Tim, the local butcher arrived late morning and set to work turning a beautiful creature in to beautiful food, all the while leading the blind (speaking for myself) in a lesson on meat cutting. At one point, Tim handed me his metal glove and knife and allowed me some hands-on experience. With my eyeballs so close to his work, I'm sure it was a relief for him to have me working rather than spectating - don't ever fool yourself, a butcher's knife is sharper than a razor. And as you can see, he's a hand-talker so it was also a bit of a relief for me to have the knife!
|Tim, in teaching mode (ha! it looks like he's being watered!).|
|Talking about where the loin ends and the ham begins.|
|At the meat saw, with uncovered side right foreground.|
|Beautiful meat, ready to be cut into chops.|
|All in a morning's work - blade, centre, loin chops and a nicely fatted roast, ready for the oven.|
It's an amazing learning experience to watch from start to finish, and a long cry from the foam backed slabs shilled at the supermarket - healthier for our bodies and a life and death free from stress and pain.