Thursday, September 3, 2009

one turned out to be a rooster....


Bought 13 chicks, sexed, to raise eggs. but as they grew up, one particular bird got bigger, faster, than all the rest. then one day we heard the croaky attempts at a call...two weeks later he had it down pretty good, and cock-doodled ALL DAY. that won't fly in our neighborhood, so as they say...off with his head.



****WARNING, MY VEGETARIAN/VEGAN FRIENDS OR THOSE OTHERWISE TRYING TO REMAIN IN BLISSFUL IGNORANCE OF THE SOURCE OF THOSE CHICKEN NUGGETS, THESE PICTURES ARE GRAPHIC****


ready?

in position

got to look him in the eye first

my man does the deed

blood-stained hands (sounds like a Nick Cave song...)

taking a dip

what's this? asks the cat

...and then hangs around to watch the plucking

now we have blood on the pages of "how to raise chickens the modern way"--its like having flour and chocolate smears on your favorite cookbook pages...only more hardcore

taking a breath

rinsing the bird, hold its heart

the knife and the liver

20 minutes ago this was alive. whoa.

the fillings

the goods

the meal

6 comments:

korin said...

wow. now that IS DIY!

pjackson2009@charter.net said...

You are all very brave. I got a great lesson out of it too. How did it taste? I mean we're talking organic and fresh here!

MamaLou said...

LOL - love the hardcore smears on your chicken book!!

Nicole said...

power to you.
proud of y'all not living a hypocrisy.
thanks for the awesome post.
xo

Saam said...

this was intense but... amazing!! im sure it was one of the most amazing meals knowing you did it all yourself!

PS does the cat always sit on your shoulders??

Mama Nomad said...

Saam--yes, blake trained the cat to come to his shoulders, so he's not usually on MINE, but he could not resist the view i suppose:)