Tag Archives: Butcher Shop

Deadly Cold Mist

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Mist in the SoLow Freezer When I open SoLow freezer slowly this is the view that greets me. That is a deadly cold mist. Don’t breath it in or it could freeze your throat and lungs. The SoLow freezer is … Continue reading

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Precision Packing

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Ben Stuffing Ground Pork There is a cool trick to packing the ground meat into bags. At the suggestion of one of the inspectors who also has his own meat cutting business we use our vertical sausage stuffer. The stuffer … Continue reading

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Cleaning in the Mist

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Steamed Up in iCutter “It was a dark and stormy night with a fog so thick you can cut knives with it….” Literally one can’t see half way across the room due to the intense mist as I wash down … Continue reading

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Slit My Wrists

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Scar after some woman slit my wrist… Two weeks ago some woman that I had barely met slit my wrist. The skin’s closed up and I took the stitches out last Monday. I think it is going to heal up … Continue reading

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Designer Pigs

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Open Scapula Bone There is a certain advantage to being both the farmer, the herd geneticist and the butcher on our farm because I get to intimately know our pigs inside and out. For 13 years I’ve been doing intensive … Continue reading

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Scaffold Icicles

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Icicles Under Butcher Shop Scaffolding Once I taught him the basic pattern Ben built almost all of the scaffolding that kept us safe as we worked to build our butcher shop ever higher. Some of the scaffolding is still in … Continue reading

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Breakfast Sausage

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Breakfast Sage and Maple Breakfast Sausage With land one is secure with the basic necessities of life. An advantage of small diversified farming is we produce food, shelter, water and energy – both solar gain and our firewood. Food is … Continue reading

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Farmer, Baker, Butcher

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Walter in Butcher Shop Breaking Shoulders One of the great things about what we do is our days are filled with a many types of tasks. Doing one thing all day long, day in and day out gets dreary, at … Continue reading

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Deboning A Pig

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Deboning a Pig Usually one quarters the pig and then makes up the cuts from there. But my cut sheet called for boneless shoulder, boneless chops and boneless sirloin so I did it a little bit differently last week on … Continue reading

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Porchetta Packaged

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Ben with Porchetta Now that our butcher shop is up and running we have been filling the CSA Pre-Buy and Kickstarter orders which helped in part to buy the concrete and other materials to build our facility. One of the … Continue reading

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