The Slowcook at Spydog Farm The Slowcook at Spydog Farm

A Fine Day for a Slaughter

August 6th, 2017 · No Comments · Posted in Blog

Andrew’s back!

Our opera-singing friend this year performs as the snake oil salesman in “L’elisire d’Amore” (The Elixir of Love)  at  Hubbard Hall and he hasn’t lost his magic touch with our Freedom Ranger broilers.

For some reason, opera singers are especially adept at eviscerating chickens. Maybe it’s the controlled breathing. Andrew showed his skills last time he was here two years ago, and this year he didn’t miss a beat when it came time for the July harvest.

We typically market 50 Freedom Rangers each month June through October. From the time they arrive here as baby chicks until they are bagged and offered for sale, our broilers are raised entirely by hand on green pasture with supplemental non-GMO feed from a local grower. When the time comes, we process by hand as well: I’m in charge of killing and plucking; my wife handles the eviscerating and final detailing. Clients often comment on how beautiful our finished birds truly are.

Andrew stays with us for almost a month rehearsing and performing the annual opera. In addition to helping Lane with eviscerating, he lends a hand daily feeding and watering the chickens and moving them to fresh pasture. It’s a great relief. If only he didn’t have to leave so soon.

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