I’ve been up to a lot on the farm this summer. Check it out in this episode.
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The Podcast about Farming and Homesteading.
This video is helpful in learning how to evaluate whether your grass fed cattle are finished or not. You can evaluate the amount of fat on the animal by looking at the appropriate areas of the animal. Overfat animals are not desirable, but unfinished animals will not lead to a desireable product either.
One of the most helpful things that I learned was that when we are clear about our goals, our brain begins to work towards those goals consciously and unconsciously.
Another helpful concept was that the more we take responsibility for our lives and what happens in them the more successful we become. When we feel more in control of our lives we are also happier.
This was an excellent book for understanding the concepts of goal setting and achieving. It also helped me to set my own goals through the practical exercises in each chapter.
I enjoyed reading “The Farmer and the Grill”. This book was short and simple, but is a great one for understanding the principles of how to grill grass-fed meat and make it tender and tasty. I also enjoyed learning about the differences between cuts of meat and how tougher cuts were often more flavorful.
Understanding how critical internal temperatures are will help me to grill more successfully. The other method I learned was indirect grilling. I will be using this method frequently now.
A lot of the book is devoted to recipes for many different types and cuts of meat. I am excited to try some of these recipes out.
Grassfed to finish is the best book I have read so far on finishing grass fed beef. It is very practical and explains the important factors in creating grass finished beef that is tender, tasty and healthy.
I also like that the book explains techniques to produce finished grass-fed beef year round. This will be an important skill for farmers as abattoirs require year round supply to stay profitable. Explaining several models that other countries use to produce grass fed beef was helpful as well.
I felt that Allan’s explanation of the challenges and opportunities in this industry were realistic but encouraging.
There is so much practical knowledge in this book and general wisdom. This book exceeded my expectations.