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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Living Off the Land Thanksgiving

Do you see the turkey tracks...
 and Big Bird Turkey up the tree preparing to roost?
Well, I have a better plan.  You know how our food does not always come from the grocery store? and how our forefathers had to hunt for their meals? not much has changed in the north woods.
We do grocery shop, ( like I did this time,) but we have been fortunate enough to ' eat off the land.'  Venison from the deer the guys are trying to harvest with bow, rifle or black powder gun,  turkey season is long past but unsuccessful, ( so I shopped ), geese and ducks were hunted by my grandson and son, they ' were ' successful.  Partridge line a shelf in the freezer thanks to another son and dear husband.  Plenty of pan fish from the waters during the spring and summer.  You will not catch me on the ice, ice fishing, tho the guys bring in plenty of walleye.  My brother and Hubby provide the trout each year from the spring-fed waters.
 Oh, they are a treat!
To top it all off, we have every vegetable we could hope for on the pantry shelves, in the freezer and dried.
So, you see, we are so thankful for the gifts of our provider, our Lord and Savior.

Today, I start early, preparing for our Thanksgiving Dinner.
Ours comes early each year.  It's our way of sharing our children with their in-laws and moms.  Turkey day is just a day, whereas, Thanksgiving is every day.  Share it with those you love if you can.

BlessYourHearts
Now, I have some cooking and baking to do.

14 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

It's extra special when you harvest your own meal--I agree!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Gail said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

TexWisGirl said...

good for you, dear.

jack69 said...

STOP IT! You make me HUNGRY! I can picture around your house, is like ours was at one time. Great veggies, desserts and ham & turkey. I love jellied cranberry sauce. But this year as the past few, we will find a restaurant, since it is us two.

We have been invited out for Thanksgiving, that is still up in the air.

Love from down here in SouthCarolina, we depart this park for FLORIDA in themorning!!!

Chatty Crone said...

You are am amazing -I didn't know any of this. You have all that on your land. So you must know how to clean and cook the animals too. Sandie

Muffy's Marks said...

We all have so much to be thankful for. Enjoy your family's thanksgiving.

Michelle said...

I am cooking this year for everyone. Your freezer sounds wonderful. We used to fish for walleye when we lived in ND, years ago.

Paula said...

Wishing you a very nice Thanksgivng with your family.

Cher' Shots said...

I'm picturing your house and imagining the aroma ~ Yum! Yum!
We will be having a quiet Turkey Day but as ALWAYS a thankful one!
'love & hugs from afar'

Jean said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Shug said...

Amazing! This is wonderful.
I truly admire the fact that you gather all your food. I always say that we OWN part of our local grocery store. We spend way too much money for groceries.
I wish for you many Blessings this Thanksgiving Holiday.
Shug

troutbirder said...

I gave up hunting some years ago due to a bad knee but have fond memories of pheasant, grouse, partridge, geese and ducks. The geese were of the Greater Canadian variety and we always had those for Thanksgiving....

imac said...

Happy day to you too my friend

Dee said...

We had a free range turkey for thanksgiving...it was so good. I think it is a rare talent this day and age to be able to grow and harvest your own food.