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Previous Entry Houston, we have... Apr. 13th, 2010 @ 08:33 am Next Entry
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Date:April 13th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
Ah that is great - you made it look so easy - now *I* want to try to make soap. Would you share the recipe? or the link where you found it?

The thing with eating the goats - you can't eat your first goats...but once you know what you want and you have it - you can say - while the momma is pregnant - okay kids all girls out of this litter are going to be sold and the boys are going to be dinner. Or we are keeping the girls and the boys will be dinner. And as soon as you see you have a freezer bound boy - name him something food related. Our rule is that if a boy doen't sell as a pet in 4 months - he becomes food. My kid is 9 - we started doing our own chickens when he was 3. He doesn't help process, he doesn't want to be around when the animals are killed - he is fine about eating them afterwards though.
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Date:April 13th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we gave up on eating these goats. They have a home here pretty much forever (well...maybe not Jayne. We're gonna see what sort of improvement he gives to the Cashmeres.)...but we can NOT keep all of 'em. We need 20 for the exemption.....but I am NOT going to milk 20 goats every day. :lol: I want 1 more PB Nubian doe for the milk; the Cashmeres can be fiber/meat. :nods:

This year was "Firefly" for names - the suggestion was made to name all freezer-bound ones "Reaver". :snicker: *I* suggested "Fajita", "Cabrito", etc.....we'll see. Herself said she's not against raising broiler chickens, as long as she doesn't know who she's eating. Goats, though...they're so personable that it'll be harder.
Date:April 14th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
when we had extra boys and had to send them to freezer camp we made sure we processed two at a time for that very reason - you don't know who you are eating - My sister wouldn't help with the processing until they were missing the head and skin - then she couldn't tell who was who.
Chickens *are* easier - more anonymous. With any meat animal it is easier if they are all the same color. We are still trying to decide if we will do the boers ourselves or send them in to be done.
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