Dyeing of old age is a previlidge hens dont get here. When they are of decent age they usualy end in a pot. “Old hen makes good soup” is a proverb here. This proverbs meaning is to respect older women but it can allso be taken literaly. Hens, no matter the age, boiled with veggies for hours make great broth, the meat is then cooled, minced, mixed with some milk soaked bread, egg, onion, pancetta and fryed in oil. The broth used to boil in some noodles. One hen can this way make a great 2 corse meal.
On wasps, l like to use black powder. I used to use petrol but this is tricky to get to burn in the hole. A few spoons of black powder in the hole and a heawy rock on top pushes hot gases directly in the nest. Usualy they have 2 entrances and once lit, the fire starts in one hole, proceeds trugh the nest and exits as smoke in the other hole. Often it throws out a fistfull of roasted wasps
Edit: Mike, digging carcases under trees is a realy good idea. Not only that the decaying body provides nutrients, gophers cant stand the smell and leave the roots alone. My grandfather always burryed dead cats under young trees, althugh l am sure if he had a WK gasifier he wuld rather gasify them