I've been searching around on here for scalding ideas. I don't want to make anything too technical yet. I know a lot of people use old turkey fryers or old hot water heaters. How about a large lobster pot over a fire outside? If I do this, what's the best way to build the fire pit? Do I get cinder blocks and make a stand of some sort out of them? Like a square that's missing one side? As you can tell - I'm not too familiar with this sort of thing. I called a local farmer I found and I'll probably be going over his place today to pick up a couple adult chickens that I could use for meat. I may keep them for a week - feeding what I want to feed them, and then process on Sunday. He said he's got all sorts of chickens to choose from. I don't think he has any meat specific, but I'd pick up a couple DPs. I heard he also keeps rabbit. I'm hoping he has some already processed rabbit meat I could buy. I'd like to try to make my grandmother's rabbit stew. I haven't had that in AGES.