Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. I hope you have a wonderful day with your friends and family and I am thankful that you are my friends and care about all of us at Thordale.
Here is Mr Twizzler, my “pet” turkey listening to the classical music on the radio. He was a dude and used to follow me everywhere around the croft like a recalcitrant Dalek.
Notice how he “sings” along in key to the music but stops when the presenter or adverts talk.
A dear boy. Much missed. He was a good turkey.
This morning, I spent my day cleaning the house and I mean clean. A wax-on, wax-off type of clean as we have visitors for the next few days.
(I hope they notice, just sayin’!)
And then in the afternoon, I pottered off to Turriefield leaving Daisy to walk the dogs and feed Albie.
I enjoy my work. It is voluntary and one of the highlights of my week.
I am she-who-weighs-and-bags. I like to be accurate (800g is what I was aiming for). I have a list with instructions.
I started with carrots
And then moved onto “tatties”.
We all work very hard and stay until the work is done.
I strongly believe that, even if you are a volunteer, it is a “three line whip” situation (ie, you turn up no matter what) and you give your time for as long as it is needed. If I say I will do something, I do it. I never think I won’t turn up. Folk are relying on me and to be honest, I love doing it, though I have a yearning to turn over the bags like they do in old-fashioned greengrocers!
I take pleasure in choosing the croft-grown vegetables and making sure the weights are correct – it is my obsession.
So, happy Thanksgiving everyone xx