We got a cow, Pa!

by on November 7, 2008 in Food Storage,Personal Experiences

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A few months back I wrote a post about how we tried some grass-fed beef from a farm near here and loved it.

Since then we have chosen to only eat grass-fed beef from local farms except when we travel and are eating with family, or we go out to eat and choose an item with beef in it. We really believe the grass-fed meat tastes so much better than the grain-fed stuff you can get in the stores, and it is better for you, too!

So today we got a cow! Well, not a whole cow. And it isn’t even alive, but it’s ours!

We bought a quarter of a cow from an Amish farm near here and the meat was processed and packaged up for us recently. Today is delivery day and we have 70 pounds of meat coming this afternoon. Ground beef, steaks, roasts, ribs, even the heart and tongue! So we are pretty excited.

Once we paid for the beef, paid the processing facility and the delivery driver, our meat averaged out a around $4.00 a pound. For ground beef, that isn’t such a great price, but for all the other cuts – steaks, ribs, roasts, etc – that’s a great price for local, grass-fed beef!

Now when I go grocery shopping, I can skip the beef area because I know I am stocked up!

I hope the deep freezer holds it all!

[note: this post was originally written on my personal blog, and has been shared here because the content is relevant to the journey I have been on to reshape my attitude toward spending, saving and managing my resources more wisely. It is possible that additional edits may have been made to clarify or expand points.]

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