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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Busy Days - So Busy I Almost Forgot I Had This to Post

God is good.

Daily the economic doom and gloom continues to try to break down spirits here at Vicktory Farm and Gardens, but the head of this household is not shaken so neither are those who trail behind his lead.

We are always secure because our security rests in Christ.

But we most certainly do not sit on our couch and wait for God to hand feed us, open our heads to teach us, entertain us on our bums.

We continue in our determination to listen to the Holy Spirit's leading in everything, everything. Sometimes we hear correctly and sometimes we need to start again and listen better, way better. It helps when we step out of the way.

Yesterday Dirt slaughtered another lamb, I'll spare you pictures dear reader, just in case it is a sensitive day for you.

Nah, you got it right I was too busy with my things yesterday to catch any of it, in all honesty dear reader, I wouldn't wish to spare you a good slice of reality.

Mike Erickson wasn't called because it was just lamb for our freezer not for any customers. After Dirt slaughtered it he hung it in one of our spare refrigerators for twenty four hours.

Unlike beef that needs to hang and age, lamb just needs to hang to chill. It is way easier to cut when it is chilled, firm up in other words. One good reason, among a few, as to why Fall it a good time to harvest meat.

So today is cut and wrap day for Dirt and Anna:

Last time we cut and wrapped the wind was blowing so hard it blew leaves into the garage. This time the saw comes into the house. What could be better, slightly warmer, no wind and the football game on the TV?

Dirt, or shall we call him by his proper name while he is handling food product, Phil, is cutting up the coveted lamb chops.

Ah and the ribs we have come to really appreciate. Done just right, they are delectable little items. And not worthy to be banished to the Irish Stew pot.

See you tomorrow when I tell you all about my preparing my flowers for over winter for next year and hopefully saving a bundle and still having a pretty yard.


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

the only time i have had lamb chops was on a cruise ship but they were wonderful!!! enjoy!

smiles, bee

Melli said...

Mmmmmm... I used to LOVE lamb chops! I haven't had one in probably 15 years ... at least! WOW! My mom used to cook them regularly though... they were very greasy though. You should give us some good recipes for them!