Life on a family farm
in the wilds of
Upstate New York
Sunday, November 27, 2016
What do you say
About these drab wintry days? I try to write something here every day, but we have been so busy with holidays and deer and deer and holidays that I have fallen down on the job. Had the first of the venison sausage this morning. Practice makes perfect and all, and it came out great this year. Good job, Al and Liz. If you want to see the processing efforts visit the View at Northview over in the sidebar.
Meanwhile, Uncle Alan picked up a Christmas tree yesterday and had a ball decorating with Peggy. She wan't all that interested at first, but once she realized what was in all those old cardboard boxes and what you did with the little silvery balls and shiny horses and doggies, she was enthralled. And so were we, watching and laughing. I was out here in the kitchen when I heard the Border Collie ornament come out of the box.... "Ooh, look Uncle Alan, Finn!" I have a resin carousel music box Ralph's brother and sister-in-law gave us that she was over the moon about. And the train that my dad gave us that goes under the tree, she was raving to her dad about it when he got home from work.
So the days have been full with stuff...... And...today we have to cut that second buck. Should go faster as we are not going to grind him, but just cryovac large pieces for roasts and chuck roast style cooking. Guess I had better get busy getting ready for another busy day.