Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 160 x 2
We raise our own chickens, pigs & have raised 2 steers before. The bigger critters we had the knacker come in to do the killing and butchering, mainly because we wanted it done humanely and fast, but we helped with the aftermath (including 'salvaging' fresh offal). The chickens are DIY slaughter via hatchet.
Below are links to blog posts involving animal slaughter on our place. Graphic, but informative, if you've never participated or observed.
Where bacon comes from « Seven Trees Farm
Summer projects & rotten rooster remedy… « Seven Trees Farm
yeah, I am thinking about that steer...I think the hanging place we use for the goats and sheep will not be big/strong enough for it. Might have to hang it from the excavator bucket.
Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )