Ways to process chicken meat which are easier and more humane.

Do you know the best way to process chickens for meat?  I have slaughtered and dressed many birds for the table… trying many different techniques to reduce both my stress and most importantly, make the process humane for the animal.  Through this I have first hand experience at what I believe to be the best Read more about Ways to process chicken meat which are easier and more humane.[…]

“I’ve eaten weird things through the course of my life. I’ve eaten wild game, I’ve eaten possum – possum’s no good.” – Chris Pratt

I am pleased to say that I have finally done it!  I have managed to find and capture those who were tormenting my family over the last year.  When I had them in my power they tried everything they could to escape, yet I would not allow it… and I am glad that they have Read more about “I’ve eaten weird things through the course of my life. I’ve eaten wild game, I’ve eaten possum – possum’s no good.” – Chris Pratt[…]

How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? William Shakespeare

I alluded in my last post to an incident that occurred while I was trying to deal with the situation with Reggie and the chicks.  Here is what happened. So, I had set aside several hours on Saturday morning to process the 5 Roosters (and the rabbit) I currently have that are surplus.  I even Read more about How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? William Shakespeare[…]

“Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” – Travis Barker

I woke early on Saturday morning  with plans to accomplish a couple of tasks I had put off till the weekend.  I had intended to start out by slaughtering and butchering the five roosters (excluding Buddy) that I have grown from chicks (they are starting to crow and I don’t want to become a nuisance Read more about “Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” – Travis Barker[…]

“I have to believe that somebody up there thinks I’ve still got some work to do.” – George Michael

  Over the Christmas break, Marilyn (our Blue Rabbit) gave birth to 10 babies.  I had, once more, lost track of time.  I lay the blame for this on Christmas.  I became aware of this when my eldest son proclaimed loudly one morning that there was a baby rabbit head laying in Marilyn’s hutch.  I Read more about “I have to believe that somebody up there thinks I’ve still got some work to do.” – George Michael[…]

“A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” – Doug Larson

We have had much work to do over the Christmas period, in addition to the normal festive season activities (as well as spending weeks trying to fix my blog and my computer). A situation I experienced was with one of my young Roosters.  I had placed three from my batch of 9 hatched chicks into Read more about “A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” – Doug Larson[…]

“Every bad thing that’s happened to me has defined me, has shaped, has moulded me.” – Natalia Kills

I seem to be experiencing some issues with my site.  I believe it occurred during an attempt to change aspects of the blog, combined with installing a new hard drive.  I am in the process of attempting to correct this, yet it appears I have lost all posts from November and December.  I will try Read more about “Every bad thing that’s happened to me has defined me, has shaped, has moulded me.” – Natalia Kills[…]

“There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.” – Henry David Thoreau

The eggs which I placed in my incubator hatched… exactly 21 days after I turned on the machine.  When this happens, when I help life be born (or hatched) it fills me with a great sense of joy and accomplishment.  I asked Kitty to assist by taking a little video of the first to hatch Read more about “There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.” – Henry David Thoreau[…]

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

Today, on the drive home from work, a truck crashed and blocked the road for several hours… stranding me on a country highway.  I arrived an hour before the clean up was completed which meant I had an hour to chill out in my car.  I could see a few police cars, yet no actual Read more about “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean[…]

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama

I have taken a couple of weeks off work to do some work around the house.  My plan was to sleep in, spend some time in the garden, and lounge around.  Kitty has other ideas… First week I have been clearing up the mess I made from my last few months of work on the Read more about “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama[…]