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Baymule

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Right on @farmerjan! Industrial pork and don't forget the Cornish Cross chicken, just don't have much flavor. I would rather eat a 4-6 month scrawny layer breed rooster than a plump CCX. LOL LOL But I raies them anyway, because I have a customer that likes them and our DD and family likes them.
 

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I find that the cornish x have alot more flavor from being out on the grass/dirt, than the ones raised in stationary pens. I do not like the old scrawny barnyard rooster because I like dark meat and it is usually TOUGH. I did kill a bunch of laying hens a few years ago and they weren't too bad. Of course, most of them are best for soup and chicken salad type of uses, but the breast meat was decent and the rest got used for chopped up chicken meat.
 

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We will be butchering old layer hens soon. I cut the meat off the bone, simmer it enough to shrink the meat, pack in jars and can. I simmer the bones and can the broth. The meat comes out tender, great for cooking with, soups, chicken salad, anything. Full of flavor. The broth is a deep clear yellow, delicious. I can the backs and necks with rice, for the dogs.

Ah, but have they tried another type of meat bird to know the difference?
They have had my canned chicken. When they get sick, I take them canned chicken and broth. DD likes a can of Campbells chicken soup with a jar of my canned chicken meat and a jar of broth. That way, she gets the noodles. Grand daughters ask for "mean rooster soup" and "rooster juice". I have a mean rooster in the freezer that will join the ladies in a jar. :lol:
 

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All,

Sorry I have not been on for awhile. With this cooler weather, my Beautiful Gal and I have been working along the edges of the pasture for a good bit each day. By the time we get in, get showered, eat, and rest a bit, it's time for us to read (I read out loud to my Beautiful Gal each day for about 2 hours), and then go to bed. We have done that for a week. Yesterday, we quit rather early, so I was able to get back on, but I spent the entire time catching up on all of my alerts. Today I am now able to post.

Last night we had a pretty strong storm come through. We normally leave the windows in the bedroom open about 2" to get a breeze through. Around midnight the wind was so strong that it blew one of my Beautiful Gal's decor items off a table near the window, causing it to fall to the floor and break. I woke up and heard the wind and thunder. I closed the windows and went back to bed. This morning, we were able to see more what happened. First, the wind blew really hard from the southeast. The large barrel fan I bought last year at TSC had blown over. The wicker love seat that was on the south end of the porch had blown north until it collided with a heavy rocker. The cushion that was in the love seat blew way out into the pasture northwest of the house. But the worst damage was the large oak tree next to the driveway visible from the front porch was blown over. Here is what it looked like this morning:

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My Beautiful Gal was heartbroken over the loss of the tree. I was certainly disappointed. It always looked so peaceful and shady under that tree.

So this afternoon I started chopping up the tree with the chainsaw. I guess that I am about 1/4 done. I hope to finish tomorrow.

Nothing else going on here.

One final note: I have disabled the receipt of private messages. I wish that I could explain, but I cannot. The reason has nothing to do with the messages I have received in the past. It has everything to do with, well, I can't say. So please don't be offended if you try to send me a PM and are unable to do so. It has nothing to do with any one of you. It has everything to do with outside circumstances.

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All,

Sorry I have not been on for awhile.
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That is quite ok, we just went on having a conversation without you! :lol:

All,


One final note: I have disabled the receipt of private messages. I wish that I could explain, but I cannot. The reason has nothing to do with the messages I have received in the past. It has everything to do with, well, I can't say. So please don't be offended if you try to send me a PM and are unable to do so. It has nothing to do with any one of you. It has everything to do with outside circumstances.

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Is someone being mean or ugly to you? Do I need to open up a six pack of Old Lady From Texas Whup A$$ on them?

Sorry about your oak tree. It is almost like losing a friend. :(
 

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That was quite some tree and wind! Looks like it may have had some rot in the trunk?? Sorry you lost it, not the sort of thing you can just go out and replace.

Too bad you don't burn wood, in your area that one tree would likely serve the entire winter.

If any of us ever wants to PM you we can always post here for you to PM us first ;) I ASSUME if you initiate a PM, the recipient can respond.
 

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Glad you're okay! I was starting to wonder where you went!
I hope no one is bothering you, if they are let us know and we'll take care of em' :smack
And i'm sorry about that tree...that's too bad :( :hugs
 
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