Early Sunday morning, coffee and Pee Wee's Playhouse are coursing through my veins! Haaahaaa!!! I can't think of a better way to start off my day. I went to bed pretty early last night anyway, I had a busy day on Saturday.
Saturday was my chicken butchering and processing day for my members. I was very, VERY fortunate that it was so balmy for an early December day, I think 40+ degrees and sunny. I also had a lot of helpers that made the process go much quicker, I think we only spent 2 hours processing. Everything went off without a hitch, and we all got to hang out afterward.
To me, that time to be with my friends is priceless. We all had some beers, ate food and had some good conversation. If I can have a direct effect on people, let them think about and see how their food is raised, seeing things come full circle, it's pretty incredible to me. Having open dialog without being judged, without getting defensive if we are questioned. I am reminded that we all, for the most part are doing what we think is best for us and people around us. Encouragement is what we need to give to each other.
The animals that I raise not only provide food, they are crucial to fertilizing the garden spaces. The new property could really use the power of poop to make the veggies grow. Bob put up the hoop house that now houses our three geese and chickens. There is a little fenced in yard for them to be outside in, but mainly they just want to be in the hoop house. All the digging, scratching, and pooping will really make the ground fantastic for future veggies.
Well, today it seems like I'll be making soap, processing some venison, and maybe, just maybe cutting down a little pine tree to have in the house for the holiday season. I have never had a tree for the Christmas season, and I'm still not sure if I will. Cats and trees with decorations just don't seem like a good mix. Though I enjoy the smell of pine in the house. Anyway, cheers to friends, thoughtful conversation, and the community I'm part of! Cheers to Pee Wee Herman and coffee!
Thanks for the support!
Born and raised in a small town, then moved back to the same small town. Jill of many trades and happy to be so.