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Thursday, March 3, 2016

We Bought a New Chest Freezer and a Quarter of Beef

Our friend who has a farm asked us if  we would be interested in buying a quarter of beef  sometime in October.  She said that the  cow will be butchered in February.  My husband always wanted to buy  beef that are farm raised so we said yes to their offer.  We went to Sears because we saw a free delivery offer  on their ad and  I also have a $50 dollar gift card that I redeemed earlier from a survey site.
Anyway, we went there and talked to a sales representative but she told us that we can't use the gift card if we are going to avail the  free delivery offer.  I got annoyed pretty quick lol.  She also told us that in order to avail the free delivery, we have to sign up for a sears card.  So we dropped the idea of getting it from Sears. We went to Lowe's and found the  same model for free delivery without any special terms plus  my husband  availed his 10% discount, so it all worked out  good. We paid $514.21 for the freezer.   I just thought that  Sears would  implement those type of conditions, it drive away customers.  
Our friend   dropped their cow  at the processing place  that they hire to butcher the cow on the second week of February.  They gave us the  contact and info of the processing place and we called them to  tell them what cut do we want for the meat.
On February the 19th, we drove to Washington ,PA where  AJ Processing was located.  It was a good bit of a drive but hubby and I enjoyed the scenery although I wish I didn't have a migraine that day.  Nevertheless, we still had a good time  since we  drive there while the kids were at school so it was kind of a short road trip or just  the tow of us.
We paid $$103.30 for the processing.
We drive to an open field, it was relaxing and quiet.  It makes me wish that we live in a farm.
After driving for 30 minutes or so, we reached the place.  Thank goodness for the GPS we didn't get lost.  Hubby and I don't have  much good quick when it comes to finding a destination without  getting lost that's why we invested  on a good GPS for us to use.
The  place was   like  family-owned business.  A  husband and wife were the only ones working there.  My husband  said that it is a pretty good business.
I took some pictures of their stuff inside.

We had 165 pounds of beef and we paid $363.  It's $2.20 per pound of good  meat plus the processing.  It's definitely a cheaper way of  buying beef these days considering how much the cost of   beef nowadays.  
The meat was in the box but my husband  put them in plastic bags according to  cuts.  I did not help him since my migraine have worsen and I had to take meds and lie down.  

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