Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Not adjusting

I'm having the hardest time adjusting to the sudden cold. It makes me tired and achy; it's not fair! Seriously, 20 degrees colder than the average should be this time of year. Yuck.

Okay, enough whining.

One of the jobs I needed to catch up on this week was killing the rest of the young roosters. Not a fun job at any time, but the chickens don't like going outside in the winter and having all those raging hormones cooped up together was not good. This is really difficult for me because I love my chickens, yet logically I eat meat so it's right to do it myself. Basically, I zone out and don't think about the process until it is done. My son's friend was helping out and almost lost it at one point. I offered to finish for her, but she said she needed to be able to do it all. And she did.

2 comments:

Tanya Walton said...

I think your sons friend should be really proud of themselves for persevering. No it isn't the best job in the world but it is part of life, after all we are meat eaters and I don't see anything wrong in that though I know many would disagree with me!!

Mama Pea said...

I say kudos to your son's friend who chose to handle the butchering job with true maturity. And to you, too, when I know first-hand what a not-nice-thank-you-I'd-just-as-soon-skip it task it is.

Hope you feel better soon!