• Homesteading

    Preserving Meat: Why and How We Do It

    There are a few questions I tend to get from people when talking about how we butcher our own meat. One question is why we raise so much of it. The other is about how we store it. We’re not experts at this, but since we just wrapped up butchering season, and we’ve been getting a lot of these questions, I thought it would be good to address these questions. Question One I’ll dig into the question one, first. Why do we raise so much meat? This year, we butchered 16 chickens, 7 turkeys, and 2 pigs. We also bought a quarter of a cow, and now we’re hoping to…