Wednesday, 24 February 2016
We recently took delivery of a pheasant (swapped for a couple of jars of jam) and a sack of wood pigeons. The pheasant has been plucked and gutted. I've stripped the breasts from the pigeons. There's nothing much more that can be done with the rest of the pigeons though I stripped off as many of the feathers as I could. We have been building up a store of feathers as we plan, eventually, to use them to make pillows and quilts. Meanwhile, the pheasant and pigeon breasts have been frozen. We will use some of the breasts to make sausages. The pheasant will be roasted for a forthcoming Sunday dinner.