“The Family Pig” Complete Harvest
The Family Pig is an earnest and winsome course in domestic pig raising, harvesting and eating. Inspired by the pig, we go deep and wide in the preservation of pork, the salting of bacon, the harvesting of innards, the carving of flesh and the unreproved indulgence in fat and salt. You take with you not only a package of educational material and sausage of your own making, but the working knowledge of harvesting two pigs from the field to the two-year-old prosciutto hanging in your kitchen.
*2023 Spring classes in Tulsa, Oklahoma.* June 1-3 and June 15-17 now available
The Family Beef Harvest Class
Using your hands and antique cutlery, we will turn one Texas Longhorn steer into kitchen-sized cuts for your pots, pans, and oven. We will unknit the carcass without creating any waste. Our yield will be 100% of hanging weight in resolute distinction from the convention of wasting over half the harvest. The silhouette of the magnanimous bovine is our only parameter.
This class is for the beginner and the experienced alike. In two days, you will have gained enough hands-on experience to harvest cattle at home wisely. The class will be at our homestead outside Tulsa, Oklahoma.
2-Day Martinmas Goose Harvest
Take home the goose you harvest and transform into confit. You return not only with traditionally cured meat, but with the technique to preserve any meat in salubrious fat.
“The confit pot is one of the most useful storage items in the French farmhouse kitchen.” -Elisabeth Luard
With the convenience of refrigeration so widely available, we can easily ward off spoilage, at least for a little while. But this ease comes at the cost of flavor. The freezer cannot improve the meat it contains; it can only delay its inevitable demise. Older methods of preservation not only keep meat from going bad, but help it to go good. The traditions of our fathers in preserving the harvest evince thrift and extravagance in equal measure. One of these methods is confit.
***Course in Tulsa, OK; 2023***
3-Day Complete Lamb Harvest
One class available at this time: June 8th-10th, 2023
Using your hands and antique cutlery we will turn 4 lambs into kitchen sized lamb cuts, sausage and charcuterie.
***Course in Tulsa, OK***