In this video, I demonstrate how to slaughter American Buff Geese using both the Kill Cone Method and the Hatchet (chopping block) Method. I include measured results of bleed out.

It is my aim to manage all of my livestock using sustainable resilient and biodynamic values. Above all, my animals have a very peaceful life—free grazing, and natural breeding/brooding throughout.

The goal when dispatching any of my animals is to take their lives swiftly. It’s also important to “bleed out” the animals completely. There is some debate about the most effective and efficient method for accomplishing this. To prove the bleed out effectiveness, I measure the results in two jars side by side to show the differences between each method.

Tools Used:
Victorinox Swiss Classic:
8 Gallon Stainless Steel Pot:
High-Pressure Outdoor Gas Cooker:
Wrist Watch:

I use the Sony Digital Voice Recorder:
The quality of the GoPro HERO3+ is adequate for my needs:
Gimbal Stabilizer for GoPro:
When needing a second camera shoot or really high end, I use the Canon EOS 5D Mark II:
I piece it all together using Adobe Premiere Pro CC on a Macbook Pro and After Affects.

Dobro Mash by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (…)

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Mastitis Treatment without Antibiotics

In this video, I share an update on our progress with treating for mastitis for one of our Jersey Dairy Cows. We are doing everything possible to avoid using antibiotics and so far the signs are positive.

Muscovy Ducklings; New life on the Homestead

Muscovy ducks require an incubation time of about thirty-five days. It’s a taxing and restless time for the duck as she must protect the eggs, whilst keeping them at 100º for the entire cycle. Our little momma has done a fabulous job keeping these eggs protected.

Raising Muscovy Ducks and Their Behaviors

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