We will butcher chickens next weekend, not sure exactly how many but it will probably be more than 6. I told Renee, Tony and Brandon that I was really thinking about butchering a small pig. We can get a pig from the Amish by us. The only thing I wouldn't be able to do is to kill it. The best way is to shoot it in the head and we don't own a gun. Our neighbor hunts and he would probably do it for me. Something to think about doing in the early fall. The older I get the more things I want to do for myself. I LOVE the shows on the History Channel that show the people who live off the land up in Alaska. I've said for years I would love to live one full year in Alaska to experience all the seasons and to raise as much of my own food and to hunt for the rest. I know it wouldn't be easy but nothing worth doing is.
I've also said I was born in the wrong generation. To travel across the country in a wagon train would have been my choice of time of life. Hard but a rewarding lifestyle to me.
|The roaster with the 6 hens we dressed out yesterday.|