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Weekend So Far

I'm happy to say the experiment in recording Sky TV worked; nine hours of Firefly to watch and I've now seen the beginnings of the series. Not much more than that, because there's other things to do than sit about watching Tube.

We sold three goats this week, to a family that wanted them for freezer and a family barbaque. They were supposed to pick them up on Saturday morning early. Since these goats are for meat, and they didn't want to do the slaughter themselves, that is part of the negotiated price. They did have someone to do the dressing-out. However, that cousin was called in to work on Saturday, so they called the house to tell us this... after we'd headed out to start livestock rounds.

Herself did go back to the house when they'd not shown up by about an hour after they'd said they would. Me, I just figured they were working on Southern Local Time. At any rate, with receipt of the message, plans changed. This was, however, too late for one of the three goats sold. So to preserve their purchase, we took care of the dressing-out and delivered the carcass to Newberry Cold Storage so they could set up their cutting instructions.

Somebody in the family called again when we got done with that, and Herself told them where the carcass was going and why. Initial response was along the lines of "good, because we are planning on this). However, later in the day the lady of the house in question called back and asked if the carcass could be kept on the ranch. Well, no, because we don't have the cold-storage available for that and because Newberry Cold Storage closes at noon on Saturday. But (comes the response) Newberry is so expensive, that's why my cousin is going to do this.

Well WTF, eh? Then make your plans for a weekend when your cousin won't have other obligations, or be here to pick up your own carcass' and store them yourselves. This was made clear on the day you selected them and paid for them, eh? And the dressing-out isn't costing you extra for this one, because of the change of plans. And Newberry expensive? Huh? We just paid for 200 some pounds of beef butchering at the same place. Cost to us (for the service)? $19.75 And your other two goats are still stored "on the hoof" which could make life interesting if you come by next Saturday to pick up, because Moi won't be here, Moi will be Out Of State.

Dinner with friends S&K over their place (all of a mile up the road) and another friend. Much good conversation, and some great food. Today is a more laid-back day. Still a lot to do, but most of it routine.



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Mar. 12th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC)
that's a good price for newberry. kulana is so much more. but then they have a hold on the town and it's a bit hard to get to but they do an excellent job. in hawai'i. don't have a need for it here.

wonder how goat tastes.
Mar. 13th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
Re: wow...
Well, it does not taste like chicken. *G* Closer to deer venison.
Mar. 13th, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
Re: wow...
i'll have to try it sometime. i'm not a huge fan of deer but that's probably because i didn't grow up with it. i did grow up with mouflon (yeah i can spell this early in the morning) so maybe i'll taste that.

i've had wild goat. i imagine that would taste radically different like the difference between wild boar and domestic pig.
Mar. 13th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
Re: wow...
You're on the right track. Venison, for example, I've had deer venison two ways; raised domestic (NZ) and wild. Domestic tasted slightly less gamy.
Mar. 12th, 2006 11:55 am (UTC)
So...first thoughts?

And PLEASE tell me Sky TV had it in the proper order (the two-hour pilot first, where Book, Simon and River come on board).

Mar. 13th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Well, I've a better handle on where you picked up the expression, "Not so much." *G* Yes, the two hour pilot first. And I've now got it narrowed down to which portions of which episodes, and I saw the entirity of the ninth one, where there's the fire on Serenity and Mal recalls finding the ship and gathering the crew.

Real quick summary? I knew I liked what I'd seen. I really like the continuity I've now got. Since it's on DVR it's not a permanent recording (I'll probably want to use the time/space for something else at some point). The DVD release is now most certainly on the shopping list.

Can I ask yet to be put on your Serenity filter? Not sure. Still haven't seen the movie release.

Definitely shows its homage to Westerns; sometimes with a very subtle touch, sometimes... not so much.
Mar. 13th, 2006 08:04 am (UTC)
Yay! 'Out of Gas' is absolutely my fave ep - very reminiscent of Das Boot.

I'm hesitating to put you on the Firefly/Serenity filter because there is a HUGE-ASS movie spoiler. If you really don't care one way or another, I'll do so, but I'd really hate to spoil the impact.

Mar. 13th, 2006 09:07 am (UTC)
Wait on it 'til I ask. I'm looking locally to buy the movie DVD now. *G*

'Out of Gas' is the one episode I'd seen in entirity during the original run of the show. I'd also seen about 1/3 of 'The Train Job' including the scene when Crow tells Mal to keep the money, he'll hunt him down whatever Niska says. Though rather than "Darn" (which I've seen on some quote sites), I heard Mal say "Done" just before he kicked Crow into the intake of the ion jet.
Mar. 13th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yup. We have the movie on DVD too. Tell Herself to call me if she wants to ride this week, and I'll run the goodies out to you.
Mar. 14th, 2006 06:38 am (UTC)
I'll ask; I'm out of town as of Friday.
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