Friday, January 09, 2009

Margaret's Goose

Canada Geese are a very common sight where we live.  Margaret has never eaten one and asked a friend if he knew a hunter who would be willing to give her one to cook.  It wasn't many days before she got a phone call that there was a goose waiting for us in a cooler on our front porch.

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The bird was almost as long as Margaret is tall!  It weighed 11 lbs 8 oz at this point.

I'm a city boy. My meat comes wrapped on styrofoam trays from the grocery store. When Margaret said she had to dress the goose, I expected her to get her sewing machine out.  Instead, our friend Jim Tracy volunteered to help her get the bird ready.

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This is what we ended up with. It should be good eatin' this weekend!

In His name,
Chaplain Sam Houchins

3 comments:

Doris High said...

I'm anxious to hear how it tastes. I've eaten farm-raised geese, but never a Canada goose.

Anonymous said...

Now you can say you're a farm boy!! Did you save the "goose down" feathers for your pillows? Ha ha
Hopefully he won't be a "tough old bird". Enjoy!! Let us know your impression of taste. Oh, use the liver to make pate - and you can keep that all to yourselves.
Cashewjag

Kevin Hosea said...

Sounds like Margaret is really going to have her goose cooked, ha,ha. She knew how to dress a goose? Yum, yum.