|Trout, salmon, chicken, elk, deer, and bone broths in freezer #1|
|Home-grown beef and veggie overflow in freezer #2|
|Fruits, vegetables and extra bread in freezer #3|
As I'm writing this, I see my 2 younger boys outside, in the rain, chasing turkeys that have managed to "fly the coop". Which brings me to the least desirable chore on the farm.
|Vinyl gloves make pulling feathers easier.|
|A rinse mid-way lets you see what's been missed!|
After the feathers have been plucked, the chickens need to "rest" in a tub of ice water for a couple of hours. They need to be thoroughly cooled down before packing.
At age 18, I got my first job. Kentucky Fried Chicken. Back in those days, the chickens came whole and we had to cut them up into appropriate pieces before frying.
Finally, a skill I can use!