Traditions die hard, and when Matthew first learnt to butcher working in the far north of this state
The skirt which is actually the muscle forming the diaphragm is easily removed of its outer membrane, cut into small pieces, floured and fried in butter. Alongside a generous serve of onion gravy coupled with an early morning anatomy lesson for those interested, it was a beautiful start to the day.
Quartered and hung in the cold room, we will further 'break him down' later in the week.
Yet another tradition of the 'kill', the heart of the beast is given to the most deserving dog of the moment.
Of course this week there could be no more willing recipient than Ruby, daughter of Fred the Wonderdog, lover of all things water-related
and mother of these great givers of joy.
Much time was spent this Sunday afternoon enjoying all that is puppy-love.
These three girls with their grand plans of becoming Veterinary Surgeons, going into practice together and playing with puppies all their working lives.
Keep working Dad. Boarding school fees are just the beginning.