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New Freezer

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With our increasing pig sales as we open the butcher shop we have been running out of freezer space. We keep very little actual inventory long term in the freezer but each week we need to hold stuff sometimes for … Continue reading

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Freezer Shuffle

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Will Moving Chest Freezer We’re playing freezer shuffle as we get ready to open the butcher shop. It will be a while before we use the real freezer system in the butcher shop, the walk-in coolers as they are a … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light!

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Bathroom Light Switch I’ve been working this month on wiring the electric in the butcher shop. That is to say, filling in all that nice conduit maze that I buried in the walls when we poured and coved before plastering … Continue reading

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Initial Cutter Stainless Steel Works

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Stainless Steel Door to iCutter iCutter is the initial cutting room we’ll be using which is in the first part of the butcher shop termed Admin. The Admin section consists of the USDA/State inspector’s office, bathroom, main hall and the … Continue reading

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Traveling Door

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Traveling Door This is a special traveling door getting welded together on top of Will’s metal making machine. It will start in the doorway between the iCutter and Cave. Later when we have the Cave and FCB finished off the … Continue reading

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Curing the Butcher Shop

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Cherry Branch in Ice from Mist Back on the 24th of February we have completed the interior plastering and coves of the bathroom and initial cutter rooms. That represented the first day of the 28 day wait for the concrete … Continue reading

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Fricon in Butcher Shop

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Fricon in Office This week we got the Fricon fridge, our chest refrigerator, into the office. During our initial butchering we’ll be using our existing chest freezer and chest refrigerator. This lets us get going without having to build the … Continue reading

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More Snowy Cottage

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Cottage and Dogs with Treehouse in Distance Yesterday and last night we got a lot more snow. It’s compacted down some but still quite fluffy. The world is white under a crystal blue sky. Cold weather to come.

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Structural vs Air Temperatures in Butcher Shop

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Temperature Probe in Admin Bathroom The bottom number of 40°F represents the air temperature of the butcher shop within the structural building on the first floor in the bathroom of the Administration section about one foot up from the slab … Continue reading

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Fricon Fridge!

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Fricon Fridge! This year we got a new chest cooler with a medium thermostat that lets us keep meat at 27°F (-2.8°C), the ideal super chilling storage temperature just above meat’s freezing point of 25°F (-3.9°C).[1, 2, 3, 4, 5] … Continue reading

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