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How to butcher a lamb

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Step 6: Hang it up to drain

This will let the blood finish draining from the carcass.  Use the game hanger and the accompanying block and tackle.  The pulleys make lifting it MUCH easier.  You can hang it from a tree or a deck.  I used the monkey bars of my kid's playset.  If that seems harsh to you, ask yourself this: who do you think took these pictures?

Yeah, that's right.  I'm raising farmers.

Use your knife to make a hole all the way through the skin between the knee and its tendon.  This is where the hanger hook will go.  Do this on both sides and then hoist it up until it is hanging vertically.  Leave it there for at least 30 minutes to drain whatever blood is left. 
 
 
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