We are in laid-up medical mode around here lately so not much is going on. While the majority of America is freezing, we are somehow sitting in a balmy zone and are spending our days in the 50sF and nights in the 20-30sF, which is 15+ degrees warmer than we average this time of year. It has been strange…but very nice!
Back in December we smoked elk rib-eye in our smokehouse. We used a different rub recipe than previously, let it cure for 21 days, and then smoked it for 6 hours using oak and hickory wood. Once inside we baked it for 90 min. The results were very good. It was more moist than our previous attempts and we all enjoyed it very much.
Small amounts of knitting getting done here and there. I started a hat using 100% Alpaca yarn. It is my first time ever knitting with alpaca and I am loving the squishy soft-ness of it all. The fiber came from Talking Feather Alpacas farm and Mtn Man spun the yarn in our mill.
The first batch of fall hatchlings are closing in on butcher weight, so we will be dealing with those soon. There are three boys out of the 5 chicks. The girls will stay for layers for now.
The second batch of fall hatchlings are just now around 9 weeks old and we are starting to be able to tell that there is at least one cockerel in the batch of 4.