Saturday, September 01, 2007


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

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