Thursday, March 17, 2011

The aspargus is trying to tell me something.

This is year one of our asparagus plants.  All of the shoots I planted have come up again this year and I am happy to see they are still alive.  Asparagus needs about three years of growth before you can harvest anything to eat, but the stalks coming up is a good sign that I need to get the garden in gear.  I started the tiller after its long winter nap which always requires a spark plug socket wrench and a hefty spray of carburetor cleaner.  Ah spring, the bees, the flowers and sweet smell of carburetor cleaner.  I can't imagine trying to do a large garden with out the tiller. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tastes like ass

Ok, actually it was delicious.  I cooked a hunk of venison butt roast in the crockpot today.  I just chucked it in the pot this morning with some carrots, onions, green beans and a little hunk of bacon.  It cooked all day and when we got home the house smelled great.  The first one I did in the oven was ok, but this was the way to go. 
The kids loved it and even came into the kitchen while I was putting up the left overs and ate every last bite.  According to Underhill Farms Online Store they sell Venison roast for 14 bucks a pound so that was the best deal on a home cooked meal we have every had.  I think it works out to be a dollar or two for the bullet and since I missed once I saved around ten bucks.  I really couldn't tell much difference between the venison and beef and wouldn't have known if I hadn't cut it up myself.  I never thought I would say this, but it is kinda satisfying to eat something you killed.