Still snowing. Every ding-dong day! Night, actually. It snows every night, and I wake to 2-3 inches of heavy wet snow. The days warm enough to clear most of it away.
I go for a load of
firewood in the afternoons. I'm trying not to panic. We still need
three more rows in the basement. Three more rows and it's already
snowing! The forecast claims I still have some better weather coming. I
don't know whether to believe it or not.
broke. It won't switch gears, so it's in for repairs. I started using
#1's saw. He forgot to tighten the nuts after tightening the chain.
One went flying. Now I'm using #2's saw. It's much heavier than mine.
Oh crappy week.
Things in the butcher shop are coming together.
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from the two I made last year. I have another 6 pounds or so cut for
the next batch. I think I'll try something new, rather than the second
recipe- they didn't like it as well.
beef is coming along nicely. 30 pounds so far. Husband had to fiddle
with the grinder again. Did I mention last year what a crappy design
this meat saw is? Dad spent a whole day fixing it last year, and
Husband still had to make adjustments again this year. It's just so
did the teaching this time, as #1 gutted for the first time by
himself. They brought them back to the garage, hung them up, and
According to the weight formula I found online...
heart girth X heart girth X length /400
both under 100 pounds. I find that hard to believe, especially since
they were supposedly 90 pounds when we bought them. I wonder though, if
I'm supposed to include the head in the length. That would put them over 100. I think I'll weigh the meat as I butcher.
supposed to stay below freezing for a couple of days before it starts
to warm up again. I have a bit of trimming left to do on the beef, and
then I'll be starting on the pigs right away.