I know, I need a new post, well, not much new here. The rain has made a foot deep ditch in the garden and the driveway. We got a new little bull calf and steered it. Arlis messed up doing it. I will say that after doing it-we used the ban method-I don’t feel so bad for them anymore AT ALL!! He just laid down, kind of jumped when the band snapped on, and then kept laying there. I’ve seen cows go more crazy over a few flies-I am VERY serious! When it was done, he just laid there. We got him up, and he walked off like nothing happened and went to mowing the lawn again. He’s teeny tiny and I don’t have a picture yet, but you’re not missing anything.
We separated the cattle. Fargo and Betsy are in the lower field with Baby, Booger and the new meat steer in the upper field. Fargo was getting waaaay too interested in Baby for her age, and Betsy is still nursing Booger. Betsy is fine with the separation, but Booger has gotten even worse-do you know she charged me? Twice! That did not set well with me. Baby has adopted the meat steer and protects it from Booger’s rampages, licking it and being all sorts of nice.
The gray chick (from the first batch of two) is definitely a boy, and the new batch is doing VERY well. Come spring, we’ll eat the two roosters. I don’t think we’ll get enough selling them, and it’s too cold to slaughter them now.
We’ve had some of Presley. It is a new experience. First off, the ground beef has gristle. Well, we’re used to ground chuck. We didn’t buy ground beef because of all it’s gristle. I will also say that it has NO water/fat. I mean, seriously, we don’t even drain it, and I am the type to use a paper towel to get every last drop out of the skillet. We also ate some of the steaks-deeeeLISH! I have discovered how to cook T-bone. Leave cast iron skillet in the oven on broil for 10 minutes. Put steak in for 3 minutes on each side. Then, put oven on 500 and cook steak (on broiling pan) for 6-8 minutes (we like them well). It was wonderful. We also marinated for hours in the fridge with oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and herbs. Rub it in GOOD!
No pics this time, but I will soon!