I have built a chicken plucker based on Herrick Kimball's plans from Whizbang Books. Herrick also writes a superb blog called The Deliberate Agrarian. Herrick is a good Christian guy and I recommend anything he writes or sells (even if he is a yankee!) More on the plucker and meat chickens later, but for now, here's our video of Callie using the plucker:
It's that time of year again! Every year about mid-October we fire up the wood furnace and it stays lit until April or so, depending on the weather. This will be our 5th winter with this stove, so we have plenty of experience with an outdoor wood furnace in case anyone is interested. I know what the advertising says and I know what the reality is. So let's get started!