On Maintaining Equanimity During Last-Minute Plucking

When challenged by Her Majesty (and I so call her not for regal and commanding qualities but rather for her sovereignty), I maintained the possibility of a positive attitude while overseeing the late-planned progress of three chickens into the freezer.  I now reaffirm, if you use Really Hot Water and Really Sharp Knives and largely stick to your principles.  In this case, three principles, two conditions and one good call.

Principles:

  1. Do not work at temperatures approaching freezing.
  2. It is never faster to pluck two flight feathers at once rather than one.
  3. Avoid Barred Rocks.

Conditions:

  1. Hundreds of overflying geese calling reset me to a graceful zero each time.
  2. A sweet man bringing a beer to the sunset-lit porch.

Good call:

  1. Maintaining the awareness of my decision to pluck three chickens rather than the original five.

Saute fresh chicken livers in butter, then add sherry, sea salt, black currant jelly and a dash of balsamic vinegar.  Eat from the pan waving tongs at any who approach.  Spoils to the victor.

Your majesty.

Too tired for dinner


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About Lorca Smetana

White doves. Retreats. Insects. Languages. Making.
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One Response to On Maintaining Equanimity During Last-Minute Plucking

  1. Cherilyn says:

    When do you not have a positive attitude?

    Glad to hear things went well, despite the task and the hour. I still want to hear the comparison of turkey and chicken plucking. Happy puppy!

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