Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A New Chapter - the Grand Opening!!

Finally, after a summer and fall of hard work, numerous challenges and cooler and freezer mishaps, we opened our doors for business.  Our Grand Opening was held on November 20th, however, we had already slaughtered 2 steers and had a number of deer in the cooler by "opening" day.

It has been an amazing adventure.  Sir Knight has been learning the art of butchering (from Master Hand Grenade) while I have been setting up the office and bookkeeping procedures.  Miss Serenity has been slaughtering animals while Princess Dragon Snack has learned to wrap.  Master Calvin scrapes steaks and labels packages.  Although we thought we were building a business, it turns out that God has been building men and women.  He has built our faith and our perseverance.  He has brought us to the edge of ourselves and called us near to Him.  It has been the most rewarding and the most terrifying time of our lives.

Every day is a new adventure.  We are still learning to juggle a business and a family and a whole new life.  And we continue to grow and learn and do the next thing.....

Sir Knight, Miss Serenity and Master Hand Grenade

Where we bring animals into our building

Princess Dragon Snack and Master Calvin wrapping and labeling

Cooler full of meat

Our Grinder

And saw

And cuber

Sir Knight bringing in a half of beef on our rail system

Grinding burger

The second grind


  1. Where is your shop?

  2. Fantastic! Congratulations! This just makes my day!

  3. I've prayed for y'all. So happy to see your progress!

  4. Wonderful! I love the signage in your office. It is perfect. It looks like it is going to be a very busy business. Good luck in the big adventures.

  5. Thanks for the update. I have been praying for you guys. May you have a Blessed Christmas and New Year!

  6. I am so happy for you and yours. Blessings to all of you.
    SJ in Vancouver BC

  7. Thanks for posting. I've been eagerly awaiting news of your opening and am so happy for you all. Blessings, Jenny

  8. Oh your new business looks wonderful...Very beautiful office....
    Your hard work and getting closer to the Lord, especially drawing
    closer to the Lord and each other, is worth it all...
    The wait for this post was oh so worth it...
    God Bless you richly in your new season of life.
    Love from NC

  9. Enola Gay,
    First let me say congratulations to your entire family on your business venture. Y'all been working very hard to get your Butcher Shop up and running, and it shows. Nicely done! Hey we could use a Butcher down this way😊
    Sandy Livesay, Oklahoma Dreams (formerly Oklahoma Transient)

  10. Where is it? i think that you may be in our neighborhood!
    Grandma Kathy

  11. Congratulations on a job well done!

  12. Congrats from the Treasure Valley!! Job well done!!

  13. Many blessings -- what an wonderful adventure! (Looks like your prices are better than what we have around here, too! Wish you were nearby). Congratulations!

  14. Wow! Everything looks wonderful! Praise the Lord!
    Everyone looks so competent and proud. :)

  15. I just saw the mention in Survival Blog and wish you all the best in the new endevor! Do you still have some of the Patratus Famalia T shirts?

  16. You live near my Son! Next time we're up that way if possible we'd like to meet you!

  17. So, so glad to hear your voice (er, see your words?) and get an update! Our family has been in continuous prayer for yours. Wonderful to see how God has answered your prayers. We will continue to pray for your success. God is good!

  18. Congrats from a loooooooong time reader 😀

  19. Sorry you're not down here (southern NM): we are taking two 800 steers in next month to a local shop (Old Time Market in Arrey, New Mexico). Your prices are about the same as theirs (last I checked, they were charging $ .69/lb per hanging weight and $ 70.00 to kill/skin). Good folks down there - one thing they do is vacuum pack all meat (industrial style of course) which helps with longer term freezing.
    Best of luck to you all up there - I stop at your blog on a regular basis.