We got a call on Wednesday that our meat (from butchering Pearly) was ready to be picked up.
Groan, this meant we had to clean out the freezer. You know how it is, a chest freezer is such a handy spot to stick anything. Stuff lands up in there even when there's an excellent chance we'll never use it. Plus it was disorganized.
So we began by emptying it.
Then Don took a rubber mallet and banged off all the ice that had accumulated inside.
He used a square shovel to scoop all the ice out.
After that we only put back what we knew we'd use. Now we had lots more room.
So yesterday I drove down to pick up the meat. I gassed up on the way out of town and noticed prices had jumped once again.
The butchers were located an hour's drive south, and it's a lovely drive. Even though it rained the whole way, the Palouse looked beautiful...
...though I was sad to see this crumbling barn.
Potlatch Pack is located in a very no-nonsense building.
But inside, everything is very clean and sanitary.
The meat is stored in a freezer unit until we pick it up.
Altogether we got about 225 lbs. of meat from Pearly, enough to last us a long time.