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A freezer full of meat

On Wednesday the pigs and four sheep, one hogget and three mutton, went off to the butchers. It was an early start but pretty uneventful really as it all went fine. 

Frosty supplies of Elderflower cordial - 30th April 2010

Yesterday the meat came back, and it was a lot of meat. Rhys and mother did the cutting with some friends which in itself took a large part of the day to do. Then it was time to try to fit it all into the freezers.

There is now most of an upright freezer, half a small chest freezer and a large chest freezer full. The sorting did mean we found some interesting things hidden away, including lots of cows milk from when Primrose was in full milk, a few different kinds of fruit and two liters of Elder flower cordial.


Seeing tonight’s Sunday Roast in the oven reminded me that I still hadn’t posted about the mutton we had back last Friday. We’ve had our own mutton before but this mutton was special as it was the first time it was butchered at home.


I bought mother a ‘how to butcher’ book and DVD for Christmas, and it had been hung for two weeks instead of one (not completely sure why, but I get the impression that this is a good thing) and one weighted 28.8KG and the other 29.6KG which doesn’t sound bad and it looked like a lot of meat.