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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

…You aren’t Chuck Norris.  Sorry, couldn’t resist. I wish I could say that the new and improved washing machine chicken plucker is like a washing machine on steroids.  More accurately, it’s like a washing machine on crutches.  And roller skates. … Continue reading

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Ready!

I finished the plucker and scalder tonight.  No pictures because it was quite dark when I finished.  I ended up spending two hours waiting to get the Jeep inspected before we could go to Lowe’s to get the rest of … Continue reading

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Ohh Man!

This morning when we hit the traffic jam in Northern VA, we pulled up behind a car with one of the greatest license plates, ever.  “OHH MAN”.  Very appropriate. We finished early today so I was able to almost finish … Continue reading

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Chicken Plucker: Part Two

After finished a new chicken tractor for the Freedom Rangers this morning, I got back to the chicken plucker.  I made a couple stupid mistakes along the way and basically had to start over.  That’s what I get for trying … Continue reading

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Chicken Plucker: Part One

When I bought 50 meat chickens, I started to think very seriously about how to butcher them.  In the past, we’ve butchered 10 or 15 at a time, skinning the birds instead of plucking.  If they’re young, they skin easily. … Continue reading

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My new washing machine…

… is so beautiful! I am hoping the clothes become as clean and pretty as the machine. If it doesn’t, we’re not out much. We paid $40 for the washer (asking price $35), a hand-crank meat slicer (asking price was … Continue reading

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One Man’s Trash…

Yesterday was the annual Route 11 Yard Crawl, so named because we could have crawled through peoples’ yards faster than we drove down Route 11.  Hundreds of yard sales were set up along the 50 mile stretch, selling everything from … Continue reading

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