We bought a new sausage stuffer many weeks ago from Weschenfelder. Once the stalking season starts we will have a lot of minced venison from the off cuts. So to-day was sausage stuffing trial day, with new mixes, new sausage skins and of course the new machine to try out, But first of all I needed to check the creels.
First thing this morning it was calm so I shot out to lift the lobster/crab creels and check them out. As you can see the catch was pretty small, but we are only fishing a few creels for the pot, thank goodness Portree has a supermarket.
After some pretty full on days lately it was good then to tidy everything up and put things back in place so that we can find them next time, that took half the afternoon then it was on to the sausages.
We had some minced beef and venison in the freezer so once it was defrosted we put it together with oatmeal, seasoning, spices and water. hey presto, sausages. The sheep casing skins we used were a bit thin but after a call to Damien at Weschenfelder we were up to date with how to process them. With a little bit of practice I guess we could turn out a few kilo’s in a day.
After watching the news then a bit of Springwatch tonight it is hard to believe we have had no rain for weeks, the grass is turning yellow and the ground is peeling away from the rock, so I think I will be checking the wells first thing.
This is the first blog before 10pm for a long time and with a full programme on the cards tomorrow. It will be good to get an early night. .I’m off to bed.