25 June 2009

Never a dull moment

I seem to have a knack for getting myself into big projects. Stuff that I may not necessarily have the time or energy for, but which I'd really like to try - often with the excuse of "if I don't do it now, when will I get the chance again?"

Such is the case with the next impending project: The Great Backyard Goat Butchering of '09.

Yes, you read that right. Sometime soon, possibly this evening, a pair of dead goats will be delivered to our house. I will then butcher them, reducing them to pretty little piles to go in our freezer.

Why is this a big deal? Because I've never really butchered anything before. Neither has J. The closest I've come is either A) cutting up whole chickens, or B) my human anatomy/human dissection teaching experience. I think my prior experiences will be useful, but this will definitely be new for me. So I've been reading books, online articles, blog tutorials... anything I can find to figure out how to do this. I think I know by now, but I guess we'll see once the time comes. Wish me luck!


Mom's Sewing Vault said...

will we get... pictures?

matt said...

So, how does goat meat taste? Better than goat's milk does, I hope