So the deed was done, and on Sunday I made a nice dinner of roasted chicken with a side of au gratin potato. The butchering chore was preceded that morning by a breakfast of French toast sprinkled with summer blackberries pulled from the freezer. I even tossed a chunk of butter on top.
|Mmmmm.... French Toast|
|The potatoes were easy; one potato-sliced thin, grated parmesan and heavy cream...|
The dogs needed to get out and run, so I took a nice walk late afternoon to check fence lines and have a look around. The creek back in the woods was frozen, but I could still hear the little waterfall underneath the ice and snow. The dogs very much enjoyed the walk and slept well in the warm kitchen the rest of the day. Although, they seem to be confused as to which bed is in tended for which dog.
|Louie on the hunt...|
|Checking the Fence|
|There's a waterfall under there somewhere...|
Later in the evening when it was time to bring the horses in for the night and feed everyone else, I ended up needing Louie's assistance to help catch the turkey hen that escaped her pen. She's done this three times now, so last night I clipped her wings. Hopefully this will put an end to that. Her name is now "Lady Houdini..."