We will not be doing it ourselves. But Brownie needs to go to the freezer. Son wanted to keep him but he can't stay after today. (must make appointment but when?)
Which leads me to... What is the best age to butcher a lamb at? And why?
We've butchered both a old lamb and mutton. They both taste lamby to me (good other then that). I like lamb so I'm wondering if it's an age thing.
Oh and the other kids aren't supporting Johnny. They're all going mmm lamb.
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