Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Weigh In, Would Ya?

My sister has a farm question for y'all, and as the secretary of the corporation ('Madame Secretary' will do), I'm doing my part to collect some informacion. So hop on over there and weigh in, would you?
If the answers are favorable, you just might get to see me doing a lot more of this:
And this

And even see Jonathan doing a bit more of this:

And if you're really lucky, and you ask nicely...
I might even do it on roller skates, like my niece.
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8 comments:

Madeline said...

I weighed in with a resounding YES! GO for it. Of course, we are due to kill our roosters and I dread it so much. As you know, it ain't pretty. I am hoping I am right in assuming that you did this some other time, not just days after coming home from being out of town?

debra said...

Ditto for me. Locally produced organic foods are the way to go , IMO.

denise said...

We get our chicken from a friend of mine that has pretty much that same setup - but she is small so they process all of them on farm still. Important to know where it comes from, how it was raised...

Love the pink roller skates.

Jackie said...

Hmmn.....I wondered what was up when I suddenly found 4 new comments on my website, all in one day. There is no way I'd get that response from my very quiet (and extremely few) readers.

Thanks! And so far, including the 4 other votes I did receive on my own (amazing in and of itself), it looks like there might be a new crop growing at Irish Grove.

Anyone know how to make feather pillows??

Thanks for the referral, madam secretary. Sincerely, madam president. :)

mindy said...

Hey! I wanted to visit your site and say hello! We do laying hens, and have yet to butcher any of them for stewing meat. For right now, several of the kids just won't do it, or let us do it I should say! I loved your pictures...esp the roller skating chicken slaughter!

Silvia said...

We slaughtered a bunch of roosters--weren't really set up well for it, but it went ok anyway. Long process since is was our first time, and the hardest part was getting all the feathers plucked. The rest wasn't so bad. How'd you kill them?

piscesgrrl said...

Silvia - well, my BIL had to do the actual killing part. Let's just say he does it the old-fashioned way. The plucking wasn't hard, just tedious. The trick is in getting the hot water just the right temp - too cool and the feathers don't pull easily, too hot and the skin rips off. (I'm sorry, everyone - ew, I know) But when it's done just right, you can peel off lots in one motion. The picture of me at the tank is when I had to do another once-over of cleaning the birds and getting the remaining pin feathers out before freezing. That's when you can tell if everyone did a good job plucking or not. My kids were very humbled by the experience, and whereas Jonathan was willing to be a part of every step, Brady had his limits. It was hard on him. It was hard on all of us!

Jen said...

What a meesy job but some one has too do the task at hand! But can be intresting or NOT! GREAT post!