Yep, they're gone. Woo-hoo. (I AM a blood-thirsty one, eh?) Due to a scheduling conflict (our friend was called in for some epic dumpster diving on Friday) we ended up butchering chickens on Saturday. It was a long day, to say the least. Our friend showed up about 6:15am, I made us all some breakfast, then the chopping and plucking began. By about 4 o'clock, we had all 48 chickens cleaned, bagged and in the freezer. Though I was a bit saddened, we also took care of wonky-legs. She was a nice chicken and all, but with 2 unworking legs, she was just scooting around on her belly and there was no way she was going to make it through the winter. She was kind of gross-looking and we decided we would just toss her instead of cleaning her and putting her with the rest of the gang in the deep freeze. Anyway, now that I've just got 20-some laying chickens left, chore time is much quicker, not only do they not eat as much, they're not nearly as messy as the broilers. Yesterday, I cleaned up the broiler chicken pen and hosed it down good, so my barn is all clean and sparkly.
WE got homecoming week off to a good start by going out TPing with his friends on Sunday night. Nothing like getting a good head start on the toilet paper distribution. They discovered it's more fun if you almost get caught, so when they're just about finished with their exterior decorating, one of the kids goes up and knocks on their victim's front door. One kid they called and asked him if he wanted to help them TP, when he said yes, they said then come on out and help us finish up, we're in your yard. Yeah, toilet papering is messy, but I guess there are so many worse things they could be doing that I'm not going to make a stink. Our house hasn't been hit yet, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.