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I am going to give the commissioners and the county engineer a break this week. Because I am SAD. But not the kind of SAD that people get this time of year.
People get SAD because they can’t always sustain the comfort and joy that the media touts. Because “festive” isn’t something you can get up and put on every day. People can also dread having to gather with family that they really can’t stand to be around. It can really be a rough time of year for some.
I’m talking about the season of nature. I am sure you have noticed that it is dark most of the time. And even when it is still daylight, the shadows stay on in the morning and come early in the afternoon.
We buzzards hunt by sight, and the darkness makes us pretty sad indeed. We count the days to the solstice.
Two bright spots help our feeding needs. One, it is deer season again, and that always means lots of leavings in the woods. And, two, it is turkey season…and you cooks out there should stop with the experiments!
So, if you smoked a turkey and ended up with something that tastes like canned ham and has the texture of an eraser…throw it out in the woods! If you deep fried a turkey and managed not to burn your deck down, that’s good. If you ended up with a charred greasy mess after the fire department left… throw it out in the woods. If you quartered a turkey and air-fried it, all I can ask is: “why?”
Turkeys were meant to be slow roasted in the oven. Covered, and in a huge pan like your grandma had. Just sayin’.
Enjoy the Christmas parades! I’ll be there, being your eye in the sky.
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