An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

When the Gumption Strikes

For some crazy reason I was in the mood to butcher chickens this morning. There were heat warnings predicted for our area with temps in the 90's and high humidity~ nothing like boiling a little water and plucking hot chickens to get one all excited.

Maybe it was the fact that I am tired of feeding these ravenous birds. And have I mentioned how much work it is trying to keep up with their water? Or maybe it had something to do with the fact that they have a bad habit of falling over dead.

Either way, today was the day. The day I finally started putting home grown chicken in my freezer. Cole and I (with a little help from the other kiddos) butchered 10 birds. They averaged 4-5 pounds dressed out. Only 30-something more to go. Their talking 90 again tomorrow. We'll see if the gumption strikes again. Would somebody remind me of this day when I get the crazy idea to raise meat birds next spring?

Are you giving me the evil eye? Yes you!


Renee said...

I wished we lived a state and a lake closer! I would bring the chicken plucker over and help!!! Just think of all the meat in the freezer though. Did you look into free ranging them more?

OurCrazyFarm said...

Me too Renee! You have been my inspiration to consider free ranging them next summer, but I am leaning towards spending my chicken money on prepackaged birds:)) We have opened the chicken coop door to let them out into the yard to free range, but the silly meat birds won't leave. The egg layers are enjoying their freedom, tho!

Sherry Sutherby said...

Free-ranging rocks~! :) Renee - 2 words...ROAD TRIP! Pick me up and we'll head across the U.P. :)

Dicky Bird said...

I added a link to your blog "Trent's story" in my post today. I linked to "building our homes" hope you don't mind. I just was so inspired by this story. That is why you need to continue with the book. Blessings from Ringle, WI.