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The Ultimate Consequence

Disclaimer! This is a story about butchering one of my chickens, and it involves killing of an animal, as well as photographs of the process. Please proceed only if you are prepared for it. 1,472 more words



You know what? Right now, the wind is blowing cool, crisp, air. If ever there were an autumn that I wanted to arrive, it would be this one. 769 more words

On Being Cut

Three weeks ago I was cutting meat.  I have done this my entire life.  Domestic and wild.  From bull moose and black bear boars to timberdoodles, by the score.   549 more words

Question of the Week #73

Would you be willing to go to a slaughterhouse and kill a cow? Do you eat meat?

No, I wouldn’t be willing to go to a slaughterhouse to kill a cow. 75 more words


My Knives

I was lucky enough a few Christmases ago to be given a couple of amazing chefs knives by my wife and brother. They are from… 290 more words

The Kitchen

A Questionable Decision

I, like every other mother out there, on occasion, make questionable parenting decisions.

This year, for the first time in many years, we raised broiler chickens. 442 more words


Deep in Hot Water

Before butchering hogs, you first need to scald their carcass in water so that you can scrape the bristles off of their hide. At the farm, we use an ancient steam engine to heat the water. 46 more words

Black And White