Family "Meat" Day! Saskatoon orders in by Wednesday...delivering on Saturday
This weekend was the perfect example of the reason for our "meat shop dream" as it began!
Sam grew up with a tiny, albeit sort of crude, meat shop on his farm (near Rockglen, SK) And even as we were dating, I have happy memories the family meat cutting days we had there. His aunts, uncles and cousins would all come out from Regina and area to cut and wrap a beef that had been hanging for 3 weeks. Maybe it was work, but it didn't hardly seem like it...just good times with family, ending in a wicked BBQ of Ribeye steaks, baked potatoes with all the fixings and what ever else that was fresh in the garden!
I really only got in on the tail end of those times before the farm sold, but it left an impression on me I won't forget...we need a MEAT SHOP on this farm so we can cut meat together for our families! ( Obviously, the idea evolved since then - now we have a Health Inspected butchery and have turned it into our business.) But it really was fun this weekend to have Sam's Mom and Dad, his brother Pat and Karen, with a whole bunch of cousins out to cut up Pat's 2 Holstien steers. The work got done in record time, a little reno-ing got done in our house, we ate like kings, and the kids skated, ski-dooed and quad-ed them selves to exhastion... As I write, they are crammed like sardines in all corners of this house...finally sleeping quietly!
More family came today and tomorrow, official "Family Day", will be pure play along with an "prototype" wiener roast, ending with 4-H Public Speaking (good thing we got them writtten tonight!)
So, I don't know how much personal stuff is appropriate to share here, or if you care to hear any of it at all, but the point I want to make is...putting up food together is such a great dimention to add to family culture! It doesn't matter if it's digging potaoes on Labour Day, building a backyard "chicken tractor" with your kids, picking crab apples around the neighborhood for applesauce, or cannning the season's tomatoes... it is my wish that every person can produce some of their own food and enjoy doing it with their families!
Happy Family Day!
Janeen (for the team)
ps. Whole chickens are out of stock but their are still chicken pieces for a little while
Ground beef is in stock again, but not a lot of beef cuts until late spring
Patured Pork Lard is instock again!