Equinox Stew

Finally, we have a sunny day after yet another blizzard. Although it’s sunny, the snow is going nowhere soon since it’s only to be in the teens above zero for a high temperature today.

I think this near- equinox blizzard was one of the worst of many this season. Out here on the prairie-land it blew extremely hard and relocated the snow very rapidly. It really relocated it into our yard and after spending considerable time out in the skid loader clearing the driveway and yard I decided a nice hot stew would be a welcome reward upon getting back into the house. As I gathered together the ingredients for the equinox stew I realized that those ingredients were mostly harvested and stored around the autumnal equinox. The stew required potatoes, green peppers, onions, green beans, carrots, and some venison meat. All of these were put away about six months ago. Even the venison was arrowed not long after the equinox. The completed stew is very simple. I just add some Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and brown sugar along with a bay leaf. Put it into the crockpot and let it simmer away.

It seems we always need to be thinking about an equinox ahead. Now, in the greenhouse we are seeding the peppers, tomatoes, onions etc. which will be planted in the garden, hopefully for next fall’s harvest. I’ve been seeing a lot of deer moving about trying to find shelter and food in our tundra- like landscape, hopefully they too will survive to another equinox.

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