Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Introducing Harvey

Ruby surprised us all by having her calf sometime last night...May I introduce to you - Harvey!

Harvey's daddy is...well, we don't exactly know who his daddy is. Ruby the Hussy must have backed up to a fence back in mid-February....Harvey is a bit on the small side but he is nursing and dry and very active. Notice his cute white 'beard'! Ruby is a wonderful mamma so we know he will be fine.

Next up, Thanksgiving dinner in preparation. Mr. Wonderful decided to smoke a turkey this year. He started out by brining it overnight in some wonderful brining spices his sister gave him last year for Christmas. This morning he drained off the brine, slathered butter all over that bird, spiced it up with all kinds of yummy spices, and set it on the smoker out in the front yard.

After he got it on the smoker, he stuffed the inside with celery and oranges and lemons, then put more lemons and oranges in the smoker pan. He alsoput soaked wood chips in the pan - hickory, apple, and cherry. By the time I get home from work, the turkey should be done and all we'll need to do tomorrow is warm it through. YUM!

Hoping you all have a peaceful, wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by.


John Knotwell said...

Welcome to Missouri Mr. Harvey. We hope the next 24 months or so will be delicious and fattening for you!

On to Turkey day... I am jealous... I would love to taste some brined turkey!

cinnamongirl93 said...

Congrad's to your new addition! How exciting!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm still recovering from a turkey hangover! LOL!

Dawn said...

Ohhhhhh....Harvey is so,so adorable.

And the turkey looks positively yummy!