Well, have various jars of stuff marinading / macerating / getting all goodly :) Picked plantain the other day and have it on the kitchen windowsill in grapeseed oil. Tonight I picked a whack of comfrey, put some to dehydrate in the dehydrator, chopped the rest and popped it into another 1/2 gallon mason jar and also covered it with grapeseed oil. Then there is still the garlic in honey, and now there are 2 x quart jars in the garage fridge, one Korean soya garlic, the other a spicy pickled garlic - some of them are turning green / blue. I have a kombuchu scoby growing in some sweet tea, the water kefir grains are still in production, and seriously thinking of re-hydrating the milk kefir grains I have in the freezer and starting them too. Then have cranberries in honey from last year that I haven't tested yet, although we did open a jar of the apple pie moonshine I made a year ago, was really, really smooth and yummy. There is a jar of ginger bug bubbling away too :) Starting to look like a laboratory in there. Eyed the aloe vera plant, and think maybe I'll scrape some gel out and make something.
Cooked lunch today, turkey sausage, tumeric rice and brown gravy. Sadly my husband was late coming home, so I ate without him. Found I can't eat too late anymore as it doesn't want to stay down, either because I'm fat or old - neither one too nice :(.
Hopefully will get to butcher the 6 roosters tomorrow. Had to let the original 5 and one drake out the trailer when I needed it to deliver the sheep, but caught another 6 last night and popped them inside. Think a nice roast chicken would do nicely next week. Need to book the sheep and cow in for butcher. Just costs soo much, I'm seriously thinking about doing it myself. Chatted to my dad about it and he said that he remembers his granddad butchering during the war, but he was too young to help or actually know what was being done. Think if I had to buy a stainless steel blade for the bandsaw, clean it down well, do all the cutting and then switch out the blade again it might work. I have a butcher book, so think it's very doable. May not be as pretty, at least not the first one or three, but have the vacuum packer, scale to weigh.
Saw the horses, alpacas and 3 of the Scottish Highlands today, but nary a Jersey. Will go out to the hayfield tomorrow to check on them.
Noddy is such a cute little car. I still get major stares and curious people asking me about it. Can really pack a fair amount of groceries into it and he just sips oil. With my partner driving 200 miles on Wednesday and getting 51 mpg ! Suppose that makes up for when I drive at 90 mph.
Still looking at new furnaces. As the new ones are so small in comparison to the behemoth we currently have, thinking about moving it to the other side of the geyser, more towards the outside wall, then installing the add-on wood burner where it currently is. That would mean the I don't have to bash a wall down, but will need to do additional new ductwork. Wonder how hard that'll be ? Makes more sense that way.