Thursday, July 29, 2010

I HAVE A FOLLOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And her name (or his) is 'yarnambition'. Welcome to my world!!!!! I hope you don't think I'm crazy or anything...hehe I'm also on Ravelry & Facebook. If anybody wants to befriend me there, let me know by leaving a comment. Thanks!! 8-D

Monday, July 26, 2010

Today's Adventure

Ok, so, today everything was going as normal as things tend to go here in Manatí. As I was getting ready to feed the sheep & the chickens, I heard this racket; barking & chickens making tons of noise. It so hapenned that one of my chickens had jumped over the fence into my backyard & the dogs got it. Poor thing... My first instinct was to throw it away. Then I realized, 'hey, we can eat this!!' So I just left it by the patio entrance, called my husband, who gave me instructions on getting a pot of water boiling. When he got home (he was almost home when I called him), he taught me how to chop off the head (yuck!) & dip the chicken in the hot water for a few seconds. This opens up the pores & the feathers come out sooooooo easily!!!!! Like magic! I enjoyed that! Then we cleaned it up (I cleaned the gizzard, didn't know what was going to find inside...8-P )and got it ready to take to my sis-in-law. She offered to prepare an "asopao", which is soup with rice.......mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. It turned out DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Poor chicken, she had no idea at the beginning of the day that she would be supper the next. I need to let you know that I was not born in the country. I was born & raised in the big metro city of San Juan. So, I knew we could do something with the chicken, but needed my husband's expertise, because he's the one who was born & raised in the country. He also told me that cleaning & de-feathering the chicken is better done by one with the skills, as the person in the farmers' market place. All the perks without the mess...hehe Have you had any new experiences like this? Let me know! 8-)