Processed 8 roosters this afternoon. It took about 3 hours, we did 4 each. 1st ones looked disasterous, next better. It's funny how you forget things.
Herbie packed up and did all the evening chores, including finish milking Dollys' back teat by hand. She just doesn't drop that last 1/4 gallon for the milking machine. Have to strip it out by hand, otherwise she gets mastitis. Silly girl. I cleaned the chickens, dried them and vacuum packed 4, partitioned the 4 that looked butchered into segments, including that American favourite - skinless boneless chicken breasts ! I always make chicken mayonaise toasted sarmies with the breasts as I find them tasteless with a chewy texture but they are in high demand here in America !
Herbie reminded me that last time we did the chickens, I vowed to only do 6 at a time. Why didn't he remind me of that before we started ? I thought it was 9 - we have 3 killing cones, but 1 fell off the tree, so we only used 2, each 4 times, the 9th rooster was reprieved until next time.
Have the smell of dead chickens in my nose. A hot shower felt good, but can still smell the chickens. Horrible birds actually.
Herbie had today off, work is slow being Easter and gas prices rising. 'Twas great to have his help on the farm.
Can't wait for Spring !
Fetch hay tomorrow, not sure what else.