Now, as you know, I am doing a eat off the farm challenge this month, that means for me, we eat what we raised, grew and have on the farm.. now I just read the lovely Kitchengarden post and it appears I misunderstood a little, when she said, eat off the farm.. she meant eat nothing but what you could get off the farm at this moment in time, other then meat and what she could make from fresh milk.. hmmm, I might be wiling to consider taking that challenge for a week but I think I am going stay with my version for the month per say.
So she made a interesting point, that she had some beef left and lots of lamb but not much else.. of course the truth is she has much, much more then that, she is just not looking at her live critters as possible food.. she said no chicken but point in fact, she talked about rounding up six fat hens for a housewarming present, and i’m sure somewhere in that remaining flock is a hen that is just a bit older or a bit of a not so good layer or she is just the unlucky one..
That one chicken can be harvested and used carefully would be able to provide her with a number! of meals, my best to date for a rabbit or chicken is 14 servings for both myself and Dh, that means out of a single 3 to 4 pound critter, I made a total of 28 servings when combined with other things.. here is a more detailed post on a rabbit breakdown
So it got me thinking about what I have available for myself in regards to meat born, raised and most of the time butchered on the farm..
Currently, we have
Available on the claw, paw or hoof
- Guinea Fowl
We are most certainly not hurting in any way or shape for meat..
So there is only one clear big missing piece of “meat” in my staples, and that would be any kind of fish or seafood.. Makes sense given what I can raise on the farm.
What kinds of meat do you have in your freezer, pantry or live in the backyard?