|Dustin emerges from the American|
|Dustin carved up nicely.|
|Dustin's Dad (and Mum) out in the sunshine|
Turkey #2 will have no such fancy fryer finish. He is Dustin's younger brother, at 5 months old (Dustin was 6 mths) and killed out at fresh weight 8.1 kg, oven ready at 6.2 kg (14 lbs). Liz was off to Silverwood land this afternoon, down to 'babysit' the children over the weekend while Mr and Mrs S nip over to the UK to sort out some family business. Turkey #2 went with her smuggled in 2 plastic bags and a towel in Liz's suitcase - she didn't think the staff and users of the Irish national rail service would appreciate a carcass hung by its feet from the baggage racks. I am not sure whether this bird will be roasted by Mrs S or by Steak Lady but I do expect that both the whole family will eat together on the 25th, so everyone will get to taste it.
|No turkey for us yet but we did enjoy this excellent salt beef,|
only the last remnant here, bought as fresh brisket, brined by
us and then rolled, tied and boiled. Yum.
|The laid stone walls visible here and, top right, the start of some|
upper walls made from 9 inch cavity blocks.