Monday, May 17, 2010

There is meat in the freezer.

On Saturday we butchered 7 hens and a rooster. These 7 hens are from our old flock and they range in age from 3 1/2 years to 1 1/2 years. It had been awhile since we butchered and even though I had don it before I needed to reacquaint myself with the procedure. By the last couple birds I think I was completing the process in under 30 minutes. We still have nearly 30 to do and I am hoping the next Saturday I'll be able to double the number we process.
It feels good to be able to put meat in the freezer like that.
Sorry I didn't take pictures. My hands were too messy.

1 comment:

Marfa said...

How awesome! After reading "Animal Vegetable Miracle" I realize how much I'm missing...I love to eat chicken, but am not involved in the process in getting it on the table, which is sad. I like to know exactly what goes into my mouth! I hope the rest go well...you're busy!!!