This morning was a perfect Saturday morning - thundering, lightening, intermittent rain with no hail. We slept in 'til 7:00 enjoying it.
When it stopped we butchered the chickens. Here is how you butcher a chicken at our house:
|Choose a chicken.|
|Bleed the chicken (I spared you that photo) and then scald him in 145 degree|
water until his feathers begin to pull easily from his body.
|Put the whole scalded chicken into the whizzbang chicken plucker. Twenty seconds later the chicken is|
plucked clean. (Calvin made this plucker and it's amazing.)
|Put the chickens in cold water|
|Eat a picnic while the chickens cool.|
|Bag the meat and put it in the freezer.|
|Sterilize the whizzbang and get it ready for the next time.|
|Start another project such as cutting down a dead tree.|
(I was sad when it died because it had the kids' initials in it.
We'll have to grow another one.)
|Be grateful you live where you do when you do and that you have so many good things in life.|
And that is life in our world.