first lil piggy went to market :-(

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ChicknJ, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. ChicknJ

    ChicknJ Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Central Florida
    well, I knew this day was coming, but gosh darn, it isn't easy. My husband and I just dropped off the first of our two yorkie gilts. I reminded myself always what these girls were here for, but geez, ........I sure don't like this part of the deal.

    Trying to keep in mind the goal of raising our own meat and veggies. I guess in retrospect, I'm glad it's bothering me and I'm grateful for the opportunity to raise them.

  2. chinbunny

    chinbunny In a hutch

    Aug 24, 2009
    You'll get used to doing it after awhile.
  3. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    I know it's hard, but just think of what a great life yours had as opposed to the factory farmed pigs.
  4. farrier!

    farrier! Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    It is better when you get back nicely packaged meat. It is really better when you cook some.........what a difference in taste!!!!!!
    I have hauled pigs and cattle to the butchers. I cannot eat my goats or it seems chickens either... [​IMG]

    I am happy to say we can do quail.
  5. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I guess since we've been raising chickens for meat so long that when we took our steer 2 weeks ago to the butcher it didn't bother me AT ALL.

    You have to look at it this way...You did the right thing, loving and caring for the meat that you eat.

    Everytime we butcher chickens, pigs or cows we always have to listen to my family say how SAD it is. I got in their face one day to explain what a wonderful life our animals have had instead of growing up in a feed lot and being shipped to a slaughterhouse. We feel better about ourselves knowing we don't support the cruelty of animals. Besides, the food tastes soooo much better then what you buy at the grocery store.

    There's nothing wrong with feeling sad [​IMG] I bet all the love you feel will make the meat taste even better [​IMG]

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