The HomeAcre Hop #67

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Regretfully, this will be Summers Acres last week of co-hosting The HomeAcre Hop. We have enjoyed the last year of co-hosting. We have met some wonderful bloggers and had the opportunity to learn so many new ideas from all of you. All of our archives of The HomeAcre Hop will remain accessible here. Be sure to continue to link up with one of the other lovely ladies that will continue to co-host.  Now, on to the hop!

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Why You Should Choose Grass Fed Beef

A year ago, we started buying our beef from a local farm/dealer, Grassfed Greensboro, that we could buy direct from. Over the last year, we have been very pleased with our switch to grass fed beef. We typically order 1/16 of a cow for $150 about every other month and have found out for our family of four (and sometimes 5) that works nicely. We are unable to place orders through the winter months because the cows are too lean so our last order before the cold weather set in we purchased 1/8 of a cow.

Each farm/dealer will quote the sizes and prices differently. Some will quote a price per pound based on the hanging weight. This is the weight before processing. Our dealer quotes the price per portion of cow (1/16, 1/8, 1/4, etc) based on the weight after processing. This makes it much easier to gauge how many pounds you'll actually get. Typically a grass fed cow will also weigh less than a grain fed cow because the grain in a cow's diet will "fatten" them. Therefore, 1/16 of a grass fed cow will typically render less pounds of meat than a 1/16 of a grain fed cow.

25 Pounds of Grassfed Beef
1/16 of  Grass Fed Cow (After Processing) 25 Pounds

The HomeAcre Hop #66

Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!


Your hosts are:

And me from Summers Acres

Please follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, Google +, Bloglovin, or by email!

Featured Posts


Each host will feature their own picks from the posts linked the previous week. That means your chances of being featured are even better! Visit each of our blogs to see if you were featured this week! 

Gentleman Homestead Consulting - Chicken Coop Build - Part 1


Growing Raspberries Year 2

How wonderful it is to see everything coming alive in the spring. Last year in February we planted 4 bare root raspberry canes. Along the trellis you can see how much our 4 raspberry canes have grown.

Raspberry Canes - Year 2. #SecondYearRaspberries #RaspberryCanes
Raspberry Canes - Year 2