Thursday, February 09, 2006

amish paradise

This week has been just aweful when it comes to me and technology. I am trying my best, but even my toaster has a mind of its own.

I am writing in anticipation of my very first Mermuys family sausage-making day! It has been a tradition in the family for many years and now is my chance, I am home and willing, to go pick at some pig guts and make them into something delicious. I am hoping with my previous experience in the slaughterhouse in Alberta, and the market in SA (with pig head and feet on display for sale...) that I won't be grossed out by the whole process. Mom's sausage's are the best in the world and I do not want to jeopardize that.

Speaking of being turned off a food. Jill and I were discussing eggs the other day at lunch and she mentioned that she only liked them occasionally. I do like them now, but in elementary school when Mr. Campbell did an experiment to teach us about chick's... it went wrong and we ended up throwing the bad eggs at a tree in the back of the school yard. I could not eat eggs for a couple of years after that. Hopefully I am not going to react to this in the same way. I think I will get over it pretty well. Besides, it's all about the family experience anyway.


At 12:39 PM, Blogger jill said...

hey, have fun with the pig guts!
hopefully the boys won't be around this time sticking their axes through the pig's head for fun.
oh and "hey grandma, do you want the pig's brains?"


At 7:07 PM, Blogger Joy said...

In case you were curious, there were no pig guts and no brains either. There was lots of meat though, 900 pounds to be exact. And I had a blast.
Now what I am looking forward to is visiting Julie in Halifax....


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