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A New Experience

***Warning***
If the idea of butchering animals for our consumption
 bothers you, then stop at the *****'s :-)

On Saturday, my brother-in-law called me up to their house to help (mentioned below the ***'s). While there, Brad didn't know that I hadn't seen all their property, so we hopped in the Suzuki and headed up the hill. As we're coming down the other side, the Suzuki starts spitting and sputtering; we're out of gas. Nice! I figure, I'm in flip-flops but that's no biggie, I'll just walk back to the house, it's not that far away. Well, it wasn't, but there was a huge-ass creek to cross. I mean up to your knees, muddy, cruddy creek. No thank you! So I waited while Brad walks to the house to get the gas can. LOL


Nasty, muddy creek I ain't walking through.

Suzuki hiding in the trees.



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This was the whole reason for this post. I know some people don't like the idea of eating animals and I didn't want to upset anyone. I wanted to give a warning of sorts so anyone that didn't want to see it, wasn't slammed with it.

They raise pigs, rabbits and chickens for food (they also have a few egg laying hens) and the whole reason I went up there was to help them butcher some of their chickens. They had bought these chickens specifically for food and it was time. I had never done anything like that before and it was certainly an experience. It was hard for me at first, I'm no vegetarian and I know where my meat started out but actually seeing and doing the process was a little difficult. I made my way through it but there were still certain aspects of it that I couldn't watch. They used every bit they possibly could and I came home with a gallon bag of chicken feet for the dogs as treats. They'll love me for that! :-D

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  1. What a great 'treat'. I'm sure they loved it! I WISH I had the property to raise my own meat (chicken, pork, AND beef... mmmmm...) I do get fresh eggs, which have just ruined store-bought eggs for me. Mmmmm....

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    1. Me too Dom! But I'll just have to live vicariously through them in the mean time LOL

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