Urban Basics

Getting back to basics in an urban setting

Homestead Butchering

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Well its official! We are producing our own meat! I had my new fried Megan come teach me how. The first time, we butchered 4 rabbits. This past week we butchered 2 rabbits and four roosters! To date, we have eaten one of the rabbits and one of the roosters. I made chicken broth using the smallest rooster and shredded the chicken meat for dinner. We used the home made chicken broth for Thanksgiving dinner in our stuffing. I feel pretty accomplished! Today I need to use my pressure canner to can up the rest of the broth in jars.

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Author: stephdt3

My 3 children and I live on 14 acres in Savannah Ga. I have worked hard at turning the property into a thriving, self sufficient homestead. It has been a learning experience and a lot of hard work but its so worth it. I don't understand how our country became so consumer driven. We have lost so much of our production way of life. It is my goal to get back to basics any way that I can. My three children used be so hooked on TV, video games, computers, iphones and ipads. And while they still like those things, they now spend just as much time outside as they do inside. I hope by learning to raise chickens and rabbits, growing gardens, raising goats and riding horses and spending more time outdoors in general, my children will learn to love and appreciate a simpler way of life. I knew nothing about homesteading when I started this journey but I have learned so much and love every minute of it.

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