Friday, February 15, 2013

Ordered Our Meat

Since we all know how excited I am about this whole local happy beef thing, I thought I would give you a quick update.

After purchasing our freezer, we let the farmer know we were ready to place our meat order. They are still ironing out dates as to when the beef will be ready so we don't have an estimated time of arrival yet. But I'm hoping it's soon!

Our next step towards filling our freezer with some homegrown grass-fed beef was to fill out the "cut" sheet.

This is what our order looks like.

Pretty cool right?

Just to give you an idea of how much meat we are getting, the farmer said to expect approximately 125lbs of beef. Woohoo!!! We will be set for a good year.

So that's our newest update for those who are interested. I will keep you informed along the way.


  1. Man I know nothing about meat or cuts! I wouldnt know how to fill out that sheet! Im not a big red meat person

    But feel free to invite me over if you accidentally end up with a freezer full of bacon instead. :D

  2. Casey, I have a bit of an advantage since I did grow up on a farm. But then again, I was also a little overwhelmed by this sheet and asked the farmer lots of questions.

    And I doubt we'll end up with a freezer full of bacon, but that's just a wild guess. :P

  3. I wish we had something like that around here, I would be in heaven. I would love the idea of one less thing to worry about when going shopping.

  4. Christina, I'm pretty excited to finally be able to do this. I've been wanting to buy meat in bulk from a local farmer for a couple years now. I cannot wait until I don't have to worry about buying meat each week. :D

    Have you tried searching online to see if there is anything similar that you can do where you are?

  5. I'm so jealous! We've been wanting to do this forever! We used to have one in our garage that we stored some deer and duck in from hunting season. But the breaker went out one day and we didn't realize it until DAYS we're hesitant to even use it for fear the same thing will happen again!

  6. Yay! It's really happening! So excited for you :)

  7. Katharine, that must have really sucked when the breaker went. Did you lose a lot of meat? I would totally be hesitant to use it again.

    Erin, I know!!! :D

  8. Very exciting Jenn!! You'll have to post a picture of all the meat in your freezer so we can be jealous haters. :)

  9. Me - I will for sure be posting pictures of all the meat when we get it! I won't be able to contain my excitement, it will overflow onto the blog.