Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jones' Custom Meats

My dad has always taught us how to take care of the animals that we harvest. I guess this post is kind of like a shout out to him and all his hard work. It is a lot of work to field dress an animal, de-bone it, and package it into steaks, roasts, jerky, hamburger, etc. With some of our success this year my dad has been pretty busy. My dad has been able to make some great jerky, hamburger, steaks, and roasts. I was out there trying to give him a hand but as you can tell this wasn't much of a two person job. But this was a great opportunity to snap a couple photos and to blog about some DIY butchering.

We had quiet a bit of meat to process and it took a while to get done, but in the end it was all worth it. Saving money doing it yourself and it's a great experience to be able to harvest an animal and have it all taken care of without having to rely on some butcher to finish the task for you.

This looks like a lot of meat, which it is, but with my mom and dad, my two brothers, and our wives and kids we will be eating some great hamburger, steaks, roast, and jerky until next season.

I'm thankful for my dad and the knowledge that he is able to pass on to me. He learned it from his dad and grandpa which I plan to pass on to my kids and so on.


  1. Great stuff, Dustin! I am with you guys on the DIY processing. You know you are getting your meat 100% of the time and you can't blame anyone but yourself. Plus, you can make whatever you like however you like it. Your dad looks like he's having fun!

  2. Thanks Al, It is a comforting feeling knowing your getting the same animal that you shot.