Well, yesterday was turkey slaughtering day at our house! We raised six turkeys through the summer and yesterday was the day for them to come to their end. My parents came up and my husband took the day off, while two of my sons helped. It's a dirty job, indeed, but in the end, we wound up with five 23-25 lb. hens, and one 29 lb. Tom! My parents, my brother, my friend, Sue, and my husband's co-worker all have an all-natural turkey for Thanksgiving. We kept the tom and one hen. I'm glad they're done and in the freezer.
It was a wonderful biology lesson for a couple of the kids, but keeping the little ones away was a task all in itself!