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We live in the country and are pretty well prepared for whatever might happen. We have the propane generator, plenty of fuel, a garden, a 320-foot well, a woodstove. In short, we're in pretty good shape. One thing I would like to learn--or have the information to hand if needed--is how to butcher and prepare meat. Are there any books available to get me started? Would appreciate any info.
-- Vic Parker (email@example.com), January 12, 1999
-- Mike T. (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 1999.
Get these books, we use them:
Raising Your Own Turkeys by Leonard S. Mercia (1981)
Small-Scale Pig Raising by Dirk van Loon (1978)
Both put out by Garden Way Publishing
They're practical and fun to read. As for fun to do .....
-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), January 12, 1999.
Most mixed farm owners will know how to do these things. Make sure you have an experienced person next to you for the first time.
Dynah has good advice here about butchering.
-- Bob Barbour (email@example.com), January 12, 1999.
Thanks, Bob. I found a book at Amazon, but it's out of print. Hope they can find it for me.
-- Vic Parker (francisco@d'anconia.com), January 12, 1999.
Try Carla Emery's, "Encyclopedia of Country Living" There is a ton of information on butchering and on other subjects as well and Amazon has it in stock.
-- Mom (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 1999.