Saturday, November 26, 2011

A First: Viewer Discretion Advised

 I killed a chicken!  I not only killed it- I slit it's throat. 
I've shot things before, but never killed anything quite like this. 

The neighbors were butchering their chickens and welcomed the help.  Tyler could tell that I really wanted to give it a try, so he grabbed the camera and pushed me at the chickens.  Gotta be honest and say that I was scared.  But Tyler kept calling me a wuss, so I couldn't back down now! 
There was something very cool about it... made me feel self-reliant and... what's the word?... country

I look like such a dork! Why am I laughing so hard in the first one you ask?  Let's just say that chickens get scared before they die... so scared that poop comes squirting out everywhere.  Yep, it got all over me.  so GROSS! Tyler and I had a good laugh.
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I know this picture is gruesome, but it's real life.  The hardest part was grabbing a hold of it's head and yanking it down.  After that you just take your knife to the throat and cut fast and hard until you feel bone. Before you know it blood will come gushing out.   
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    Once they've bled out, they get chopped, skinned, gutted, plucked, and boiled. 
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Then soaked in ice water, quartered and bagged. Ta-Da!
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It was definitely a first for me. I enjoy learning these sorts of things. (minus the poop! haha) 

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We certainly did! There is so much to be thankful for. Now it's time to run off this pumpkin pie! :)

3 comments:

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

Oh my gosh! That is crazy! Haha, what an exciting adventure! I'm not sure I can look at chicken the same way! ;)

Heather said...

Wow... I don't know if I could do that, I'm extremely impressed that you had the stomach for that haha. Good job! :)

Sutherland Family said...

Ewww! I'm a Texan, but I am not killing a chicken! You go girl!