Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Prepping for Thanksgiving dinner

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We are really excited about thanksgiving this year, we are going to try and make the meal from things we have grown and raised here in our backyard, well as much as we can at least. Thanksgiving is really all about harvest and community so we are happy to be able to share a harvest meal with family and friends.

We planned ahead and started a second crop of green beans so were able to can or freeze some for the meal. A little over a week ago we planted the root veggies for our meal. Harris Parsnips (which we probably planted to late so they will be really small), a blend of four types of beets and purple dragon carrots. I know we will still have all the types of greens (kale, swiss chard, spinach, mache, deertongue lettuce, red romaine, and claytonia) to add to the meal.

We also decided to try our hand at raising Cornish game hens for our meat. These lil' ones will be mature enough for our thanksgiving dinner. No names for these chicks! We wanted to get a turkey but they are loud and we are not sure our neighbors would be okay with a loud turkey for 4-5 months. I am hoping that the Cornish cross chicks work out well because if they do we will just raise then instead of buying chickens at the store.


Stoney Acres said...

I'm very interested to see how your Cornish Cross chickens work out. Please keep us updated!! That has been on our list for awhile now but we haven't been brave enough to try it yet.

Quay Po Cooks said...

I am sure your Thanksgiving dinner will be superb!

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