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Bringing home the bacon and the beef

Today we picked up our meat from the processor.  Yes, the fruits of our labor will finally be on our plates. We kept the largest pig whose hanging weight was a whopping 287 lbs.  The steer we split with my in-laws and our share was 281 lbs hanging.  Every bit of that was wrapped in freezer paper to our specifications and ready to bring home today.

This was our share~
9 bags the size of feed sacks.

Our 17 cubic foot freezer was completely empty. 
It's full now!

Tonight for dinner:
grilled ham steaks
skillet green beans & new potatoes
pickled beets
and homemade whole wheat bread

Every bit of it was grown or made right here on our farm.
That's a first and it sure felt good.


  1. Wow! What a good feeling! Supper looked fantastic.

  2. It's such a great feeling isn't be self sufficient. That little piggy sure came home different than when he went to the market! ;D

  3. that's truly fruits of farm labor! congrats to you!

  4. Mmm, that looks delicious! Such a great feeling, too!

  5. How rewarding and looks delicious!

  6. What a great feeling to be so well stocked up and to know exactly where it came from. You did good!

  7. Congratulations! It looks good enough to! Please tell me how to make skillet beans..I've never heard of them before..we usually just steam ours.

  8. O Kim, that is absolutely wonderful. Last year, we sat down one evening to a very plain meal of mackerel, which had just been caught off our rocks here, and new potatoes, which had just been lifted. I felt like a king sitting to a banquet! Oftentimes over the past year, we've had home-grown lamb and all our own veg. There really is no feeling like it. Giving thanks takes on a different feeling too.... I really feel these meals are a 'gift straight from our Father'. Of course, every meal is, and that's the way I ought to look at every meal....

    Blessings to you at every single meal in that freezer! Wonderful x

  9. Fantastic! I hope to have the same one day. Got a recipe for your skillet green beans??

  10. Your supper looks wonderful. We have all home grown meat here too, there's nothing better!

  11. Awesome looking dinner and how wonderful that it all came from your farm. Have a great day.


  12. How cool to be able to say that.
    Hey, Kim, are you in the egg business again?

  13. Congrats! Great job! I bet it tasted wodnerful!

  14. I think this is what we strive for...why we don't go for the ratrace, and just need to step back. If you are a ratrace person, more power to you and enjoy the ride, but I'm opting for simplicity and know a bit more about where it's coming from.


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