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Real reality farm life

Postby BigBill » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:27 pm

The wife maxed out her retirement pension on one town job and got another town job at a different town. This town high school teaches farm life, they have animals and plant vegetables. Every so often they butcher animals. My wife isn’t used to real farm life in the real world, from the field to the table. They butchered a pig. We got fresh pork chops, pork roast. She cooked up the porkchops and they were great. Changing her views. Lol
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Real reality farm life

Postby Lt.Mike » Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:35 am

I guess everyone is detached to some degree not seeing themselves being able to kill and butcher an animal yet bought in a grocery store or ordered in a restaurant we lose the connection between where it is and how it got there.
I remember the first time I filleted a fish and butchered a deer. It was a barrier to break through. I’ve butchered a chicken but never a cow or hog. I suppose that would be the same feeling all over again.
Btw, the chicken was easier because it was a nasty rooster that spurred me one too many times. ;)
Tasted like an old boot.
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Re: Real reality farm life

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:22 am

Lt.Mike wrote:Tasted like an old boot.

Tell us more about your experience eating an old boot. :lol:
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Re: Real reality farm life

Postby SamsFarm » Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:51 am

:Dito:

Yea, really!

Tell us please!
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Re: Real reality farm life

Postby Lt.Mike » Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:51 am

Bob McCarty wrote:
Lt.Mike wrote:Tasted like an old boot.

Tell us more about your experience eating an old boot. :lol:

That damned rooster was tough !
I guess if you marinated it or cooked it in a stew it’d be ok but baked or fried a rooster over a year old is tough.
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Re: Real reality farm life

Postby Mht » Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:06 pm

I remember when I was a kid and my grandparents were still living on our farm that they raised chickens, hogs and cows. Hogs were butchered on the farm and cows were carried off for someone else to butcher. My grandmother would get a box of 60 mixed run chicks every spring and the mailman would deliver them. The hens would become additions to her layers and the roosters would become fried chicken dinners starting about the time they started crowing and fighting. The old hens that weren’t laying enough eggs to suit her became chicken and dumplings or chicken pot pie. I think old roosters were probably killed and fed to the hogs. An old rooster must be tough because my grandmother wouldn’t throw anything out but even she wouldn’t bother cooking an old rooster.

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Re: Real reality farm life

Postby Peter Person » Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:01 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:
Bob McCarty wrote:
Lt.Mike wrote:Tasted like an old boot.

Tell us more about your experience eating an old boot. :lol:

That damned rooster was tough !
I guess if you marinated it or cooked it in a stew it’d be ok but baked or fried a rooster over a year old is tough.


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Re: Real reality farm life

Postby Lt.Mike » Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:49 pm

Bet that rubber chicken would be more tender. ;)
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Re: Real reality farm life

Postby SONNY » Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:38 am

I have butchered bulls before---nuttin to it ---- just like skinin a big ole rabbit!


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