Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Another one down

My fellow urban farmer, Esperanza, came over today to help me end the life of our second rooster.

He was gorgeous.

It wasnt a whole lot of fun, and I really appreciated her help. I don't feel badly, apologies to my old, years-of-vegetarianism self, but I suppose when I enjoy killing a chicken, that's the time to go back to not eating meat. We discovered, as we dressed his body, that he had an impressive pair of, well, balls. This was one serious rooster. I'm going to do a search for recipes for old roosters -- this isn't a bird to fry or roast. I'm thinking very assertive spices and lots of moist cooking.

It wasn't all slaughter here today. We talked about food, and growing gardens, and what kinds of things our families were eating and why, and the funny names that homebirthers in the area give their children (can you say "Pterodactyl" as a middle name? I kid you not), and how we dealt with insect pests and could you use a garden clipper to cut the head off of a turkey?

Good times.
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At 10:41 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

Oh my... well if I come across any special recipes for old roosters I'll be sure to send them your way! lol

At 5:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stuff that bad boy in the crock pot with some onions and potatoes!

No slaughtering here but the hens have started laying eggs, yippee!

At 7:38 AM, Blogger Katherine said...

Isn't that the kind of thing you find in the old Joy of Cooking? How to dress a boar; how to cook an old rooster? He was beautiful though.

A friend is a doula and she said there was an upsurge in babies named Anakin each time a Star Wars movie came out. No Padmes, thankfully.

At 11:57 AM, Blogger String Bean said...

You could try a stew. Works well for tough cuts of meat or tough old rooster balls.

Seriously Pterodactyl? LMAO! That's a terrible name to give a child. That kid's going to be tormented.

At 10:20 AM, Blogger Robin said...

This may be a really stupidly obvious response, but as I didn't see it mentioned I'll go there. What about coq au vin?? I think that is a dish specifically designed for old roosters.

At 9:34 AM, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Quote of the week: "It wasn't all slaughter here today." Ha!

Pterodactyl--child cruelty? I think so...

Gorgeous rooster. I don't do meat, but I think crock pot is the way to go.


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