Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Is A Presidential Pardon In Order?
The children woke up to snow yesterday, which caused an unbelievable amount of excitement. I have never seen them get dressed so quickly. Snow in Las Vegas causes that kind of excitement.
It put a giant kink in our morning routine, which caused Greg to tell me I was bipolar at one point, when people were stripping off wet clothes and shoes and we had FIVE MINUTES TO LEAVE.
They were so sad to leave the snow in the backyard and go to school.
I wasn't the least bit sad. Fly away my little birds, your momma needs a break in the nest.
Tomorrow I am going to have to remember to post about the new terrible phase Austin is in. He is giving me a run for my money and it is wearing me down.
This much snow was far too dangerous for the children to play in, so they were ushered into their classrooms immediately for their safety.
I zoomed away from the school and went to survey the crop damage on the urban farm.
Being a farmer is so risky. Farmers were the first real gamblers after all.
Everything was fine. It is all ready to eat, RIGHT NOW. Like this very minute and I do not have enough freezer space.
This is the first year my cauliflower did not get all moldy. I think going to the drip system really cut down on the mold.
I went across the street to check on my girls. Look how lovely my Barred Rock looks now that Carrot Top is dead. All her feathers are back in. Those girls must be so much happier now. That's our turkey, Christmas. As you can see, he did not make it to the dinner table on Christmas. Bob decided he wasn't big enough and we would wait and eat him for Easter.
But GUESS WHAT?
The most remarkable thing happened. Christmas is A GIRL!!!!
And she is laying eggs! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?????!!!!!!!!!!! Which means we ate her sister at Thanksgiving, because those two looked exactly alike and had no waddles.
And does anyone remember me saying over and over and over how nice and tame and lovely my turkeys were? That's because THEY WERE GIRLS. We bought those at the feed store too, so I do not get it. You do not normally raise female animals to eat. When you have a piece of chicken or beef, those come from male animals. You do not raise females for meat. Males are bigger and meatier. Females are used for breeding and only a select few males are kept around to sire the offspring. Make note of that you patriarchal freaks.
So, wow. I would keep her forever if she didn't weigh 30 pounds and eat as much as a large dog. Should she get the Presidential Pardon? What should we name her?
Turkey eggs are totally edible and supposedly delicious too. I would estimate the size of the egg at a little bit larger than a double yolker. Now I can't wait to have a broccoli and cheese turkey egg omelet today. I will crack that baby open as soon as I am done with this post.
YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I told you being a farmer is a gamble!