We have dear friends that raise pastured poultry. One of them has been very sick and in the hospital. There were about 140 birds that needed to be processed. I volunteered to help. Oh my, the things that I get myself into!!
After a day of farm chores and butchering and processing 70 chickens, I have a few thoughts...
--We do not give our farmers the respect they deserve
--I am blessed that I have never had to work in a poultry plant
--If this is how tough it is on a farm where the animals are treated very well, I can't imagine what it would be like under factory farming conditions
--I never want to eat conventionally farmed meat again (not that we eat it that often anymore)
--I didn't have nightmares but I wouldn't have been suprised if I did
--That chicken plucker is one seriously amazing invention