talked about introducing kids to the butchering process and also his positions on the ethical dilemma. For our part we don't see it as a dilemma...and as far as we can tell from the farm kids we know - if the parents freak out at butcher time then the kids will. If they parents don't, the kids won't.
Folks ask all us the time how we can butcher the food that we know. We honestly don't struggle with it at all. The cycle of life spins in a really tight circle around here - and we have a front seat to the whole thing. So we aren't shocked, horrified, or grossed out.
We are also profoundly practical people. So that helps too.
If you are thinking about making your own meat this summer then pick up the latest issue of MEN and read Joel's article. It might help settle some things in your mind about the whole process. They don't have a link to it now but I'm sure it will be online soon.
Happy Tuesday everyone!