Last weekend we processed one of our lambs for meat. This unique opportunity gave me with a first hand experience in processing an animal from start to finish. I have butchered many larger animals in the past as well as various small game birds, fowl, and chickens, but this felt like the most the most intense and personal experience I have yet to have with animal husbandry. With taking the life of an animal, I feel it is most important to utilize as much of the animal as possible. In consuming its flesh and utilizing the hides and bones, I feel we honor the animal and keep its spirit with us.
Mention the fact that you eat liver and chances are you will hear this response, "Eww, gross!". Despite once being a dietary staple for generations, these days, society sees liver as one of the more less desirable cuts of meat. It's ashame because the standard American diet is seemingly void of the health promoting nutrients that is readily found in high quality liver.