Thursday, June 19, 2014
Beef...Finally an End in Sight
After losing 7 calves this past horrible-awful-bad-and-sad-terrible winter, our beef production and consequently beef income, suffered a major setback. But finally we are seeing an end to our and our customers troubles.
The boys (and a few heifers) are back and growing fast and in September we'll have one big enough to fill up the freezer in our farm store. After that all up and coming T-bones are spoken for (via deposits) up through next June. That's correct... June 2015.
In the meantime we ourselves the beef farmers, ran out of beef a few weeks ago. So I did what we've been telling all our customers, CALL FRANK! Frank is another grass fed beef farmer in Illinois who we have happily sent some of our customers to, as he does not raise pork and refers customers to us.
Turnabout is indeed fair play when you are hankering for some real farm raised, out on pasture beef.
Thus we too had to order a quarter beef from Frank just because I am not personally waiting until September for a good steak.
I'm much too spoiled for that. I refuse to buy supermarket meat and a midlife farmwife cannot live on bacon alone! (But I can eat it three times a day for about a week ) But even waiting until end of June was looking tough so we bought ground beef for ourselves from yet ANOTHER farmer. (Thank you Emma and Kyoshi)
Then in the midst of cleaning out a freezer in our basement aka moving things around looking for an earring I dropped in there, I found 6 pounds of our own ground beef! Eureka!!
Really, that's what it said on the package. We get all our beef processed at the Eureka Locker.
So Keith got our ground beef burgers as a surprise for his Father's Day cookout. Now if I can just get me one of those steak shaped molds to shove Emma's ground beef into, I think we'll be OK until Franks beef is ready.