Saturday, July 25, 2015

Butchering the Cow

These pics are from the day I was not here so I'll just give you the pictures and you'll have to figure out what each one was about.

That's all folks!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Butchering the pig

These are from January But I thought I should make a post about them anyway. Just saying, we didn't butcher any pigs recently.
Yorkshire/Duroc Cross
260# WOW
Thinking. (We've never done this before)
Making the first cut.
Slowly but surely bringing the skin down

My sister thoroughly enjoyed the whole process.

Gutting it after getting the skin and head off.
After sawing it in half. Sorry I don't have a picture of sawing it.
This is as far as my mom took pictures. Hope y'all liked it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Shed!! Part 1

So my uncle has a miniature goat
and he wanted a place to keep it. He is also planning to get more so it needed to be more than just an umbrella. So Sunday afternoon we went over to his place ,which is only a quarter mile of hay from ours, and did this:
The back wall done
The second wall done
The third wall done
Putting up the last wall. (which will be open.)
My awesome uncle putting up the other end of the 2X6 that was in the last picture.
This is the board that the last two pictures were of. (Loader moved)
My uncle and his goat inspecting our work.
Don't get me wrong they worked hard too. Well, not the goat, but you know what I mean.
Ok next post will probably be about butchering our pig. I just noticed some photos from when we did it and thought I should share them with you. It was back in January before I started this blog, which explains why you never saw a post about it. Anyway, thanks for sticking around for this long post and I'll see you soon.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


So, a lot has happened recently.

One, sweeping at southern states. Not something that most people would want to read about but still a big part of my life.

Two, Laura and I went to help a friend butcher chickens. We butchered 150 chickens from catching them to putting them in the refrigerator, already shrunk wrapped. It was a long day but I learned a lot about the whole process and we got to work with the animals, which is always fun.

Three, FIREWORKS. I help the guy who sets of the fireworks with his alpacas and sheep and this year I thought maybe I could help him with the fireworks. So, I called my uncle (who also works for him) and asked if I could go with him to where they were setting them off from but I couldn't get a hold of him. Oh well. :(

Thanks for reading.