Well if everything goes as planned it looks like I'm going to have an opportunity to help a local farmer butcher 100 birds on Saturday. I met him through my investigation for a source of highly available phosphorous for our pastures. The search led me to a company called Fertrells who sells hi-grade, organic soil amendments. They in turn referred me to a local rep who also happens to be a pastured poultry farmer.
I know that this doesn't sound very fun to most people, but I'm really looking forward to the experience. Now don't get me wrong I'm not into killing things, but I am interested in learning how to process chickens since that is a skill that we'll need on the farm, and one of the many that I lack.
I talked to the guy over the phone briefly, and we really seemed to hit it off, so maybe I'll gain a friend out of it. That'd be nice.
I'll let you know how it goes. Unfortunately I will probably not be able to post any pictures as Suz (the photographer) will not be there, and I expect my hands to be a little too messy to wield a camera. Besides, I'm there to work and I don't want to hold up the show since this guy was nice enough to let a greenhorn come over and help.
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