"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Monday, July 11, 2011

Farm Life: From the Coop to the Freezer

Raising and butchering organic turkey~
Raise outdoors with a simple coop. Provide a perch for night to sleep. Feed non growth modified grains fresh slops from the kitchen and allow for free ranging. All types of bugs should be available as well as ample ground to scratch...provide a dusting bath.

When the turkey reaches a simple weight to ensure delicious taste meet up with the farmer under the clothesline. Bring a large metal bowl from the kitchen. Gather a young turkey and bring it to farmer. In a moment the head and feet are off our little organic turkey and soon a second one is also ready for farmer's wife to take over.

Carry the bowl inside and peel the feathers and skin off. Cut the bird up and store for easy meal preparation. Save the parts farmer and wife will not eat for the dogs. Dispose of feathers and entrails at base of mountain as not to draw coyotes to farm.

And that is how an organic turkey is raised and butchered.

Below are photos of little turkeys without their heads. It is graphic in today's world as we are conditioned to purchase food and are disconnected with its origin or life.

Farm life~simple truths about where the food comes from.

2 comments:

Glenn B said...

I'll bet they are delicious too, better than any overly fattened store bought turkey.

All the best,
GB

Humble wife said...

Glenn

Yes they are. We had to butcher them as young as we did because we bought lot turkeys that are bred to be heavy and some cannot hold up their weight. So the two that got too wobbly and the legs would give we went ahead and butchered them.

The heritage breeds for turkeys are far better than the turkeys from the feed stores.

Jen