There is a quarter of a cow in my freezer. In fact, we have so much beef, my in-laws are buying us a freezer.
As a former vegetarian, I never thought I’d be buying part of a cow, but my parents asked my husband and I if we were interested in splitting a cow with them. When they went on to say that it’d be from a semi-local farm (Wausau, WI) and all of the beef would be grass-fed and we’d be dealing directly with the farmer to purchase — I couldn’t turn down the offer.
Just some of the great things about NewGrass Farm’s grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and pork — they are raised without the following additives:
- No hormones
- No antibiotics or other drugs
- No Genetically Modified Grains
- No herbicides or Pesticides
- No farm subsidies
Turns out, a lot of my friends felt the same way as we did! We ended up splitting our half with my husband’s parents and some of our friends.
When all was said and done (once the final weight and processing fees were taken into account) it ended up being about $5-6/pound which is a great deal for the roasts and steaks and even not too bad for the ground beef.
With a freezer full of beef, guess what I’ll be having for dinner tomorrow night? Well, not beef. Juice cleanse=no red meat. Ah, funny timing.
The brewery tour we went on today for my friend’s birthday was so much fun!
Not only did we enjoy some of this local brewery’s beers, (I could only enjoy one, as not drinking for a few weeks makes you a lightweight) but we had Pizza Luce delivered to the brewery too. YUM — I love their baked potato pizza.
I’m parked on the couch watching the Vikings less-than-impressive showing tonight. After my outing today, a quiet evening in is in order. I finished my flu meds today (hooray!) and I’m hoping to get a workout in tomorrow!