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Killing My First Chicken: Thanksgiving 2011
December 5, 2011, 9:15 pm
Filed under: Paraguay

Me killing a chicken

Thanksgiving calls for Turkey, but when you make a $300 a month salary, Peace Corps Volunteers get creative with the cheaper options. Thus, my group of friends that I celebrated Thanksgiving with decided that we should be all Paraguayan and kill our own fowl instead. I jumped at this opportunity to experience such an important part of Paraguayan culture.

Unfortunately, I actually didn’t kill this chicken as much as horribly maimed. I couldn’t seem to snap the neck- perhaps I don’t have the killer instinct in me. Our Paraguayan neighbor grew impatient with me and grabbed the chicken, cleanly ending it’s life. At the very least I got to pluck all of the feathers and take out the innards, but something tells me that I cannot leave this country until I have actually personally killed my very own chicken. I am sure there will be opportunities galore for the next 2 years to do this.

Thanksgiving this year was amazing with all of my Peace Corps friends. I am so thankful for all of them. Please check out my friend Joanna’s blog post for pictures and more details.

Happy belated Thanksgiving from Paraguay!

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I need pics of my chicken adventure.You got those right?

Comment by T

I do but unfortunately my camera cord is not working, grrr… Julia has them on her computer though!

Comment by brittanygoesglobal

remember when you used to be vegan? myyyyy how the times have changed. haha!!

Comment by hillary

you make $ 400 that’s good Brittany…I make only $ 200 a month?? money is nothing .. be satisfy what we have make it…nobody carry with them to the heaven or hell…. isn’t it??

Comment by Tanka

Hillary is right Brit! you did used to be vegan! The kato misses u!

Comment by kate Boroian (brittany's sister

cool picture riping off the chickens head i know your sister she’s in my class and i remember u coming in bye

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