Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thank you, Bird Flu

Most years we buy a fresh turkey when they go on sale, as close to the holiday as possible.

Then we also purchase a frozen one and save it to enjoy later.

Fresh birds were so expensive a week ago we decided to forgo one and buy a frozen one.

What with the army that marches through here every day, we like a big one, over 20 pounds...way over, if that is an option.

The girls went to get me a bird yesterday so it would have time to thaw. However, wherever they went all the large frozen turkeys were already gone. They ended up getting me a fresh one after all, and only just a 20-pounder.

S'okay, at least we have a turkey. And if we didn't we have venison. And beef.

Hope you all have a delightful holiday and not be too tired out when it is over.


Jan said...

I took out a second mortgage and went with a spiral sliced ham this year.

ellie k said...

This is a bit long but I think you will find it interesting, it was in the paper today but I don't know how to copy it from the paper, so here goes. UF Finds hope in battle against citrus greening. Lake Alfred--Researchers at the University of Florida say they have good news in the war against citrus greening: genetically modified citrus trees that show enhanced resistance to the disease. According to a news release sent Monday by the school, researachers at UF's Institute of Foos and Agricultural Sciences has used a gene isolated from a plant that's a member of the mustard family to creat the new trees. The experiment resulted in trees that exhibited enhanced resistance to greening, reduced the disease severite and even several trees that remained disease-free after 36 months in a field with deased trees. The journal PLOS ONE recently published a paper on the study. Greening is spread by the Asian citrus psyllid, it causes the fruit to drop early and eventually kills the tree.

ellie k said...

This was in the Tampa paper today and it seemed like something you might like to read. So far my son in law has lost between 5 and 6 thousand trees. The groove looks so bad seeing all the places where trees used to be. These are trees he help his dad plant when he was 12 or 13, he is 46 now. Happy Thanksgiving. sorry about the small turkey, The biggest one I saw at Cosco was 17 lbs.

Terry and Linda said...

I can NOT believe the cost of groceries...it takes way too much now to buy much of anything.


Linda said...

I've noticed groceries have gone up a LOT too. We missed the buzzard at our Thanksgiving this year.....maybe I'll do one this weekend in honour of yours ;)

lisa said...

I still had one of our turkeys left. Thank goodness. I will have to go buy one if we want one for Christmas though.

threecollie said...

Jan, we gave serious consideration to a ham, but decided in the end to do that for Christmas. I got up at 4 and completely did the turkey....it is boned and put away, and I am so proud of myself! lol

Ellie, thank you so much for the info! I will definitely be using it. What a shame about the lost trees! My uncle and aunt recently sold their farm, along with a whole forest of red pines he and his family planted when he was young. We were all sad to see it go, but it was time for them to stop working so very hard. All the best to you and your family, at what must be a very hard time for you.

Linda, they sure have! A lot more!

Lisa, good deal Ours is done now, and will be reheated tomorrow. I just can't do it all in one day unless I make the stuffing in the microwave..and I have killed more than one microwave in that manner. have a great day tomorrow. Hope you all feel better soon!

Cathy said...

Hope your gathering was filled with smiles and lots of your good cooking :)