Eating your own

When chatting to strangers about living in The Countryside with a little bit of land there are two phrases that cause slight steam to issue from ones ears. The first, by a mile, is “The Good Life” but a runner up is “Self-Sufficient”. If there is one thing to learn from John Seymour and his ilk it is that growing all the food you need is very very hard work – you are not talking vegetable beds but vegetable fields.

However…

…there is something very satisfying in preparing and eating a meal having gone out and collected ingredients from the plants
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and pork mince and sausage meat stashed in the freezer from our own animals
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to cut
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and stir
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top with an egg from today
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and relish the result
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More bits of harvest from today:

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4 thoughts on “Eating your own

  1. Noticed you have lot of toms . Freeze them once washed & dried over night on a tray and then put them in plastic bags or boxes in the freezer they stay useable for many months and being loose( ish ) can be put in all manner of spaces in the freezer. Come the time your ready to use defrost over night , shake them out the split skins and roast or use in a stew etc of fry them well . Don’t eat them raw .

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