We have been busy the last 3 days, or I should say Steve and Marilyn have. Marilyn is our bff and is a cattle rancher. She had a 2 yo calf step in a gopher hole and mess up one of his back legs. Because of this he was not eating well. Decision was made that he had to be butchered. He wasn't huge by any means but too nice to just destroy and not butcher. So butcher we did. We let him hang and cool for 2 days (more like he froze in the cold). Yesterday was spent cutting up the meat and grinding it into hamburger. We ended up with 38 - 1.5 pound packages of hamburger and still have another quarter to finish today. We all pooped out yesterday. I ground about 1/3 of the burger and then came in to fix a nice dinner for Steve and Marilyn. Thank you Marilyn for giving us the steer.
Beyond the butchering, it has been a quiet past two weeks. Somehow a nasty upper respiratory infection snuck in and made me sick. But I got on antibiotics and now feel fine. I sure wouldn't wish it on anyone else that's for sure.
Today we finished the last quarter of beef. Then bff Marilyn says, I know where there is a fabric sale going on, let's go check it out. Not wanting to disappoint her by not going (ever know me to turn down a fabric sale?) away we went and sure enough, we found a very nice fabric sale and cleaned up pretty good. I am pleased with what we got. We got a mostly Windham Fabric's that are just so gorgeous. How can anyone complain about 30 - 1/2 yard cuts and 10 - 1 yard cuts for $88.00, that is an average of $3.50 per yard? Not me that is for sure.
We are back home now, I have been fondling fabric and I have to say, it is sure lovely to fold and rub and smooth fabric. Now I want to sew tomorrow and I am planning on it.
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