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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:31
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Stanley
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Posted - 03/12/2010 : 06:11
Kevin. It isn't a competition and that was uncalled for and obviously an attempt to prove your meat is better. You're getting a bit transparent. As for the price, that's my business but Stewart treated me very well as he always does, I felt no pain. I forgot to mention, the Farmer's name is Smith and he buried his brother yesterday, a noted trials bike rider.

Belle, yes I did. Old age and dyslexic tendencies I think. Sirloin butty last night. Oxtail stew going in today.


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Posted - 03/12/2010 : 12:35
You've got me Stanley.......at a loss that is!  What was uncalled for? I said nothing improper and certainly meant no disrespect. 

I make no apologies for my very strong views on the provenance of food irrespective of whether you view them as transparent or not.  Similarly I am not attempting to promote my produce as demand matches my capacity to supply and I have absolutely no plans to expand much further.

You said 'beat that'.   Most of us who grow our own vegetables believe you can't beat picking them out of your garden 10 minutes before you cook them for Sunday lunch.  The same applies to nurturing an animal yourself and then eating it safe in the knowledge that its life (and death) was as good as it could have been and that it's been 'properly' fed and ethically reared to a decent age.  Maybe it's a case of 'rose tinted spectacles' but it does seem to taste better too.  Our aim has always been to share the whole 'field to fork' concept with the local community, not just sell meat and tell the customer where it came from but to let them see the animals for themselves and answer questions about the animals' lives etc.

As for my comment about the price of the mutton, you were the one who first said it was cheap!

I'm sure Mr Brown does treat you very well but there are 2 other excellent butchers in Barnoldswick who deserve equal recognition for selling high quality meat, much of which is from fairly local sources.

Incidentally the ewe in question could have been a Soay.  Some say they are one of the few breeds that are tolerant to Yew and they are often used as lawnmowers.


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Posted - 03/12/2010 : 13:56
I knew the Smith boys when we lived in Trawden - there is nothing in the Colne Times about his death. Pan of broth on the stove to have with dumplings. Just the thing for this weather.


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Posted - 04/12/2010 : 06:23
I remember the name in connection with trials bikes Moh. Stewart delivered the rest of the mutton last night, freezer bursting!

Kevin, my post was badly worded, beat that was intended to refer to yew fed. I aplogise if I misled you.


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Posted - 04/12/2010 : 13:58
It was Raymond Smith, his funeral was yesterday. He was mid-sixties and died from prostrate cancer. The family lived at the cemetery house in Trawden when they were young. That is probably why the sheep graze the cemetery. I made too much broth yesterday so we are having the rest tonight - two good cheap and nourishing meals.


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Posted - 05/12/2010 : 05:24
When Stewart delivered the other half of the hog I couldn't get it all in the freezer so kept the rough bits back that are left when you cut the chops, lots of bone and meat. Cooked it down sorted the meat out and banged it in the oxtail stew already on the go with what was left of the Charlotte potatoes. Means another day before I can have a change but good stuff, stuffed with meat and it would raise dead men!


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Posted - 05/12/2010 : 13:37
Nice piece of brisket slow cooking in oven will have it with cabbage and mash mixed together (colcannon?), roast poratoes and carrot & swede mashed together, - plus yorkies & gravy.


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Posted - 06/12/2010 : 07:02
Daughter Susan and I are having Xmas dinner together because Hubby Mick is working. She is baking Xmas cake, I shall provide hot Dexter sirloin and home made bread for the butties. We will light the fire!


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Posted - 06/12/2010 : 11:20
I think hubby and I will be on our own on Christmas day but we will still have the full Christmas dinner.  I am thinking of doing a buffet on Boxing Day for any family members who wish to come.  (Not many of us left now!)


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Posted - 07/12/2010 : 06:07
Roasted half a shoulder of mutton yesterday and had two mutton butties on home made bread with home made mint sauce from the front garden. Cut properly, across the grain, it was lovely, very tender and more tasty than lamb. A quite enormous quantity of fat in the gravy, it's in the fridge ready to be separated. Anyone want some mutton fat for greasing the stairs?


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Posted - 07/12/2010 : 09:55
Why the stairs Stanley?  Chinese stir fry tonight.


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Posted - 08/12/2010 : 05:17
Old song about the mother in law coming to visit. "Tonight I'll grease the stairs, knock nails in all the chairs, how I love her, the wife's mother, how I love my mother in law" etc.

Took fat off the gravy, added broth mix, 3 small onions, peas and seasoning, lovely veggie soup and a mutton butty for tea.


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Posted - 08/12/2010 : 10:51
Tattie hash tonight - that piece of brisket has done 4 lunches, two full teas and hash tonight - good value for £7.


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Posted - 08/12/2010 : 14:52
Moh, good meat used sensibly is the cheapest grub there is. Think of something like grilling a steak, OK I suppose but take the same meat, casserole it with a tin of chopped tomatoes and then fry some chips, the same piece of meat would feed four people.


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Posted - 15/12/2010 : 11:24
Seems a while since this came up - what have we had? Saturday hot pot; Sunday & Monday wild boar done in the slow cooker with onions, garlic, red wine, a bouquet garni, and a pack of mixed veg added later. Tuesday liver & onions and sausage, mash and onion sauce tonight.


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