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Boy, I'm Sore

August 24th, 2014 at 07:11 am

I managed to mangle myself pretty good last night. Well, not mangle, just beat my knee up pretty good. The knee formerly known as the good knee. It's a big bruise, and I think it is just the muscle I hurt. I hope it feels a lot better tomorrow.

I canned 14 more pints of applesauce today. Tomorrow I hope to get some pickles and potatoes canned, and some more peppers and onions frozen, but it depends on how I feel and what else needs to be done around here before DH leaves again.

We ground up the duck meat from the drakes we butchered and we ground up 7 pounds of rabbit meat, too. So we'll get 9 meals out of that.

Cleaning out the mini-chest freezer, by using the food in it for meals, is going pretty well. I've got it down to about 1/3 of the way full. I need to make up another meal plan for this new week, though. I haven't bought any protein since I started this. Not that we buy all that much anyway, since we have so much that we have butchered, but I am finding all kinds of things I didn't know I had. There is a ton of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, and way more beef and fish than I thought we had.

I've also come across some frozen fruit from last summer that needs to get used up, probably in smoothies.

I am still wavering back and forth on whether I want to get s pork half or half a steer, but I think I'm starting to lean towards beef. True, we don't need much hamburger anymore, because of the ground rabbit meat, but I'd really like to get some steaks and roasts and stir-fry and stew meat, not to mention bones and tallow. If we can swing it, I'd like to do both, but I'm just not sure we can. It might be worth borrowing from the EF to do so, though.

6 Responses to “Boy, I'm Sore”

  1. Marie Says:

    Oh, sorry to hear about your knee, I hope you're feeling better now. I love smoothies too, it's just recently that I bought a new blender because mine was damaged.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    From Harvard Medical School, a roundup of studies:

    It's not an either/or thing, EXCEPT for the evidence linking intake of processed red meats with early death.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Great progress on using up what you have! Hope your knee is much, much better today.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Hope you are feeling better!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    PS--I don't eat processed meats, though. Just organic, unprocessed meats. Processed anything is pretty bad for a person. People who don't eat enough beef generally do not get enough iron. Since I've been borderline anemic for most of my life, and fully anemic when I went off beef, my doctor has always recommended I eat some.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about your knee!

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