Sunday, 20 December 2015
The Turkey Shed Is Empty
The fire is lit
We are both showered
I have a cup of tea
The plates are warming
Martin has gone to collect a take away
It has been a week end of hard work
The Turkey shed is now empty
If you are squeamish don't progress any further
This week-end we had to get the turkeys done,
along with the normal chores
we were in the barn working away listening to Christmas songs on the radio.
Martin was on catching and killing duty
He did them one at a time brought them into the barn
and tied them up
I was chief plucker washer, weighing bagging and pricing
Martin also did the gutting he also helped with the plucking
We finished the task at 7pm this evening
Cleaned up the kitchen and barn
My finger tips hurt, my hands ache my shoulders ache
Its a great feeling that its all done
The biggest of the Turkeys was 16lb 8oz and that was collected this afternoon.
The others are all going back with Martin on Tuesday we have customers for them.
The smallest 7lb 7oz we are putting in the freezer.
Tired and very satisfied that we are putting some lovely meat on friends tables this Christmas
they have a nice layer of fat on them, they have been raised outdoors, no medications have been needed, they have all been healthy and problem free.
The rest of my week is free, all gifts are made and wrapped, no Christmas shopping to do
I might get some greenery brought in and decorate ready for the holidays.