Saturday, 13 November 2010


A day of acute embarrassment. Ran out of petrol. duh. the petrol gauge had bust but the Rock fixed it. I didnt know. So when it said it was empty it really was empty. Stopped in the suburban desert on the outskirts of Masterton. AA sorted it.
And while I waited on the side of the road, a young fella who wehad met when we bought a new freezer, came along on his bike and kept me company. He has a slight intellectual impairement but was quite concerned that I was there on the road all alone. Anyway, we talked about all sorts of stuff. He was a lovely chap. Apparently the fireworks are on in Masterton tonight.

Then after filling up the car I was off to pick up 5 roosters to turn them into roasters. It took me about 2 hours to kill pluck dress and hermetically seal them in bags in the freezer. Fascinating to see how physically different they are than bought chooks. Two are big chookies three bantams.
I made a batch of chooky liver and mushroom pate with the livers.. its rich and yum. Just a hint of cointreau and a splash of port. Goes good with vogels.

An interesting day.


Jacqueline said...

I bet the chap with the intellectual impairment felt like a smarty pants today.

Look on the bright side - At least the vehicle did not cost much in repairs!

Anonymous said...

You put that awful Wendyl Nissen to shame. You are the real deal.