Can it really be December already?! What has happened to this year!
November is always a busy month, but this year found the Homestead exceptionally busy. . . .
And then there was the bird. Not the biggest we’ve ever raised, but at 37 lbs. – dressed out – we were wondering how in the world we were going to get him to our final destination – and then, if the oven would hold him – or if he would be finished cooking in time for dinner. We loaded him up in the biggest cooler we could find – and off we went to spend the holiday with family from near and far.
Brined, seasoned, stuffed with onions, apples, celery, and rubbed with butter, he made it into the oven and cooked as we had planned and was delicious. Whew!