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 lifeā€”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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New Hive Inspection With Kids

In this video I check in on the health and vitality of the two new colonies of Carniolans I installed about three weeks ago. I have a little beekeeper apprentice working along side me this time.

Installing Package Bees the Easy Way

This video records two methods for introducing another bundle of bees. One way exhibits the more customary strategy for shaking the honey bees from the bundle into the Langstroth Hive. The other strategy exhibits how to just place the new honey bee bundle specifically into the hive.

Preparing Garden Beds On San Juan Island

This is my first year planting a garden on this permaculture homestead. It marks a major milestone and brings a great sense of accomplishment to my psyche. When we first moved to the San Juan Islands, I had thought I'd have a small garden in the first year. Oh how...

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