Ok, crunch time! Time to take inventory of what’s in the larder and make plans to replenish: Venison, grouse, pheasant, goose, duck and don’t overlook rabbit and squirrel. ….Don’t bother to turn your nose up at one or all of these tasty morsels, if you haven’t tried it, you don’t know what your scoffing at.
The freezer needs to be emptied and room made for this year’s harvest just as the canning shelves have to be sorted through to use up the old before the new gets put up. So far, I’ve managed to can pickles, corn, green beans, tomatoes and peaches. Over the next few weeks, I’ll add Brussels sprouts, apples and apple sauce and maybe cauliflower.
This isn’t just about eating. The fur and feathers of game taken will replenish the tying material compartments of my desk and provide for patterns to be tied over the winter.
It’s all good.