Archive of ‘Butchering’ category

~Homemade Smoked Kielbasa~

| Butchering

Homemade Kielbasa

Since we began butchering our own pork, we’ve had to experiment with recipes, trying different things for meats like bacon, ham, and sausages. While we haven’t struck gold in yet in the bacon & ham department, we were very pleased with the kielbasa made last year using the natural casings prepared from our hog. In […] Read more…


~Random Glimpses {Eleven}~

| Butchering, just a photo


One Year Ago: ~The 105th Psalm~ Dark weather means photography slows down some. So will these posts then. Hence the two week span since the last one.  That doesn’t mean things have slowed down on the homestead however.  Butchering season has begun with the steer, soon to be followed this week by the broiler chickens, […] Read more…

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~Aging Weather~

| Butchering, Cattle


Well, aging weather is here. Looks like this will be the first week of the winter where temperatures will be hanging steady around the 40 degree mark. If the forecast holds true, then we’ll be able to age our beef for at least a week, hopefully longer, but in the absence of a cooler how […] Read more…

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~Library Haul~

| book review, Butchering, food preservation, In the Kitchen


One Year Ago Today: ~Week 44~ I recently (and finally!) explored my library options after having moved. I loved my last library and it’s inter-loan system and was terribly afraid that I would have my source of free educational reading material dry up with the move.  Thankfully, it looks like the new system is even better! […] Read more…

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