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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor

April

The Architect

Clay

Prepping to Chop….Some Heads

This is a safe post to read, no blood, no guts.  I’ll warn you when I post that one.

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I woke up at 7:30 Saturday morning in a panic that we slept in too late.  I drug a very sleepy Clay, Ellen and Seth out of bed and I made pancakes while they prepped for a day of killin’.

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Clay and Ellen set up the chopping block.  It consists of two old saw horses that were found by our barn, a big board and two giant clamps.  Next year we are making killing cones, just because I want to be able to tell someone I made a killing cone…it sounds scary.  I also think they would be easier than the chopping block.  If you don’t know what a killing cone is for God’s sake don’t google it, unless you want to see a lot of blood.

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Remember our clothing dilemma? I mean, check out Clay’s hot jeans and very white knee caps.

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Okay, so we’ve got the chopping block, the ax, the chickens are in the pen waiting in the back ground.  Let’s get to choppin’!

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First, you want to test the blade on something to make sure it’s sharp.  Anything will do…like a kid.  I’m KIDDING!   Get it?  Kid  ding?  Kid….oh never mind.  And calm down Mom the blade had a safety guard on it.

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The nail is to position the chicken’s head under to hold it in place while you stretch out the neck and then….chop.

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Am I making you nervous?

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