Over the last couple of weeks Naomi's first couple of teeth have come through. To celebrate this fact Marceline decided to cook a nice meal. So off she went to the market to buy some fresh ingredients. I wondered through the kitchen a little later to do some washing. There was a live chicken on the floor. Not even in a basket this time. At first I thought it had wondered in from outside (as they often do this). However it was sitting very still and I soon realised that's because it's legs were tied together. This chicken is the fresh ingredients for out special lunch.
*Vegetarians and chicken lovers may not want to read the following paragraph*
A hour or so later it was time to kill the chicken, so we watched Marceline to see how it is done. Dig a little hole in the soil for the blood to go, get a sharp knife unfortunately (for the chicken) none of our knives are really that sharp. Next she grabbed it by the feet and wings managed to hold them between her legs as she then grabbed the head and slit the throat. Took a few cuts due to the not-so-sharp knife but she got there in the end. The head came completely off and the chicken was still flapping its wings around. Of course I have heard the saying 'running around like a headless chicken' but I did not realise they actually can run around. Poor little chicken. So the headless chicken then got immersed in hot water, so that the blood comes out and the wings are easier to remove.
A few hours later we all sat and enjoyed our fresh chicken. Sheila was very happy as she got the feet to eat.