Friday, December 12, 2008
Good Goat Sausage
Eighty six pounds of mountain goat meat, 38 pounds of pork shoulder, 12 pounds of pig fat, 12 pounds of water and about a pound of spice - add sweat equity and you got 149 pounds of goat sausage. That's a lot of sausage!
Annually, the 'goat grind' marks the end of the Fall hunting season. Just as the 'Deer liver, new potatoes, and beets' feast begins the season in August, the 'goat grind' ends it in December. We've all stopped hunting deer, elk, goat, and reindeer, and there is nothing left to grind up into sausage or burger. It's over, and our freezers are all well stocked. Patrick