Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Annual Turkey Stupor

We had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Some of us piled into our cars on Saturday and visited the Ball's Fall's Thanksgiving Festival. There was food, vendors, and music (bluegrass) and the weather was perfect. Totally my kind of weekend.
This is the chapel all decorated. They have an old grist mill and I bought some flour. They also had wool and roving from this charming place, and I now have some Newfoundland/Soay roving, which, let me tell you, you can't just get anywhere.

I had a wonderful caramel apple (no peanuts or other crap on it) and we also got soap and icewine jelly. I got some ornaments for the tree from a local potter.

She had some lovely bowls and mugs, but really, I cannot fit one more mug in this house (Emma Bridgewater excepted).

We had turkey on Sunday, and everyone agreed that it was the juiciest one yet. Lots of stuffing and mashed potatoes, gravy and Miss Mew made a wonderful pumpkin pie. My girl is becoming quite the cook, and I hope she provides dessert for Christmas maybe.

Speaking of ornaments, I made some prototypes of the Shetland Sheep- one kind of looks like a Zwartbles, but no one probably will notice.
A bit like a Zwartbles- yes.

Today, FC and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. A few months ago I got a white gold band with blue diamonds, and he got some hard drives. We'll probably have turkey sandwiches tonight, which I enjoy just as much as the turkey itself, so it's all good.

Mr. Clawed is very pensive, but enjoying having the window ledge to himself.

Fleece out.


Gale Bulkley said...

Congratulations Lorraine and to FC as well. Have you ever tried a brined turkey? Stays moist.

Bridget said...

First of all, Happy Anniversary, and wishes for many more years!

Oh Thanksgiving - yours sounds like it was absolutely perfect. It's such a great holiday in my opinion. And the Fall Festival sounds like it was the best activity for the holiday weekend.

I hope you have leftovers - enjoy!

Chris said...

Belated happy anniversary to you and FC! :D

Sounds like a really nice Thanksgiving weekend.

Unknown said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! That mitten ornament is very cute :)

Nicole said...

Happy anniversary and happy belated Thanksgiving!

Also - ICEWINE JELLY?!? Why have I never heard of this? It sounds amazing.

And lastly, those are really cool ornaments!