On one of my previous visits to the farm I had asked Daniel and Susan about their slaughter methods. For those of you who have read The Omnivore's Dilemma, they follow Joel Salatin's method of raising and slaughtering their chickens as described in wonderful detail in the pages of the book. I asked if I could observe sometime and Susan said absolutely. I'm not sure if I'm ready for that yet, but I like that I have the option.
I'm writing this on Sunday but I wanted to capture the essence of how we felt as we were eating this wonderful chicken. Here is a little soundbite from Saturday's meal...
Rob and Andra~ Oooooh, mmmmm!
Rob~ grunt, mmmm, pap, pap, pap.
Andra~ *eyes rolling into the back of her head*
Rob and Andra~ Mmmmm, smack, pap, slurp, grunt, yummmm!
I urge you to find local farmers in your area and try this for yourself. See where your food comes from and look the people who are growing it in the eye and you will know that you are getting the absolute freshest, healthiest, most delicious food nature has to offer. No factory, no processing, no slick advertising needed.