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November 24, 2010


Humans are silly – I had to bring these in from the porch so they wouldn’t freeze, and I am going to freeze them.



We’re celebrating Thanksgiving lite here – roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and giblet gravy, Rotkohl (sweet and sour cabbage), roasted roots, flax seed rolls, and Sweet Meat pie.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. November 24, 2010 4:32 am

    Lovely pictures, especially of your horse.

    Here we’re having a roast Jersey Giant rooster, butternut squash pie with granola crust, stuffing, mashed potatoes, baked acorn squash, cranberry relish and jelly, mesclun salad and bacon wrapped scallops.

    Most of it was raised here on the farm. Snow is a long way off here in Western Mass. We’ve had 20’s at night for a while now.

    It’ll be a challenge getting a Thanksgiving dinner while non-weight bearing on the broken leg, but I do have help coming in. Plenty to be thankful for here.

    • November 26, 2010 10:29 pm

      Pam, your meal sounds delicious! I always thought Mass got lots of snow in the winter, I guess it comes later for you.

  2. November 24, 2010 4:49 am

    I am just in awe of your peppers. So many, and so pretty! Of course I love all the photos…they are beautiful as always. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    • November 26, 2010 10:30 pm

      Kristen, thanks! Peppers here are only possible with a hoophouse, or I should say peppers in any quantity 🙂

      Hope you had a great day!

  3. November 24, 2010 4:52 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too! Great photo’s…looks cold up there but it helps with the Christmas spirit. Enjoy! Your Thanksgiving meal sounds delicious. Take care
    Maura 🙂

    • November 26, 2010 10:32 pm

      Maura, thank you, it does look like Christmas although we rarely get snow on Christmas. And hopefully we won’t this year 🙂

  4. November 24, 2010 5:51 am

    We’ll be joining you on the chicken front, considering our designated table turkey made a kamikaze run under our truck a couple of weeks ago.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving and stay warm!
    -Spence

  5. November 24, 2010 5:57 am

    Hey its your neighbor….do you have a good recipe for sweet and sour cabbage….I made some the other day and i ate it all by myself (over a few days), I love it, for some reason I’ve been craving it…must be a seasonal thing.

    • November 26, 2010 10:34 pm

      NJ, I think you must be deficient in sweet and sour cabbage 😉 Man those are some great photos! I had no idea he had such a hobby. Where does he find the time??

      I think I should post the “recipe.”

  6. November 24, 2010 6:32 am

    gorgeous photos; I’m deeply jealous of your peppers! Those look fantastic – like summer instead of this late in the year!

    • November 26, 2010 10:35 pm

      Hayden, I can only grow peppers like that with a hoophouse! But they are definitely worth it!

  7. November 24, 2010 6:51 am

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Wow, that is a amazing pile of peppers, I second one of the other ladies, I would be interested in learning more about your sweet and sour cabbage recipe, when you have time to share.

  8. November 24, 2010 7:11 am

    Your meal sounds healthy and hearty. I love the photos of your horse, Jane peaking through the fence and that gorgeous sunset.

    May your day be filled with friends, family and critters.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  9. November 24, 2010 7:45 am

    Lovely pictures, looks about the same here, except our evening low last night was -17F with a windchill of -30F.

    Your menu sound delicious, and thanks for reminding me we have sweet and sour cabbage downstairs in the pantry, will bring it up and add it to our menu*wink*

    People laugh when I tell them we chop wood and ice, but it’s the truth and thankfully we have planty of wood chopped, so only have to work on chopping ice, LOL!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, be sure to give everyone a special treat tomorrow*wink*

  10. claudia w permalink
    November 24, 2010 9:12 am

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. November 24, 2010 9:28 am

    Wow, that is a lot of yummy peppers. Gorgeous horse as well!! And as a german I just have to ask, are you making the Rotkohl yourself or can you actually buy it canned in the US?

    • November 26, 2010 10:27 pm

      Kristina, thanks! I have never seen canned Rotkohl for sale, but it has always been a winter staple in our house, at least until the apples are gone 🙂

  12. Tami permalink
    November 24, 2010 9:49 am

    Is that a bobcat or is Hank getting mean? Wowza. Happy Thanksgiving!!

    • November 26, 2010 10:28 pm

      Tami, that’s Edyta our little bobcat look-alike. She was crying because her little pork and bean pads were hurting in the snow.

  13. Steve Carlson permalink
    November 24, 2010 10:28 am

    Looks cold! Hope the rotkohl isn’t from ornamental cabbage… 😉

  14. November 24, 2010 11:00 am

    Nice peppers! And wow, your horse and my new horse could be twins! Amazing how animals stay warm on their own, huh? Our two horses were outside all day yesterday and in a non-insulated barn all night in temps down to 10F with no blankets and nary a shiver. Both they and the two outdoor cats were so puffy and delicious looking. I’ll take cold over rain any day. Or, I would, if we could get the outside water to stop freezing… 😦

  15. November 24, 2010 11:31 am

    ….and just enough words for Wednesday 😉

  16. Jack permalink
    November 24, 2010 3:52 pm

    I enjoy your pictures and your live stock look nice.

  17. November 24, 2010 6:24 pm

    We are eating chicken too and lite on the meal as well. Happy Thanksgiving Nita!

  18. Dawn permalink
    November 28, 2010 11:20 am

    Happy post-Thanksgiving! Grew sweet meat squash this year- inspired by your recommendations and having bought/tasted one last year which was sooo good! Thanks for your in-depth explanation about curing it,too. Any chance you’d share your sweet meat pie recipe with us?

  19. Pam permalink
    November 29, 2010 10:18 am

    Glorious pictures! Thank you ever so for sharing.

  20. Chris permalink
    December 10, 2010 2:13 pm

    Hi There….I saved this post…I loved the photos! Just curious though…why chick chick for Thanksgiving and not gobble gobble?? 🙂

    • December 10, 2010 2:41 pm

      Chris, we didn’t raise any turkeys this year, and so keeping with our tradition on eating the season’s food we had chicken. It was delicious 🙂

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