If you guys have never heard of Brandon & Lauren Sheard of Farmstead Meatsmith fame you are really missing out! For those of you who don’t know Farmstead Meatsith provides education and butchering services on the homestead scale complete with “peasant” whole muscle butchery, charcuterie, and a totally unique experience that you just can’t find anywhere else. They are based out of Vashon Island in Washington state, but have traveled the country spreading their enlightenment, and sharing their story. I attended a beef butchery class with Brandon and can personally attest to the quality of their education. The Sheard’s are a young growing family with a solid faith and I would like to help spread the word about what they do. Currently they have an open membership area on their website that provides tons of information, interaction, and coaching from the Sheard’s at a reasonable price. If you aren’t in the neighborhood and can’t make the trip this membership is an awesome option for increasing your knowledge and gaining the confidence to take on butchering your own livestock on the homestead (thrift, frugality, knowledge, and quality you can’t find anywhere else!)….