Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Today was my last pick-up from the butcher. We have a huge chest freezer, but it only holds so much. It is amazing how much meat a pig yields in a relatively short time period. So pick-ups require a fair amount of coordination, as I try to drop off as much as possible directly to buyers.

This is what was left after making four deliveries on the way back home! I managed to get it all in the freezer, except for the eight boxes containing sheep skins. They need to defrost so I can deal with them. SO not looking forward to that. It has had me in a crabby mood all day, just thinking about it. I have to run out for salt tomorrow morning, and pray that the skins don't defrost enough for me to have to deal with them tomorrow. If this cold snap keeps up, I may be able to delay the inevitable until others can help me on Thanksgiving day. Because that's how everyone wants to spend a holiday morning. It's a far cry from watching the Macy's Day Parade on the couch, that's for sure.


  1. Tis the season! I did pork runs the last two weekends. Good luck on the pelts.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. It is getting cold tonight. Play hooky and come the the parade with us!!

  3. Why not just ship the skin out frozen to Buck's? Happy Thanksgiving!