I found out today that even when you have a hate/love relationship with a beef cow they are just on the farm too long not to build some bond with. Eddie from Barstow Custom Butchering came by and dropped off pork so I was busy organizing it in the freezer and could not be down in "livestock central" as Eddie began his job. When I finally arrived there was nothing but a hanging piece of meat and that was fine. I took the liver up to cut, the ox tail and the heart and tongue. He showed me the marbling that I had attained that would be determined choice due to fat content...perfect. Our goal is grass fed with just a touch of marbling that we add with the six weeks of grain. Of course those of you who chose grass fed only will just be fed a little longer to attain some marbling with age versus grain. He also invited us to come out when the cutting was done after the two weeks of aging so that we can understand all the cut choices better and relay this information to our customers in aiding them in making their choices. A bittersweet day, but at the same time I thank the Lord for providing us with the beef with the awesome protein and amino acids that feeds my muscles that I so need to complete my daily chores. Amen!!
Posted by Rowena
@ 09:35 PM PDT