A friend and I are trying to live a more self sufficient life, so we made a list of all the things we want to lean how to do. Like making soap from lye, identifying herbs in the wild, and yeap dressing a chicken. Well not long after we made the list my husband and I were talking with one of the many local farmers in the area. He happened to mentioned he would be dressing some roosters soon. Well my loving husband pipes "She wants to know how to do that." Well I told my friend about, and yesterday morning we met to learn how to dress a chicken.
I didn't know what to expect, my husband has taken the life of a chicken for food, and told me once you chop the head off you have to watch out because the fling blood everywhere. This is something I really wanted to know how to do, but was afraid how my body would react to all that blood.
What you're kidding me, after the farmer used a machete to severely sever the throat of the roosters they ran around, but blood did not going flying everywhere.
Removing the feathers went a lot faster than I thought, nothing like what you see in the movies.
So, now I have two dressed chickens in my freezer, thank you farmer. Looking forward to going back and doing it again, after all practice makes perfect.
Do you have a list to become more self sufficient? What's your top priority?
This post linked to Wildcrafting Wednesday and here.