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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Jam and cows!

I have been freezing berries for months - strawberries, wineberries and black raspberries.  But there was no room in either freezer - so today was jam day!

7 pints of strawberry jam
5 pints of black raspberry jam

I still have enough berries in the freezer for another batch of each of these, but I'll get to them when the weather gets a little cooler.

The reason that I have run out of freezer space is that I got another 1/6th of a cow.  But I wasn't expecting it!   The last time I got a 1/6th it was 93 lbs. of beef.  This particular 1/6th of a cow was 143 lbs. of beef.  I had to move things around and cook some things and obviously make jam to fit it all in!!

So, we have enough beef to last us through December, maybe January.


The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Your kitchen will surely be a busy place for the next few days....but it will be well worth the effort! Lots of jam and a supply of beef. Lucky gal!

Yvette Niesel said...

How do you get 1/6 of a cow that you weren't expecting? Do you have to pay for said 1/6 cow? How much does that cost? So many questions... so little time. LOL