Mince! Ground Beef! Friday the 13th

DSC_1295

Beef sale this Friday!

No superstitions held here.  I learned quickly that most superstitions are tales by mothers to get your kids to behave and be healthy.

  • “shoes on the table will bring bad luck”

Yes, it  is also very dirty to have shoes on the table.  Please, dear, don’t do that.

  • “breaking a mirror will bring seven years bad luck”

And, my love, you will not clean up …. so I will have to.  I’ve cleaned up enough today.  So don’t break the mirror.  Can you post on facebook instead?

  • “open an umbrella in the house is bad luck”

Please use the umbrella when it is raining.  If it is not raining, you are playing with it and therefore will break it and I need to buy a new umbrella.  I don’t have the budget for this, thank you.

  • “garlic protects from evil”

Garlic also helps you keep away from cold and flu.  Cold and flu are evil.  We use it liberally with mince and the rest during these cold months.

  • “blowing out all the candles in one breath will bring you good luck”

Blow them out!  It means your lungs are healthy and I’m happy.

  • “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”

Eating seasonally, apples seem to do the trick when the colds set in.

  • “A sailor wearing an earring cannot drown”

Uh, yeah … uh, if he eats grass-fed mince, even more safer.  Go sailor!
DSC_1256
So many ways to go with ground beef.  I’m excited to get cooking!

I should also add that, making a meatball in the month of December brings good luck!

Our New Bidness Cards

DSC_7443
We’ve launched our latest two products, baby beef and ground beef.  As a cow farmer, you have to manage your herd and tune it with many things in mind.  You have young cows, you have bulls, you have steer, you have older cows, you have your incoming heifers and you have your annual culling to steady your herd to achieve consistent quality for your customers.  Our December offering was of baby beef which was a youngish heifer still milking as well as grazing our pasture.  Also we have a culled cow that arrived two years ago and has been fed and fattened on grass as well.  We’ve not tried either of these and couldn’t wait to see how it tasted.  We also used a different butcher to provide convenient packaging for everybody.  This way you can get your meat box, pull out dinner and tomorrow’s lunch then pop everything in the freezer.

I really like the new packaging.  I was worried it might be too plastic-ie, but it turns out the meat looks great and it is so much easier to deal with.  Also, we discovered that we could staple some info to a beef two-pack and voilà, business card.

The pan was hot, hot ready for the beef arrival. I couldn’t wait to try it out.

DSC_7412

DSC_7415

DSC_7424

DSC_7428

Yum! Look at that brown!