Got Meat?

I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I’m thankful for my upbringing because I can look back and see it was preparation for living here.

Growing up in a rural community with both sets of grandparents being farmers, I (DeAnna) was exposed to farm life, livestock and seed to plate gardening.  I thought it was fun when grandma would break the neck of the chicken and it would chase me around the yard until it fell over.  Although I usually do my meat shopping at a meat counter in a grocery store (it’s worth the extra cost in my opinion), it doesn’t bother me to see meat vendors outdoors selling their meat.  I’m used to men walking towards me holding a live chicken by the feet in both hands asking which one I would want and how I would like it cleaned.  I know to look for beef that has the most flies on it (if the flies don’t want it, you don’t want it!).  I’m appreciative of my time in 4-H and being with Sherri showing steer than after the sale, looking at the carcass at a slaughter house.  I’m glad I know the parts of an animal to know how I would like it cut or cleaned.

meat pic

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5 Responses to Got Meat?

  1. Pop-pop says:

    You pick the meat with the most flies? Really? It certainly makes me appreciate the Giant market more.

  2. Carolyn says:

    Smart girl! Love you! Mom

  3. Lisa says:

    DeAnna, you are amazing! I hope David realizes what an incredible wife he has in you.

  4. GG says:

    I think I would become a vegetarian, you go girl!

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