Autumn continues. Each morning we awake to a cloudless sky, bright sunshine, and crisp frosty leaves beneath our feet. Each night we enjoy a spectacular sunset. Thinking of my friends in the Pacific Northwest (my original home) the weather couldn't be more opposite! Happy snow!
Generally speaking, things have settled down here in the "shots rang out" department...apparently the first wave has bagged their quarry--or missed and gave up. (Somebody this morning let fly with a volley of nine shots--I mean if it takes that many, I wonder what the thing looked like--or did it get away? You know those dotted lines you see in the "How to Butcher a Deer" book....maybe the "hunter" decided to cut with his gun!) At any rate, things are relatively peaceful for the moment, but will doubtless crank up again beginning tomorrow.
We did in one of our turkeys. A gobbler that weighed 14 pounds after cleaning. No selection was needed. We simply took the one that on the previous night had managed to fly off the garage roof and break both its legs. So, not being able to fly OR walk, OR eat, it seemed a prudent thing to dispatch the invalid for purposes of culinary delight on turkey day. MM is the dispatcher (thank goodness)(quicky done with a .22 shell at close range); I am the "everything else" part of getting the bird to the table--the plucker, cleaner-outer, the stuffer, the roaster, and ....finally, the eater!
Now, for the rest of the dinner: squash, potatoes, stuffing-- a mixture of homeground cornmeal and dried bread, saved over the past month, onions, celery; Brussels sprouts, pumpkin pie with Marigold's whipping cream or ice cream--all homegrown with the exception of the wheat in the pie crust and cranberries which are a necessary "store-bought' indulgence.
To all my wonderful online friends, please forgive my tardiness; I am very behind on comments, but will catch up in the next couple of days. Thank you, too, for your sweet and loving support for my comments on my last post.
Carla! So LOVELY to hear from you, girl! More to all of you later on! It's that spinning wheel that is distracting me! And I am prodding MM to get my Dye House finished! :-)) He hates plumbing!
More during the next couple of days! Love you all!