I'll never stop learning,,,
My LSW thinks I'm nuts when I do stuff like this, but it turned into a great experience. Even if it was only a half hour.
I'm driving down the road on my way to work yesterday and I see about a dozen pickups parked all over this guy's front yard and about 6 or 7 carcasses hanging from stands. Well, bear season ended Wednesday. And besides, that's way too many bear for only 12 guys. Deer season hasn't even started yet. Got me wondering.
So today, when all those trucks were there again, I turned around and pulled in the driveway. I asked forgiveness for intruding, which was readily given. Then I explained my stopping and they all started talking at once. Turns out this is a "tradition" for these guys and their wives. (LOL "Just friends, most of these guys you wouldn't want to admit being related to.") Every Black Friday they butcher at least 6 pigs, 7 this year. ("Well, 6 and a half. Can't give Wally credit for a full growed one.") Then on Saturday they boil up all the scraps to make scrapple and render the fat to make lard.
They had four huge cast iron ketles boiling away when I got there. Guys were picking chunks of liver, kidney and tongue out of the pot to nibble on. And there was liberal amount of liquid refreshment available as well.
I asked a bunch of questions, learned a whole lot, and took pictures with the cell phone. Must have made a good impression. I was invited back next year to participate. ("Just wear clothes you don't care about.")
That's an offer that is too good to decline.
"Iron" Mike - Semper Fi
Jack of all trades; Master of none.