We are having fun making videos here at The Elliott Homestead. This latest video shows how to butcher a rabbit. Plus, we talk a bit about which rabbit breed we have here on the farm. I’ve written before about how to harvest rabbits, so make sure you check out that post and then watch the video. Together,
Culling old laying hens is not the easiest task on the farm. Heck, are there any easy tasks on the farm? (Shaye reflects… Shaye realizes that no, there aren’t any easy tasks on the farm… Shaye moves on with her life.). Heading into the thick of winter, if one has chickens, one must ask themselves:
Here’s how to butcher a lamb… Two weeks ago, we said goodbye to our beloved ram lamb Guido, and hello to the most delicious meat I’ve ever tasted. Okay – next to our homegrown chicken and pork, of course. But this lamb stands alone. WOW. If you’re on the fence, come to my farm. I’ll
Y’all, we’ve been busy over here learning proper ways for butchering a pig. My head must be thick as a rock. Almost three months later, I realized that I have yet to post some super-awesome footage that I shot when the Farmstead Meatsmith came to visit our farm and taught us how to butcher pigs.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES OF ANIMAL BUTCHERING. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED. Today we’re talking about how to butcher pigs. Truthfully, I thought it would be harder to say goodbye to our pastured pigs – Wallace and Chester. And as Brandon Sheard (aka: The Farmstead Meatsmith) (aka: Super Awesome Advocate for Home Butchery and Old School Preservation Methods)
WARNING: PHOTOS OF BUTCHERING CHICKENS FOLLOW. KNIVES. BLOOD. DEATH. PROCEED WITH DISCRETION. The first of many harvests took place this weekend, as it was time to send our beloved (or rather, tolerated) meat chickens to the freezer. It’s never a day I look forward to – taking the life of an animal brings me no