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Making Chicken Saddles

Making Chicken Saddles

Our rooster likes to play favourites with our hens and about a year ago he injured one our hens quite badly which I posted about here. After a bit of TLC and some time in a fancy outfit, aka a chicken saddle, her feathers grew back and she was good as new. But...
Rendering Beef Fat and Soap Making

Rendering Beef Fat and Soap Making

The other day I posted nose to tail eating, and making the most of all the different cuts of meat that come from an animal.  One of the thinks I asked the butcher to do was to save all of the fat and mince it for me.  He wanted to know what I was going to do with it...
A Wet Weekend

A Wet Weekend

Like many people on Queensland we have just had a few very very wet days. Over Friday and Saturday we had 280mm of rain due to Cyclone Marcia.  We went to bed on Friday night and woke up to find one of the trees in our paddock had fallen over.  It had been leaning for...
How Do You Want Your Cow Cut Up?

How Do You Want Your Cow Cut Up?

How Do You Want Your Cow Cut Up? That is what your butcher will need you to work out when you have a whole animal to be processed.  Our butcher provided a form to fill in that outlined all of the different cuts of meat and we had to select what we wanted from each...
Home Made Re-fried Beans

Home Made Re-fried Beans

This is such a tasty recipe and can be served as part of a meal as a side, replace the meat portion of the meal, work as a dip or a sandwich spread and even goes well on baked potatoes. But best of all it is incredibly easy and costs next to nothing if you use dried...