Today was butchering day and God blessed us with a gorgeous sunny day! My brother and his wife graciously agreed to raise a dozen Cornish Crosses for us.
While I can’t say that I enjoy killing the chickens, I DO enjoy the process. I like getting together and working with family. I like the sense of community and coming together to help one another. I like knowing WHERE our food comes from. I like knowing that our chickens had a good life, albeit a short life. They got to live in a cute, clean little red chicken coop and have my niece Ada for company.
These are pictures of our butchering process in no particular order.
Most of us did all of the jobs but some of us became a bit more specialized…
William was good at gutting and removing the lungs
Andy was very skilled at skinning
Dad did most of the scorching with the blowtorch
Frank and Will did most of the gutting
I was in charge of making sure they were nice and shiny clean
I love this shot of Ada and Zack walking back to the house!It was a very good day on the farm! I love having two shelves of chicken in the freezer!