How far would you want to go to a processor? Or, were you really wanting to learn how to do it yourself? (There is a processor in the New Paris/Goshen area for a reasonable price....I understand that folks go there from as far away as FW.)
On processing, this is my favorite video that may be helpful. We got to get a "lesson" like you are hoping for with some folks we knew here locally but we've only done it that one time. But this video was extremely helpful. I think we could have done it after having read some resources and watching this, but it was nice to have the guidance of someone that had done it to ask questions as we went.
Wow that video is really great! He makes it look so easy. The part that has me nervous is the eviseration. I've heard that one can cause problems. But he made it look really easy. I am also still a little confused about how a killing cone works since he didn't use one. And i think that slitting the neck would be a really difficult step.
I am not sure if I would rather learn to do it or hire a processor. I think it would be a good skill to have, but I am also nervous about killing an animal (and my husband isn't any less nervous about it than I am). I wrestle back and forth on that. Long term I think re would like to learn, short term probably depends on whether we can find someone affordable nearby. I think Goshen might be a little far away, but it is a possibility. Do you have the contact info for them?