We Slaughtered a Cow
The high temperature for the day was 58 degrees F. Granted, it would have been better if the high was only into the forties but, we had time to do it now because of the Christmas holidays. So in order to cool off the beef adequately before we put it into our refrigerators to age, we laid plastic sheeting in the back of our trailer then laid the 6 cow pieces on top of that and covered the beef with about 200 pounds of ice and another plastic sheet. We drove the trailer into my husband’s workshop so that other animals could not get at it. The beef stayed there all night. The low during the night was 33degrees F.
The next morning my husband and I cut the six chilled beef pieces into smaller pieces so that they could fit into our 2 refrigerators. We bought 2 Frigidaire Convertible Freezer/Refrigerators from Sears. These refrigerators are perfect for us because they are refrigerators and with a flip of a switch they turn into freezers. The beef will age in the refrigerator for two weeks before we cut it up.
|Filled Refrigerator #1|
|Filled Refrigerator #2|