In this video Kevin gives you a final look at the current batch of cornish cross broiler chickens. The chickens have reached the 8 week mark but are still just a little under the desired weight of 6-7 lbs. You will get to see a real life weigh in of the chickens and Kevin discusses […]
When folks find out that we raise (and process) our own meat here at the farm, there’s one thing they want to know more than the “how-to” or the “why”—it’s the “how can you do it? Doesn’t it make you sad?” There are many things to be learned on a farm. One of the things […]
If you wanted to learn how to harvest your own chickens, this video is for YOU. We will take you through the steps of humanely processing the chicken as well as showing you how to skin one and how to remove the feathers with this awesome plucker. Then, we take you inside to show you […]
After nearly a full year on the hoof, this past week we harvested Blackberry the pig. Read the full write up on harvest day.
We recently had our very first home butchering experience. We had a rooster that was intended for the dinner table, and the time had come. It was a day full of a broad spectrum of emotions – excitement, sadness, gratitude, respect, and a sense of pride and accomplishment. One of the most interesting parts of […]
I’ve written posts before about tips for homekill butchering and last year I calculated the value of the meat and determined that it was worth raising steers for meat. It may sound strange, but this was the first year that we really thought about meat quality rather than meat quantity! Here’s what we found out….