Friday, October 31, 2008

A little taste of Thanksgiving...

So here are the photos of the great turkey slaughter of 2008. My dad came a couple days ago and helped me with the butchering. Evan insisted on taking pictures of the whole process. He said that they were for Enos. So here ya go. Those of you with weak stomachs might not want to view these. I didn't put some of the more graphic pictures on, but these give you an idea of the process.

We took some before photos.

The turkey had given up before it even got to this point. They are not the brightest birds.

A little bath in scalding water.

The most tedious part. Those feathers are stubborn!

Can you believe how much food is in that stomach!?! No wonder our chickens haven't been laying much. We'll be saving a lot on feed now that those piggies are gone.

The finished product. They had to weigh at least 20 or more pounds. Those were some fat birds. We almost didn't have enough room in our freezer. I hope they'll fit in my oven.