Meat is quite expensive, especially for the homesteaders budget. And what about the homesteader that just can’t keep meat animals? Or even the person that just doesn’t have enough money to buy all they need? Here are a few solutions.
1. Find a local butcher and ask if they will give, or sell cheaply, the bones, hooves, fish heads, and carcasses. Use these to make rich broths, or stocks. They are much more nutritious for you than even just the meat, and make everything taste so much better!
2. If you have land, allow trophy hunters to hunt, but ask that they give you the meat and carcass.
3. Look for hunters that don’t need all they kill and see if they will give you the meat and bones.
4. Most people throw the bones and hooves away. Ask those you know who hunt or kill farm animals if you can have anything they don’t want.
You would be surprised what you get and how much you can do with it if you ask! Making broths out of what most people in our country look at as trash will both save you money and improve your health.
*If you are looking for a tip on saving money in some area of living more self-sufficiently, feel free to ask in the comments and I will try to help you find some answers.