This time of year is especially tumultuous for an animal husbandry outfit like us...
(We've spent some time holding baby lambs in our arms in front of the stove, and in years past, kept a calf in the bathtub.)
What's an average day-in-the-life for Cory Bierman, the other half of the Twisted Oaks Meats family team? One day last December I followed him around to find out.
"Mostly I'm fixing things," he says. "But today I am putting up temporary fencing and moving the herd to fresh pasture."
When Jamie told me that Castration Day was coming up, I said, "You have to let me do a photo shoot, so I can show and tell everyone about it." She wasn't sure you'd want to see that. But since I am super interested, so I figured you would be too.
When we told our customers that I was going to do a photoshoot of Castration Day, Teresa asked if we'd save them for her.
"Of course, you can have them!" we said. But please, tell us how and why you've come to appreciate this special, special part of the animal.
And so she did. Here is her fascinating and elegant response in full.
No antibiotics, no hormones, no grains - just a salad-bar of wild greens went into the making of this food.
So it's chock-full of digestible vitamins, minerals including: A, E and K, B12, B3 and B6, iron, selenium and zinc.
You can find pretty much anything that you want online today with a simple search.
But imagine my surprise when I typed in our slogan, "Eliminate the Footprint" and saw that our cows are being blamed for the biggest carbon footprint in the world!
Yikes! Here I will simply refute this claim.