Saturday, 9 November 2013

Out again!

The farmer is shooting today around our fields and those of our neighbours.   Before he went I warned him that he could only bring a pheasant home if he was willing to hang it, skin it, cut off the breast and legs, cling film it, freeze it, defrost it, casserole it and eat it.   That should ensure he doesn't arrive home with one.   That should also tell you that I hate pheasant.  I like my pheasants roaming the fields free and colourful - and that is how they would remain if it was down to me.

I have been out to lunch again!   As our Friday gang are all going out for a Chinese tonight we didn't need much at lunch time, but dear friend W collected J and M and then came down the Lane for me and we all went to the nearby village of Constable Burton for a bowl of soup and a roll (no John, not a roll in the hay, just a bread roll).

The choice was carrot and coriander or broccoli - I had the latter and it was delicious.  Then we had coffee and a Jammie Dodger before coming home to take Tess for her walk, light the wood burner and sit down to write this. Outside it is a cold, damp Autumn day - one minute sunny the next a sharp shower and very cold with it.   However, the weather is set to turn much warmer later today, so our outing to the Chinese (my mouth is already watering at the thought of those tiger prawns in batter) tonight should see a pleasanter temperature.

Just look at those wonderful Autumn colours on the village green just outside the door of tje Village Hall.


Crafty Green Poet said...

I love to see pheasants running free too (though they can be such silly birds!). Hope you enjoy your prawns.

Gwil W said...

There's a tonguetwister about pheasants. Say it 3 times fast after your glass of sherry Pat. It goes something like this:

I'm not the pheasant plucker
but the pheasant plucker's son
And I'll finish plucking pheasants
When the pheasant plucking's done

Heather said...

You are getting to be a real gad-about! Your soup looks delicious and I love Chinese food too but I am making cottage pie for us tonight. Glad you've had another lovely day. Those autumn colours are so lovely.

Terra said...

Those book laden shelves are intriguing; is that a restaurant / book store you are in?

MorningAJ said...

I have to admit that I'm quite partial to a bit of pheasant. I couldn't shoot my own though.

mrsnesbitt said...

Slow cooked lamb here tonight!
Have a lovely meal xxx

Dominic Rivron said...

I hope you stressed the "h". :)

Elizabeth said...

My father hated guns - so no shooting for us.
My godfather used to bring us a brace of pheasants just before Christmas each year.
They hung in the game larder til Ivy came up from her cottage to pluck them. (Mum either couldn't or wouldn't)
I once heard of someone breaking a tooth biting into some pepper-shot in a pheasant. So I have never eaten one.
End of entire repetoire of pheasant stories....!

Twiggy said...

We have a lot of pheasants round about,so beautiful. Hope you enjoy your meal

Midlife Roadtripper said...

" (no John, not a roll in the hay, just a bread roll)"

Hahahahahahaha! Sounds like a lovely day with friends and good food. Perfect.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Gwil - in order to try that tongue twister I would need a double whisky at lease - in my view sherry is only fit for putting in the trifle.
Terra - it is neither a book store nor a restaurant - it is the village hall, where local ladies do afternoon teas, or soup at lunch time, or themed evenings for village hall funds. There is a permanent display of books - you can buy them for 50p or £1 and that also goes to village hall funds.
Thanks to everyone for calling.