Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Today's Take 3/14/12

You know your life has become a little odd when you have the following exchange with an otherwise friendly barista-

Barista: So what are you up to today?
Me: I'm finally going to pick up my goat...
Barista: Awwww!
Me: ...from the butcher.
Barista: *stunned blank stare*

Yep, today was the day to pick up our goat meat from the butcher shop. For a 70 pound goat, our guy dressed out to a somewhat disappointing 37 pounds. We did not keep the entrails, hide or horns, just the meat and a few bones for bone broth and dog treats.

Here's how our 37 pounds broke down-

*3 pkgs Sirloin Steaks, 1 lb, 13 oz total weight
*7 pkgs Loin Chops, 3 lbs, 5 oz total weight
*2 Leg Roasts, 7 lbs ""
*2 pkgs Ribs, 2 lbs, 14 oz ""
*2 Shanks, 2 lbs ""
*5 pkgs Shoulder Steaks, 4 lbs, 12 oz ""
*6 pkgs Rib Chops - 3lbs, 3 oz ""
*10 pkgs Ground - 11 lbs ""

As I was putting the meat in our chest freezer, I also noticed the pheasant that my husband took last November/December(?) that were never weighed and logged. There was a total of 7 1/2 lbs of meat, which it takes God knows how many pheasants to make.

So our freezer is bulking up again, with some 45 pounds of goat & bird. I've never cooked either goat or pheasant, so dinners around here might be a little interesting during my learning curve. ;)

Today's Take-

*Goat meat, 37 pounds
*Pheasant, 7 1/2 lbs
*Eggs, not yet collected

1 comment:

  1. LOL!!! Although, that is a 53% cutability, which is not horrible by any means (on the steers and the pigs, we aim for 60% cutability as the norm). Our last steer was 57% but he was more bone than meat I think:) Good luck cooking that goat!