Ashley Cottonwood

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Tereza Okava wrote:As a dog owner, I would love to have access to organic (or non-commercial) chicken organs, carcasses, necks, backs etc. that come from a good source. I wonder if that could be a sales avenue for you?

It's kind of a grey area... I think I could still get in trouble with the health inspectors here.
2 hours ago

James Landreth wrote:I think it's totally worth harvesting the above organs. Have you eaten offal before?

Hey James,

No, I've not eaten offal before. Closest I've come is making broth with chicken feet.

To honest, I've been making my friends with dogs super happy with the feet. That was the first thing I tried to harvest and it went well. Keeping them properly cooled seemed less imperative because I new I would boil them. I harvested some hearts for my Grandma because she loves them, but haven't eaten them myself.
13 hours ago
Eating the soup right now!

15 hours ago
Perry's at it again! Purple platypus getting all the PEP BBs!

Perry prepping!

Plenty of produce for Perry!

Chicken broth, from roast chicken carcass. Raised the bird myself! :)

Voila! Chicken Noodle Soup!

Soup Recipe:

- 2 Knuckles of Ginger
- 2 Small Onions
- 4 Cloves of Garlic
- 3 Carrots
- 3 Celery Stalks
- 1 Large Beet
- 1 Cup of Peas
- 2 Cups of Chopped Kale
- 3 Cups Sourdough Noodles
- Coriander To taste
- Bragg's
- Sea Salt
- 12 Cups Chicken Broth

I recently learned to slaughter my own chickens, I even got a poultry licence so I could sell them legally. I'm learning a lot quickly!

One thing that I'm looking to improve on is harvesting organs during the slaughter process. Previously, I had found it too burdensome as I was so focused on getting the rest of the slaughtering process correct. Now that I have more experience I would like to reduce the waste, increase my harvest efficiency, and learn to eat new things. I'm also raising a pig for the first time this year, and would have access to organ meat of a larger animal.

What are the best organs to harvest for nutrition?

What are the easiest organs to harvest?

Are there organs you avoid eating? (I've read that some organs accumulate toxins?)

Thanks Permies!

15 hours ago
They look good to me Mike! I might have to start on my sand badges for electricity!

I'm hoping to convert my shed into a tiny house this Summer. I'm guessing it will give me the opportunity to gain some BBs!
3 days ago
The results of the carve a spoon BB...

I may have to try again... with proper tools this time!
3 days ago
Perry is the Purple PEP Platypus is back to help putter!

Floor before (Perry for dust bunny size reference)



3 days ago