Processing Our Geese and Ducks

Last weekend was a first time experience for us on New O’Hana Farm, TN. The calendar was marked to process our geese and ducks. Ten geese and four ducks were taken from their yard Saturday morning and that afternoon, sealed in bags for our freezer.

While the catch and slaughter was beginning early that day, I sanitized the whole kitchen, and our youngest daughter’s three children wanted to see first hand the whole process. Their ages range from nine years old to three. They showed interest through to the end, and loved seeing that this helped fill our freezers, and our tables during holidays.

While we sealed the packages, the oven was baking our “Christmas in July Meal”, the Christmas Goose.

On the stove was a large pot of stock bubbling for the freezer also. The stock can be used in our meals that call for chicken or beef stock. The aromas were pleasantly rich! Eggs boiled for deviled eggs, and homemade mashed potatoes were creamy and buttery.

Our table was set in our pretty china and beautiful cut glass, as my dad thanked the Lord for His love and many blessings. Amen We truly enjoyed working as a team, preparing for our future together on New O’Hana Farm, TN :)Jen

Accepting Help

I don’t know if you do this or not? I try so hard to tackle a job all by myself.

When I was young, and even in to my late 40’s, I didn’t want help. Here on New O’Hana Farm TN, help is welcomed! I work very hard at 52, but I let my husband catch all the ducks and geese, put them in the crate, and drive them to The Aviary. But, I get upset if he offers to help fold clothes or clean up after a meal πŸ™‚

Here I am standing in their new home we worked hard on and still have work to do, looking like I am taking all the credit for wrangling them from The Nursery to The Aviary!

He made it look Simple! Walk up to your duck or goose, slide your hand down their throat, grab them up, put them in the crate. Maybe next time…