Saturday, December 26, 2009

Avoid contaminated meat with Self Sustained Living

Isn't he beautiful? An Australian Hereford. This is a common breed used for commercially produced beef in the USA. A company in Oklahoma, National Steak and Poultry, has recalled 248,000lbs of meat due to a possible E coli contamination. The story broke on CNN yesterday.
There's nothing more tasty and disease free than critters you raised, nutured, fed and butchered for yourself. There's something to be said for being in control of every aspect of the processing. No chances of your meat being infected by bacterias from poor sanitary conditions or mishandling. Not to mention the superior taste of a well fed, chemical and steroid free piece of meat!
If you can keep and raise your own meats, you should do it. Even if it's just a couple of chickens at a time.


  1. 248,000 pound of meat?! Oh my gosh, that's huge and awful! It's good to know that the chickens in my freezer are disease-free, tasty, healthy, yummy birds!

  2. We have a friend who raises our beef for us. In fact, we went out to lunch today with some friends and I (being pregnant) just had to have a burger. It totally tasted funny to me. I'm so used to our home-grown meat. It's nice knowing exactly what the steer is eating and not having to worry about hormones, etc.

    We hope to some day keep chickens too. We're working on it.

  3. Food Inc. is an informative documentary. Although I differ from the director, personally being extremely Conservative, it is interesting to see how few providers for meat there are and how it is easily introduced into our food. We shop locally because we don't have a lot of faith in a goverment that treats our dollar like Monopoly money.

  4. You lead an exciting and inspiring life! We are doing much the same here in New Hampshire and are trying to teach others to live off the land, we aspire to butcher cows for our family but as for the time being we have to rely on the slaughterhouses we can't sell it if we do it ourselves although it would no doubt be cleaner...
    We do our own chickens and turkeys which is wonderful!

    Keep up the good work!


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