This was dinner. We bought fifteen organically grown chickens to put in the freezer yesterday, and had these two for dinner tonight. No, didn't bother raising our own this year, too many other concerns to think about, like getting a roof over our heads for the winter. But these were a deal at less than 5 bucks apiece.
We originally got the beer can chicken recipe from The Hermit's sister. The liquid in the can (you can drink it and fill it with water if you want) steams the chicken from inside while the outside grills. It was all delicious, and plenty of leftovers. Side dishes were corn on the cob (of course, this time of year) and new red potatoes from the garden. Starflower liked them a lot.
On the other hand, we got some sad news today. There is a couple who raise and board horses near us. We knew this couple from when we lived seventy miles south of where we do now, and they used to have a place near there where The Hermit boarded his first horses. Anyway, they just found out that he has throat and liver cancer. I don't know, maybe there's some hope, but it does not look good. She called to see if we would take one of their horses; at this time they can't be bothered with caring for as many horses as they have. The horse is the mother of one of ours, so it would be a natural match. Of course, we're taking her. On top of the two more horses The Hermit is buying ( I have nothing to do with horse transactions. Nothing. ) that will bring our total to six horses. Maybe I better start to like riding.
And a musical note, dedicated to Jim of Earth Home Garden. Jim, I finally got around to listening to the Reeltime Travelers, and the song "Little Bird Of Heaven", which you recommended, is now on my list of all time perfect songs. I tried it out on guitar tonight, and there is one chord I don't even know the name of, but I just happened to find it. It fits me like an old glove. I also like "Hallelujah", but that will be another day's practice. Anyway, thanks Jim, you old hippie you, you've turned me on to some good music. Maybe some day we'll make our way out to Big Bear Lake. :)