Tuesday--what does 1/2 a beef look like??

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
We usually buy our meat 1/4 or 1/2 at a time.   Many years ago we raised/fattened our own beef and hogs.  In the Midwest where we live, it's common to "go together" with someone and split a beef or hog.   It's not that much meat when it's split between two families.  But what does it LOOK like??


The meat fit into six big boxes, with about 6 packages in small box.  When you have someone else process the meat, you specify what size packages.   We have two 3/4" thick steaks per package.  1.5# burger package.  4# roasts.  These are the sizes that fit our meals the best. 

And since half of it was a Christmas present--


Mason, Nick, and the meat!  We put a bow on the box, and said "Merry Christmas!"  I'm still figuring out the buttons on my camera. 

Nick worked very hard and made all the meat fit into their freezers overnight.    Thank you Nick!!  Today I will take out our half and head home with it.  We divided it as we unpacked it last night doing the "one for you, one for me" method!!  Nick has it layered in the freezer separated by towels.  Works for me Nick!


8 comments:

Suzanne said...

I passed two different meat processing trailers yesterday..I eat meat, but I hate to see the cow being processed in my neighbors field.

Mary-Kay said...

I hope it tastes great!

Tamera said...

Nothin' like good old beef. We can even tell the difference when we have our beef processed as opposed to the beef that we sometimes buy from the same processor.

Vicki said...

Hmmmmm, beef, I miss it so much. I have been dieting and not much meat is on the program. I am getting a potroast for Sunday and living it up!!!!!!!!!! And believe me if I eat much more ground turkey or chicken I am going to start clucking. :(

Tins and Treasures said...

We are so lucky here in the Dakotas, aren't we?! I don't have anyone to go in on a side of beef with me, however, I do purchase it fresh whenever I need some. It is usually delicious!

Take care ~Natalie

MightyMom said...

yuuuummmmmmm

Stephanie D. said...

That's a lot of beef!

Alycia said...

Yummy Yummy!! We split one with my dad, and have resorted to robbing his freezer until our next one is ready!!