Editing to add that I'm thankful your dad is doing well. Sometimes home can be good medicine!
Edited by flyladyrocks - 5/3/15 at 4:55pm
Yessss AND it will keep till ready to use ( no need to compost or worry about it spoiling ) I put an ad on C List asking for home brewers spent grain and got one positive reply already!!!!!! The fella said he brews 2-3 times a month and has 10-12 lbs each session. Yowza :)
Have you tried goat hamburgers or making anything with the ground goat to taste it for yourself?
I started with taco meat but ohh the smell. If you have smelled a buck in rut, that is what my entire house and 50 feet around my house smelled like for the 4 hours I was slow cooking / simmering my mix of sausage, hamburger, and 1 pound of buck meat. So it was 1/6 goat meat and even with double the taco seasonings I could not get a good taco. However my Dh did eat his taco, no one else did. My father stopped by about 3 hours into the simmering. While he did not say anything at the time, later when I asked him about it, he said it was the worst smelling thing he had ever smelt in my kitchen. At least he added the in your kitchen phrase but wow, I spent the better part of the day outside with my children because of the smell.
The next day I made 100% goat burgers and cooked the meat on high just to minimize the time the smell would be in my house. The smell was not nearly as strong but still no it did not get past my nose. My DH and 1 of the boys ate the burgers once they were coated in BBQ sauce. The rest of the family including me had beef burgers and rice.
Something about that rut smell just stays and stays.
Just curious does this pet food taste pretty good off of the grill with perhaps a little garlic salt?
Maybe a doe, or a fixed male would taste better. The quality of the meat look excellent. just the right amount of marbling in the ground meat for me to consider it a high lean ground meat. Not nearly as red as the ground dear meat I've had in the past. But clearly more red than the cheapest hamburger stuff that comes in logs at walmart. Ohh I tried one of those logs when I was in college on a very tight budget. Its an eye opener for sure about the differences in quality of meat. So for quality I'd say the goat meat I got is high quality but for smell and taste I rank it as pet food.
Dh though says he will eat it if I keep cooking it and coaking it in some kind of strong sauce. But Dh eats almost anything.
Here's an updated photo of Cogburn, my English Black/Lav Split Orp cockerel (won't be a year until August), as well as his new girlfriends from Tennessee. The blue hens are from Donna Rippy and the Fancy Chick, per the previous owner. Very sweet girls, but two of them will not walk up the ladder, so we have to put them in the coop and leave the coop door up. I told DH he spaced the steps too far apart, but one of the girls and Cogburn have no trouble at all.
I incubated a few of their eggs from the previous owner's black roo, and so far have one blue that I'll swear is a cockerel (which I wanted), two blacks (which are actually less black than my splits, hmmm), and maybe one more yet to hatch. Their fertility was low because they weren't trimmed until I got them home. I have 100% fertility now but no plans to hatch anything else out of them until next year. At least that's what I think I'm doing. I'll probably keep all of their chicks, unless they are all roos. The blue cockerel is a piece of work! Very cute and all boy.
I have been lucky and have an abundance of lavender chicks this round, and just a handful of black/lav splits. Some have been sold, more may be sold tomorrow, but if anyone is interested, just PM me. A list member who purchased some splits a month ago came back for some lavs this time, so thanks for that! I appreciate the vote of confidence.
And yes, I still have three Jubilee Orps. I will entertain any reasonable offer. I think one is a cockerel, one is a pullet, and one I'm not sure.
OK, here's Cogburn. The garden hose in the background looks like some feathers sticking up, but it's just black hose.
Here are the three blue girls. They've all had their britches trimmed, FYI.
Still no name for this girl. Something will hit me eventually.
This gal, who is the biggest female English Orp in my whole flock, is Ellie.
This is Twisty. She has a mild case of permanent torticollis that the seller carefully hid from me, but it's not inherited at all, and she gets along just fine. She's a doll and very fond of Cogburn. I am keeping them bred so they don't "forget" what it's like to live with a roo, and Cogburn is A-OK with that.
I got one roast, the rest was ground due to the age of the buck.