Just Another Sunday on the Farm

I got a call this morning at 7:30 from my mate. He said, “I knew you’d be up because you have a 2-year old. I’ve got some goats I shot yesterday. Can I bring them over?”

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And just like that, my plans for Sunday morning took a dramatic turn.

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Goats are considered a pest in New Zealand and hunting is seen to be good for the native ecology. Eating the meat is a good use of the carcass.

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Although the carcass is actually very lean on a ‘wild’ animal.

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This meat saw I got at the auction came in very handy.

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Simon was a master at butchering the meat.

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We got a roast on the solar cooker straight away.

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Simon had no use for the hides so we decided to return them to the earth via our compost pile.

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We layered up plenty of wood shavings and sheep manure to ensure a very hot compost – over 60 degrees Celcius.

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The pile is well over one cubic metre and should make a beautiful compost in about three weeks time.

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Peace Estwing

One thought on “Just Another Sunday on the Farm”

  1. Love it, did the meat have a strong flavour? Back to the earth good use of wild animals. Photos tell a story eh? Can you use the sola oven in winter?

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