Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The goat meat has arrived

We picked up our goat meat from the abattoir a few days ago. I wasn't sure how much meat we would get so I set my expectations low to make sure that I wouldn't be disappointed.

I'm very happy since we received far more meat than I anticipated .... we picked up 80 pounds of meat at a cost of $81. That's a pretty good deal.

Barb knew I was eager to try the fresh meat so she offered to make me a 100 meter meat loaf ... my first meat loaf on this diet. It's absolutely delicious. Two thumbs up.

Our freezer is now packed with all kinds of goat meat ... ground, stewing, ribs, chops, liver plus some bones to make stock. More than enough meat to see me through to the end of the diet. I'm truly thankful.

I should also give you and update on the hide tanning process ... I took the hides out of the 'pickling solution' on Friday. I hung them to dry and stretched them by hand a few times a day. Having never done this before I really didn't know what to expect but they seem to have turned out well. I still have some work to do to soften them up before we're all done. I hope to blog about Tanning a Goat Hide - Part II in the near future. Stay tuned ....

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