Elisabeth, you are so pretty in this picture. I had to post it. You look so pretty in your little hat. I bet you just came in from playing outside. We love you little Elisa-pup!
Well, we finally tried duck meat a couple of weeks ago. I slow cooked these skinned ducks in the back room in our turkey roasters for a few hours. When I walked in the door from being down at the barn that afternoon, I couldn’t believe what I was smelling…. one of the most delicious fragrances I’ve ever smelled before. If you have never had duck meat, you are missing out. It is absolutely delicious. It smells and tastes better than turkey. I thought it would be a strange meat since you cannot find it in the supermarkets much. No, it is such a deliciously rich meat only people like the French would have something so wonderful in their markets as they truly know how to eat.
Mind you, I only ate about half of the meat here. : ) When my husband has more time he will leave the skin on. I can’t wait to try it. I made a wonderfully rich stock with the leftovers and the fat in the pan and had a delicious soup a couple days later.
Like I shared, I would take more pictures of our little piggies. Here are some pictures I took the very day we got them as well as some the next day when Matthew put up some electrical wire.
You can see how little they are compared to daddy. He’s putting a feeder in for them. They are the size of medium/large dogs right now. Within 2-3 months, they will be nearly 200 lbs and ready for the table.
Here is what I purchased:
|GR104||Imported White Basmati (Jasmine) Rice||5 lbs.||1||1||$6.45||$6.45|
|SW063||Eden Barley Malt Syrup||20 ozs.||1||1||$5.20||$5.20|
|DF067||Raisins, Flame||5 lbs.||1||1||$8.85||$8.85|
|NB067||Nat Value Pnut Bttr Cream Salted Nat||15 lbs.||1||1||$23.00||$23.00|
|GR061||Wheat, Hard, Red, Organic||25 lbs.||1||1||$10.10||$10.10|
|SW120||Dark Brown Molasses Sugar, Natural||16 ozs.||2||2||$1.95||$3.90|
|GP034||Whole Oats w/Hulls, Org.(AnimalFeed)||45 lbs.||1||1||$10.50||$10.50|
|FG453||Stahlbush Spinach, Cut||3 x 10 ozs.||1||1||$4.60||$4.60|
|HS727||Dropper for 4 oz. Bottles||1 4 oz. Dropper||2||2||$0.80||$1.60|
|CE068||Oats, Rolled, Regular||25 lbs.||1||1||$10.40||$10.40|
|QP054||Pears, In Season, Organic||3 lbs.||1||1||$2.90||$2.90|
|GR057||Azure Farm Rye BERRIES, Organic||25 lbs.||1||1||$11.20||$11.20|
|NU054||Walnut Pieces (bakers)||5 lbs.||1||1||$22.00||$22.00|
|DF024||Deglet Noor Dates, Pitted||1 lb.||1||1||$2.80||$2.80|
|BP035||Coconut, Chipped||2.5 lbs.||1||1||$5.00||$5.00|
|QP138||Apples, Fuji, Organic||3 lbs.||1||1||$3.00||$3.00|
|QP050||Cabbage, Green, Organic (random weight)||1 random weight||1||1||$3.50||$3.50|
|QP165||Carrots, Fresh, Organic #1||5 lbs.||1||1||$4.50||$4.50|
|QP262||Leeks, Fresh, Organic||1 lb. approx.||1||0||$1.70||$0.00|
|QP139||Potatoes, Russett, Organic||5 lbs.||2||0||$2.30||$0.00|
|FL060||White Flour, Morbread||50 lbs.||1||1||$24.55||$24.55|
|CH066||Parmesan, Grated (Romano)||1 lb.||1||1||$5.15||$5.15|
| Sub Total: $169.20
Just look at the price of peanut butter: 15 lbs for $23. Where else can you find something like that? And it’s only peanuts and salt. And it’s all creamy unlike Adams peanutbutter where you have to stir it for several minutes. The rye and wheat berries I make fresh bread from every day. It is DELICIOUS! Their produce is wonderful and all organic. Why would I want to pay .99 cents a pound for regular apples locally here when I could get the same thing from Azure but Organic? And all the boxed, garbage cereal I used to buy each month… I now make Muesli with dates, walnuts, coconut and raisins. We have hot grain cereals throughout the month along with oatmeal as well. I then buy milk at the store and cheese for our lunches, some few vegetables each week. We haven’t spent anymore than we normally do each month ordering from Azure and it’s only going to build up here. I can’t wait to place my order again at the end of this month.