Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Processing the Moose

Freezer space is, well, limited. 
The garden harvest was less than stellar so there were many empty canning jars. 
Moose meat went into jars. 
I am beginning with the finished product. 

Meat in jars is not pretty. 

Jars in the canner. I canned twenty-one quarts of meat. 

Packing meat into jars.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Five In A Row---The Story of Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese

Benjamin completed the first part of Institute for Excellence in Writing Primary Arts of Language Writing program. That was my marker for taking some time to dive into Five in a Row. We started with The Story of Ping last week. We lightly rowed this book but we learned a little about China and we learned about ducks. 
Benjamin loves science so that was a huge decision making factor in using FIAR. We learned about sinking and floating. 
My boy enjoys activities.


Sorry for the poor photo quality but the moose processing has brought out the big folding table. How timely, this table also comes out for Thanksgiving and now I am finally in a Thanksgiving Day mood. 

This photo also reminds me that daily living is messy. 

Much of school happened in the kitchen today
due to the canning of moose meat. The first meat we have ever canned. So far so good. 

Canned meat is not pretty, maybe there should be opaque jars for such things. 

There is more meat to be processed. All that we had time to do yesterday was the bag of meat, ya know backstrap and tenderloin and whatever else isn't attached to a leg bone, and one hindquarter.

More processing tonight or tomorrow. Tomorrow is our first Saturday.