Don’t Be A Chicken!

2 young roosters, about 8 months old

2 young Buff Orpington roosters, about 8 months old, from our flock

Last night we ate delicious homegrown roast chicken for dinner, I ate half of the smaller one there on the left 😉

the birds were laced through with bright yellow fat which is indicative of a grass raised animal, chickens from the store do not have this bright yellow fat

the birds were laced through with bright yellow fat which is indicative of a grass raised animal, chickens from the store do not have this bright yellow extra nutritious fat

for roasting, I cut the chicken into pieces, put the breasts on the bottom, then the wings on top of the breasts and then the drumsticks on top of the wings...this way all of the fat from the dark meat drips down and moistens the breast at the bottom...rooster breasts are not very naturally moist

for roasting, I cut the chicken into pieces, put the breasts on the bottom, then the wings on top of the breasts and then the drumsticks on top of the wings…this way all of the fat from the dark meat drips down and moistens the breast at the bottom…rooster breasts are not very naturally moist

Dinner is Ready!  After about 1 1/2 hours of cooking I add in a bunch of potatoes in and around the chicken and cook for another hour...perfection :D

Dinner is Ready! After about 1 1/2 hours of cooking I add in a bunch of potatoes in and around the chicken and cook for another hour…perfection 😀

Every year we have chicks, it just don’t seem like Spring without them, and this year is no exception!

For the past 3 years we have been hatching our own chicks, several batches a year, using the hens for eggs and raising up the roosters for meat.  But this year we decided to order some new breeds to try, we ordered a total of 35 chicks and 6 different breeds.   My favorite, so far, as been the Polish breed, they are quiet and very alert foragers, almost always the first to detect the ant or worm that the kids throw in the brooder to feed them and they have funny poofy hats 🙂

Do you like my hat?

Do you like my hat?

Moving on..

Foodlog4.13.2013Here is what I ate yesterday:

Coffee with milk, no sugar

A salad consisting of greens, onions, raisins, chopped left over sirloin steak from 2 nights ago, and 3 slices of bacon crumbled over the salad, dressed with some bacon grease, olive oil, raw apple cider vinegar, and plenty of moist grey sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Then later on I had a snack of about 2/3 cup of yogurt with a bit of stevia and a dash of vanilla extract mixed in to make “Vanilla Yogurt”

Early evening time, I had one of my favorite snacks: you take an olive and a bit of homemade homegrown goat cheese and with a butter knife spread a dab of goat cheese on the olive and pop in your mouth…I swear it tastes just like those fancy gourmet cheese stuffed olives that cost an arm and a leg at the store!

Then for dinner I had half a roast chicken and 2 beers 😀

As for activity, I didn’t do much more than the usual stuff like milking goats and the cooking and cleaning etc.  My body was feeling a bit stiff from the three hours of gardening work that I did the day before, but this morning it is feeling great! and ready for another hard working day! …time to clean out and scrub down that goat shed 😎

One thought on “Don’t Be A Chicken!

  1. the roosters look delicious. how old were they? by the way how do you slaughter a rooster? there seems to be so many opinions.

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