Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lamb For Dinner?

Yes, today our two lambies Almanzo and Snow, were taken away to the butchers.  We'll all be a little sad to see them go, as we've enjoyed keeping them.  Dylan was a little upset this morning, but he understands that this is what happens on a farm, and that the this will is the fate of most farm animals.  We are so thankful to be able to raise good meat for our family to eat.  This is especially important considering the awful conditions and additives that are forced upon many commercially kept animals.

So yes, whilst I'm a little sad to wave goodbye to Almanzo and Snow, I'm looking forward to the next time we'll *meat*, when they'll look a little more like this:

photo credit: themainmeal.com.au


sage_brush said...

I'm not a fan of lamb, but I can appreciate what you are doing for your family. Your struggles with grief for these creatures brings to mind what it must have been like for Adam and Eve when the innocent animal (probably a lamb) was sacrificed to "cover" their sin.

And the Jews, who were required to "keep up" (carry around, like a baby) the spotless lamb for four days, until sacrifice on Passover. (Exodus 12) Our Passover Lamb was in the people's "embrace" for four days as well, until he was taken in the garden on Wednesday night.

It is wonderful to contemplate how perfectly the Savior fulfilled the proscribed spring feasts when He came the first time. Everything timed to the exact hour! We know from that, He will fulfill the fall feasts just that same way - Perfectly! Thank you Jesus.

"Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I can not attain unto it." Psalm 139:6

Anonymous said...

i wish nothing had to die! but thats just how it is. maybe in the next life therell be no mote death? nice bible info on bible lamb above.

Anonymous said...

my sis mil was from iceland and would do lamb. my sis mil did it a few times too. i always thought Ireland would be an interesting place to see!