Monday, 3 December 2012

Thanksgiving Feast

We had a Thanksgiving dinner of sorts on sunday.  A dinner which only included food we had either grown or gathered.  Our menu was:

One young rooster
Assorted fresh fried fish
Baked Pumpkin
Steamed Bok Choy
Roasted Eggplant
Kale Chips
Steamed Green Beans
A salad of assorted greens

Catch of the Day

We caught a yellowtail, two grunts (one pictured), an ocean tally, a speckled hind and the catch of the day  . . . a 22 inch RAINBOW RUNNER on a hand-line!

Children's Choir

Madison has a new extra-curricular activity - children's choir at Beacon Baptist Church.

Thanksgiving 2012

I was too stressed out from wedding planning to consider cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year.  Luckily for us some very special friends invited us to join them.

A Perfect Papaya

Our First Time . . .

The time came to harvest - read slaughter - our first rooster.  When acquiring "hens" from Harbour Island we inadvertently included a young rooster.  We had not raised him from a baby, we were not emotionally attached: we had no excuse if we wanted to call ourselves farmers.  We isolated him overnight with lots of water but no food.  We slaughtered him on Thanksgiving day.  I took a LOT of photos but will leave out the "gross" ones :)  Look closely at the kids faces - that is the best part.

Harvest Season

The garden has been bountiful this season

The Teacher's Team

I completed my portion of the triathlon - 12 miles on my bike!


Marco completed the triathlon coming 7th in his age group!

Great job Marco!  We are so proud.


A tribe of Indians took over this year . . .