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!!
~Some of the finished applesauce!!
Cassie is going to get on here in a little bit…so I better move!!!
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