Thanksgiving weekend

>> Friday, November 28, 2008

We have been blessed to have three of our children here for the weekend. Craig made his "appearance" by phone as we were beginning to eat our feast on Thursday. Anna and her family picked up Mark and Tana on their trip down, arriving about 11:00 P.M. Wednesday evening.

Our meal was 90% or more "homegrown." The turkeys were raised on the farm by Darryl. We enjoyed the potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, home canned pickles, fresh salad (greens from the garden and greenhouse), cornbread dressing and cornbread muffins, pumpkin pies, apple crisp, blackberry cobbler--all home grown or obtained locally. The apples were from a neighborhood orchard and the blackberries were picked on the farm or neighboring farms.

An added blessing was the "arrival" of another deer. A fellow came by about 8:00 P.M. or so with a nice doe he had shot with a crossbow. Since the modern firearm season was over we weren't anticipating receiving another deer. With the ones Darryl and I shot and the ones given to us we've had 8 deer to provide our meat for the next year--plus we plan to serve some good backstrap tomorrow morning and some roasts tomorrow afternoon. Also, a bit will be going to Wisconsin and Illinois on Sunday.


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