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It’s the middle of October which means we are finishing the last few items on the winter is coming list.  We have all the pieces to put together the chicken and rabbit shelter for winter and will be doing that hopefully within the next week.  The pig is going to the butcher Monday with two of the lambs.  We will be repurposing the box we brought Miss Purdy home in to bring the pig to the butcher.  The project for this weekend is to get the pig box reinforced and back on the trailer to be ready to load her up Sunday evening.  Another exciting thing this weekend will be shearing the woolies.  Jeff and I have never sheared sheep but luckily a friend of ours is going to come and help us and hopefully teach Jeff how to shear the girls.  I will try to get lots of pictures this weekend. 

Meat Pig

I went to pick up our pig yesterday, we named her Lola.  She is an Old Spot Yorkshire cross that we plan to grow out for ourselves to eat.  I might not have planned my trip the best since the crate I grabbed didn’t have a door on it so I had to use a bag of shavings to block the entrance.  I also should have taken the truck so that the stinky pig would have been in the back instead of right behind my seat.  I have to say that Lola was not to happy about being snatched from her pigpen and placed in a new pigpen.  She has yet to give me any hope we might be friends as she charges the fence everytime I go out there.  I am sure that she will warm up to us in time but until then I will continue to not get in her pigpen!

Pizza Dough

Easy Pizza Dough
Makes one 9×13 pizza crust

1 1/2 c warm water
1 1/2 t room temperature yeast
1 1/2 t sugar
1 T oil
1 T ground basel
1/2 t ground oregano
1 t salt
4 c flour

Stir water, yeast and sugar together in bowl.  Let sit until foamy on the top (5-10min).  Add spices and oil.  Add flour one cup at a time.  Once formed into a ball of dough knead for 8-10minutes (I use my kitchenaide mixer).  Place dough in a greased bowl allow to rise to twice its size.  Spread dough on the metal cooking sheet.  Add ingredients on top that you like and bake for 15-20min at 420F

      I made the cheese myself and we bought the breakfast sausage when we bought half a pig from a local farmer.  Its feels wonderful to eat a dinner you made and know where it came from.