Monday, July 6, 2009

Well We'll Kill the Old Red Rooster When She Comes...

The good folks at Hrafinstaad Homestead over in Beaverton, OR are putting on a second poultry butchering class for anyone who couldn't get a space at their immensely popular first class. This is a great skill to learn and very valuable information for anyone raising urban poultry. Here's the scoop from Rois at Hrafinstaad:

I also have exciting news, we are teaching a second Chicken Butchering Class on August 1st here at our house. We had lots of people interested in the first one. So many in fact we had to start a wait list. If any of you missed out on the first one I have listed some of the basic information below.

When : Sat August 1st @ 10 AM - until we are done.
Where: Hrafinstaad Homestead in Beaverton Oregon
Cost: $15 per person
**We have a max of 10 people for this class**
What: Learn to cull,pluck and gut your own chickens. ****Bring your own bird.****
Our last class filled up fast be sure to sign up soon.If we continue to have such a great response we will continue to hold more classes in the future.


  1. What is the meaning of "Kill the old red rooster" in the song OH!SUSANNA?

  2. Well, let's start with the fact that the lyric "...kill the old red rooster..." is not from the the song 'Oh Susanna'. The song is 'She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain' and it's a variation of the Negro spiritual 'When the Chariot Comes'. Most folks consider it a children's song. No one knows who wrote the alternate version or what the lyrics mean. Like many old folks songs for children, the lyrics are often times just meant to be silly and touch on daily life subject cooking a rooster.