If you get grossed out easily, then I suggest that you do not continue…but if you don’t, then keep reading!… (or skip to the end and read about (and see the pictures of) making applesauce!!)

On Saturday, we butchered 35 meat chickens in 3 1/2  hours!! It was a lot of fun…but a little cold.    Daddy took care of the heads, wings and legs. Jessie, Lyssa and Annie skinned them and Suzanna and Cassie gutted them. At the end we all cut up the pieces and bagged them. Bekah and Charissa were our photographers!!    Here are a few pictures…

~Jessie bringing them to daddy for the first step!!

~Daddy using the air hose to separate the skin from the meat.

~Lyssa (in blue) and Annie (in pink) skinning them.

~Some thing exciting over there?!

~Okay, some thing REALLY exciting over there!!

~Me (Suzanna) doing my favorite part…gutting!!

~Charissa and Daddy cutting the wings and legs off.

~Cassie, gutting them (with Annie in the background carrying two chickens).

~Lyssa showing Annie how to skin them.

~Jessie, Lyssa and Suzanna rinsing the chickens.

~Annie skinning. (I’m not sure what Cassie is doing ).


~Cassie reaching for the knife…and me holding a part of a chicken.

~Cassie rinsing a chicken.

~How long can the intestines go?!?!  (Suzanna)

You might notice that it looks like we are all disgusted…but we are actually squinting in the sun!!   


Now here are some pictures of the apples we did this last week.  35 gallon bags of sliced apples for the freezer and LOTS of apple sauce!! So far we canned 67 quarts, but we still have lots more to do!!!  : )

~All the apple cores (from only the first day), over 200!

~The leaning wall of Appleton!!

~A mess!!

~Apple men!!

~Some of the finished applesauce!!

Cassie is going to get on here in a little bit…so I better move!!!  


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Chicken Butchering Day!!

13 thoughts on “Chicken Butchering Day!!

  • October 5, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Looks like fun! We butchered our Broiler chickens a few years back and it was actually fun! I loved the picture about how long the intestines can go!:)

    Have a Great Day!


  • October 6, 2008 at 6:01 am

    Hi Cassia! That is a neat entry!!! Thanks for your comment. πŸ™‚ Who's autograph have you gotten before?

    We also were able to SEE and HEAR President Bush at a camgain rally four years ago. πŸ™‚ Now THAT was amazing. ahem…. I'll be posting something extremely similar this weekend, so keep your eyes on my blog at that time! πŸ˜€

  • October 6, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Thanks for your comment, Cassia! πŸ™‚

    Oh, autographs are fun! We've heard Ken Ham speak, but didn't get his autograph. πŸ™

    As far as this weekend…. oh, you'll see πŸ˜‰


  • October 6, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    That looks really gross! I'm really glad that I didn't have to do that! Why do you guys enjoy it?

    Anyway I liked the apple men! They were cute!


  • October 6, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    This stuff sounds really fun I wish I could live on a farm do you mind if I add you to my friends list! I love how you stand for God! Check out my blog!

    In Christ's Love


  • October 6, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Hello ladies, I'm Emily Rose and sister to BreezyTulip and cousin to magg93. I thought I should introduce myself, as I have not yet, though I have been to your blog a few times.

    Yes, it was pretty chilly on Saturday. Thanks for posting the steps of butchering chickens . . . quite an interesting process. I've never seen nor helped do it, but I have heard about it. If I ever did get in on the process, I'm not sure which would be my favorite part. πŸ™‚

    The intestines look a bit longer than I would have thought they would be. Just goes to show that there is a Creator – and His work is amazing!

    May I add you to my friends?

    God Bless,

    Miss Emily Rose


  • October 7, 2008 at 11:11 am

    I wish I could have been there to help you all! But apparently, weddings are more important! (Just kidding! I know they are!) Anyway, it was nice to at least see pictures! We joked we would take the 2 chickens we were just given, bring them up, butcher them, and see if they had any eggs left! (Since they've stopped laying anyhow!) Oh and that applesauce making looks mighty fun!

    Love Ya'll!

    "Guess Who!" 's Sister πŸ˜‰

  • October 7, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I really wish we would have been able to help you as well, although I was one of the ones who said a wedding was more important. : ) Hopefully we'll get to talk to you a little more this Sunday. Oh, and make sure you prepare food so you can all go to the fellowship (I THINK it's this Sunday : ). Love you all and God bless! ~Guess Who (again) : )

  • October 7, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Hello Cassie, I have really ejoyed looking around on y'alls blog! Please feel free to use the picture of the truck on your blog, I found it on-line too!

    Have a blessed day, Bethany Smith

  • October 7, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I don't get grossed out easily, so I didn't scream, faint, or throw up when I saw that! πŸ˜‰

  • October 24, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Wow all we did this year was 3 bushals.


  • November 12, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    POOR CHICKENS! wasnt it scary to see chicken or you killing chickens?? i wouldnt even be able to look at it!!


  • November 13, 2008 at 10:25 am

    In answer to the question above….nope!!


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