We're having a *no buy food* month with the hope that we can make some room in the freezer for a cow. I reckon that's going to take longer than a month and now longer again as the son went out bush last night.
He went out yesterday afternoon, told me he'd be back soon, he was going to get a last load of wood. It gets dark, he's not back I have no idea what direction he has gone, he is out there alone with a chainsaw and no phone coverage. What mother wouldn't worry. I get a call about 7ish. Just a muffled "I have a pig" then nothing. I try ringing him but no signal from his end. Half hour later I get a text saying "be back in an hour" Hour and a half later he is back, comes to the door to show he's OK then back out in the cold and spends a long time gutting and cleaning this pig and I now have a week to find room for 80 kilo of pork!
I laughed, where the frig is this thing going to fit! Once cut up there probably wont be 80kilo of meat but there will be a lot. Divided up between a few houses we may get it all in but so much for doing the cow.
Husband wants to buy another chest freezer, I want to empty the one we have...The little pack of fish I have taken out for tea tonight hasn't made much of a dent in the inside freezer though...
And yes, I know there are starving people in the world and this is a problem that many would cherish so don't get me wrong. I think it is wonderful and we are very lucky but I was looking forward to the fat cow being gone, a slab of steak and some nice sausages.
A walk in Derbyshire with my buddies
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