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.
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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.
This is a follow up video to the Bee Package Installation video that documents two different ways of installing new bee colonies.
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.
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...