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Where’s the beef? In my freezer . . .

So, it’s almost that time of the year again. Yup, very soon it will be time to drive the Larsen family cows to the winter pasture and the time when the main benefit of working with cows on a bi-annual basis – quality beef. The meat we get from the cows is lean and delicious – there’s one problem however, we haven’t finished all of last year’s meat yet. In fact, there’s a pile of ground beef in the freezer in the garage. Fringe benefits of working with cows on a bi-annual basis are: 1. The smell, of both the cows and the nearby sewer plant! 2. The ability to get to know your food while it’s still identifiable as an animal (sometimes they let you choose your cow too, however, I usually leave that to the more knowledgeable cow people – I would be classified as “low on the totem-pole ranch hand” at the best, probably more likely classified as “Why did we ask him to come again?”) 3. The ability, nay, the necessity of whacking cows with sticks for hours on end. Don’t get all bleeding heart on me – especially if you’ve never tried to get a cow where you need it to go. They are the stupidest creatures on Earth. I really mean that. I was a little shocked in the beginning the first time I went to help the herd – Bert, (his brother-in-law) Kyle, his parents, EVERYONE was whacking the cows. Quickly though, I learned that cows understand very few things – and whacks with a stick and cattle prods are two of them.

I digress (but when have I ever been known to do that?) We have a lot of beef still in the freezer from last year. Mostly ground beef, but Brenda discovered the other day that we actually still have some roasts from 2006. I need help, I need ideas! What should we do with all this beef?


September 7, 2008 - Posted by | Ron's Posts, What do you think reader? | ,


  1. I suggest a big beef fondue party.

    Comment by Mel | September 8, 2008 | Reply

  2. Britt says to make a stinky sculpture. Maybe you could include some of the whacking sticks.


    Comment by Resqmom | September 8, 2008 | Reply

  3. […] the next week, and decided that we did not wish to return to a garage full of stinky, rotted beef. Remember the beef post? So, we went and purchased a new upright freezer. When they wheeled it out […]

    Pingback by Fort Baiffet « BrondaBailey’s Weblog | September 30, 2008 | Reply

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