Episodes 61 & 62: Eating Geese, Broken Truck and ‘Side’ Farming

Player for Part 2 coming soon!

In this episode, part one of a two-part series, Brandon and Lauren share the complexities of trying to deal with a broken slaughter truck … during the middle of harvest season … while living on an island … with seven kids in tow.   They discuss methods of cooking a goose to reach its highest and best expression; making carnitas from previously frozen meat and sausage from cured back fat; and their parental desire to build seasonal family traditions to pass along to their children.

Brandon and Lauren also discuss the many ways you can give the gift of Farmstead Meatsmith this Christmas.  There’s something for every budget!

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Part 1 Show Notes:

  • Carnitas: an absolutely delicious way to use up that meat in your freezer, 4:24
  • Christmas – Give the gift of Farmstead Meatsmith!, 10:19
  • Goose harvest and roast, 14:14
  • Fasting and feasting, 22:57
  • Utilizing cured back-fat in sausage making, 26:21
  • Broken slaughter truck, 30:41
  • Seasonal songs, 42:28
  • Cooking goose to its highest and best expression, 43:41
  • Family traditions, 47:05

Part 2 Show Notes

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Links for Episode 62:

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