To achieve this we have been routinely dispatching roughly a dozen at a time( 6 turkeys and 6 roosters) We leave them hanging in the cool room for three or four days before processing to the freezer.
and added to a big stainless stock pot. I then added my curry base( from a jar this time) and stock and vegetables and cooked on the stove until the meat and vegies were tender.
At this point I thicken it and cook a little longer to cook the flour thoroughly.
we only managed to lose the men once, but after a quick embarrassing public announcement over the loud speaker we were very quickly reunited.
We bought some tasty salamis off two different stalls and some really delicious chorizo that I made up into a couple of tasty dishes back home.
I also got in and made a couple of batches of turkey soup( from the carcasses left over from the turkey curry.
I have been saving all the carrot,onion, & pumpkin peels and ends as I prepare all the vegetables and freezing them for future use when I want to make a batch of stock.
I did a good tidy up again in the pantry( this is a regular activity as I am the queen of dumping in there.
We then traveled back to Bunnings ( over an hours drive away) and purchased another pallet load of the same blocks as we already had.
Our son had arrived at the farm by this point and he helped Brian rebuild at a much quicker rate. To save time , this time they didn't back fill as they went and just as the last couple of blocks went down, the whole wall collapsed.
Our son just said, come on, let's just do it...... and we all got in, row by row, barrow after barrow of soil and rock backfill and got it back up.
We held a birthday BBQ lunch here yesterday for a friend and neighbor, we had a lovely day with many compliments on our wall( it went a long way to make all the grief worthwhile).
The land is suffering and I dearly hope it turns around soon.
Hopefully the next time I post I will have better news on that front as surely we must get rain soon.
Take care until we meet again
Jane and Brian.