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Archive for November 26th, 2012

Jackie Clay

We had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving

Monday, November 26th, 2012

No matter that there was just the three of us eating Thanksgiving dinner, I cooked for three days before; I can’t seem to NOT cook so much. We ate a good meal and have been snacking afterwards for several days. And there’s still more pie to go! Tomorrow I start canning up the leftover turkey and today I’m working on canning up the last of the venison, which froze solid in the barn. Our nighttime temperatures dived to five below zero and the highs have been in the teens — barely!

Last week, Will got a lead on some ¼-inch plywood dunnage at a local wood mill, in 4×8 sheets. Cheap. As in $20 a bundle, which is about a cord. Now ¼-inch plywood is too thin for most building projects but if you double or even triple it, it sure IS thick enough. And with the price of plywood today, that is a steal. So today the man called and Will went to get it.

He got three bundles on our triple axle equipment trailer and when he went in to the office to pay, the nice man said there was no charge because they’d been sitting out in the weather for a while! I’m sure we’ll find plenty of uses for this treasure. Thank you, Mike!



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