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Archive for the ‘Turkeys’ Category

Thanksgiving Plans for the Mini Homestead

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on November 18, 2008

I would like to say that fresh turkey will be served at my Thanksgiving meal, but we do not have turkeys. I did purchase two frozen turkeys at about .59 a pound, paying just under $10.00 each. We will use one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. That was a great deal, less than we spent last year.

I will be looking into raising turkeys for when I have my land, which will give me room to keep them. Any tips would be helpful.

(I have a notebook where I am recording what I want/need to know about everything homestead related that will apply to me.)

I would also like to say that all of our vegetables are home canned, but I can’t. While I did grow peas, which is a food that we will enjoy on Thanksgiving, we ate them all fresh from the garden. And, I have not yet learned to can. I am looking for an affordably priced canner and water bath unit to begin my trials with. Maybe even free. Tips for canning are also welcome.

We will, however, be doing some of our own baking from scratch, in that we will be making pumkin pie, a couple of different types of bread, cheesecake, and probably apple pie. We are part way to making a totally homemade Thanksgiving tradition.

My sister and her two sons will join us for our meal. There will be only 5 of us this year, as my daughter Skye lives too far away. We will see her just before Christmas.

I always begin decorating for Christmas after the Thanksgiving meal cleanup. We listen to Christmas music while doing this. And Zowie, even at the age of 16, loves to watch the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving show.



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