Growing Up Agrarian

We are four Christian, homechurched, homeschooled, homesteading, agrarian children growing up in Central Texas on a Ranch. We are Tracy,(15) Jennifer,(10) Robert,(9) and Sarah(5) Bunker. We also have one more brother, Thomas Shepard Bunker, who is in the courts of glory. We like to read books, raise animals, and play on the land. Tracy will be writing about the stuff we do. We hope you enjoy our Adventures!


News from the Butcher Block

Hello from the Ranch!

I have been doing a lot of butchering this week, a lot of butchering, folks. We have done 9 pigs since the beginning of December and I did 6 chickens just this morning. I am so thankful to Dad for teaching me how to do this, because I am beginning realize the importance of it. Mom and I have also been doing a lot of canning. Ms. Irby, Mr. Woods, and Mr. Brailey have been helping with it as well, as some of the pork was theirs. This month has been educational for a lot of people (including me!) thus far.

I am planning on writing a bit about my experience during the December Project around the first of the month. I mean, I will try, but we all know how that can go. I will basically be posting about what I learned and how it was for me. If you have absolutely no idea what the December Project is, you should go read this post on Dad's blog.

You should also enjoy this Agrarian Marimba by Kelly Sustaire if you check it out here.

Speaking of Sustaires, there's a new one on the way! Mrs. Sustaire will be delivering, Lord Willing, sometime in January. This will be Ella Sustaire's new baby sister or brother! My profile pic is of me holding Ella. ( which I do a lot )

Well I better get going and ... can ... or ... butcher ... or something like that.

The Butcherin' Farmgirl



Blogger Victoria Rebecca said...

Wow, my dad would love you. My parents are both from Jamaica, and my dad love to go to a local farm, buy a goat, and do the entire butchering process by himself. Maybe I'll go with him one time. My brother loves to describe the process, but the way he does it makes me feel squeamish.:)


2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this update Tracy!
Yes, you've done alot of butchering/canning alright. Nice to hear you say you see the value in it and are appreciating the additional skills being acquired. Gods ways teach us so much more, than those of the much more practical and enduring, for ours and others benefit/sustenance.

Praise God for your obedience to Him. Looking forward to hearing more about this from you in January!

Mrs. Haggerty

7:06 PM  

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