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Friday, November 8, 2013

Don't Forget

I am sick; another sore throat. I'm a little worried because the last sore throat turned out to be a vicious strain of strep that took two courses of hardcore antibiotics and a full three weeks to subdue. So I'm taking it super easy, drinking hot lemon water with honey and staying wrapped up in bed all day watching reruns of the Office on Netflix.

A few quick notes so I don't forget: sick or not sick, I have to be at Zion's holiday bazaar tonight and tomorrow morning, because I am in charge of the free ornament making for kids. All the posters say Free Ornament Making for Kids. If I'm not there, there's probably a lot of cranky moms who expected to be able to shop for knick-knacks in peace while little Jimmy got glitter all over himself under my watchful eyes. I think I have all the supplies I need but I might need to make a last minute run to Michael's for glue or something like that.

I picked a large bunch of delicious hot mustard greens from the greenhouse this morning - it does wonders for clogged up sinuses. I just chomp on it raw, and it clears me right out for a while. It's nice to have fresh tender young greens in mid-November, after the first frost.

The turkeys have a date with doom. I called around and found a guy who processes them for ten to twelve dollars a bird, depending on size. This time of year he's booked solid, so I have to get up at the crack of dawn next saturday and have them all over in Lynden by 7 am. I don't know how I'm going to transport them yet. Challenge for another day. It also means our Thanksgiving turkey will be frozen, but I'm not worried about that. Most of my Thanksgiving turkeys throughout the years have been frozen and I don't think it does them any harm. The part I'm not sure about is what to do with the other three. There isn't room in the freezer for four turkeys - especially not these big mothers. I think they are each in the twenty-five pound range. Maybe I will throw up a Craigslist ad, see if I can sell two of them.

Okay, that about taxed me. Going back to bed now. See y'all on the flip side.


Laura said...

If you have a camper shell on your truck (do you have a truck?) just put them in there the night before with bedding of shavings or straw, and some water. You can also make "containers" from hog panels, if your birds are big enough not to fit through the holes.