Happy Thanksgiving!

I had to work last night so arrived home at about 9:30 this morning.  Work has been really tough recently so I knew I would be fried.  Plus Tom is in quarantine for an appointment Friday.  So we decided to have a quiet and alone holiday at home this year.  In our 22 year relationship, I believe this is the first time.  It started off with trying to spoil the critters a little.  Two of the spared turkeys enjoyed being alive, I believe.  

The pigs got pies and donuts today.

Rory got bagels.

Marji got a little extra grain.  Look how far she is into the stanchion now!

But now the donkeys can try to reach the grain too.

The sheep were enjoying the weather and the remaining grass.

Our oldest goat and sheep shared a bowl of grain.

I just cannot help taking photos of the peacock in the sunshine.  So pretty!

The birds got croutons as their Thanksgiving treat.  They seemed to like them.

The sheep got dinner rolls.

We caught some of the Macy’s parade before and after the chores.  We got done just as Snoopy was floating by.

 

We also watched the dog show and football.

Tom kindly made brunch for us.  He made blueberry scones with lemon glaze using our frozen berries.  They were so lovely.  He also scrambled our eggs as well as cooked bacon and potatoes.

I proceeded to make some items for our at-home meal.  I made a pie with Bramley apples that I had frozen earlier.  I have never made pie with frozen apples before, and it seems awfully juicy.  But we shall see.  Our lard went into the crust.

I also made Jan’s Parsley and Cheese Bread.  This recipe was posted by one of my favorite bloggers in honor of her sister who died rather suddenly on Halloween.  She made this favorite bread of her sister’s as a comfort, but tears made it into the dough.  I felt compelled to make it as well.  It looks and smells great.  I cannot wait to have it with our dinner.

I found my Thanksgiving themed sweater from the 1980s and put it on.

The plan is to start the meal with some Apple Toddy I made about a month ago with the same Bramley apples.  I thought it would be nice to be served warm.  We still do not have a microwave (thanks to Best Buy) so I am warming it on the pellet stove.

The rest of the meal is meant to be easy.  The plan is to have oven warmed cooked turkey breast, baked potato and yam, canned cranberry sauce and steamed green beans with the bread and then the pie after.  We miss seeing our families today but are having a nice day nonetheless.  I hope you all are having a lovely day filled with peace and love.

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4 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Jeanne says:

    I really enjoyed your post! I’m glad you had such a nice day together. Your food sounds delicious!

    We had a good Thanksgiving day. We had two friends here with us. We had turkey, which we brined. Hadn’t tried that before. It was an organic one. We decided it must have been really free range! It didn’t get nice and tender.

  2. Jeanne says:

    Oops! I forgot to mention that your old sweater is really nice! Definitely something to hang onto.

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