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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Zasso Nouka » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:27 am

KumamotoHunter wrote:Yes, I do. Hard work, but well worth it!
Hard work but very rewarding in the end and an important part of where our food comes from. I've only ever butchered a couple of our male chickens and that took plenty of time so can imagine how much more work a whole inoshishi would take.

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Post by Eric in Japan » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:37 am

I watched this video a while back, makes it seem easy. Of course, watching video and doing something are vastly different.



I now know where all the different cuts of meat come from though. That is pretty neat.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by KumamotoHunter » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:55 pm

I put a lot in the slow cooker and make "pulled boar" with BBQ sauce. Delicious!

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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Chris64 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:09 am

I wonder if this thread is still active? I went fishing in the surf today and while fishing, wondered about rock and surf fishing on the Japanese coast.

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Post by Zasso Nouka » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:52 am

It's active now :lol:

My father in law is a keen sea fisherman and he seems to do quite well, quite often when we visit he will have something freshly caught sliced up as sashimi. His favourite spots are around ports on the long concrete piers with lots of the concrete tetrapods, he catches quite a range of fish through the year as well as octopus and lobsters.

He has his own little work area in the house to make all sorts of different lures and stuff. Every time we go out for a family trip he will bundle a small rod and some tackle in the boot of the car 'just in case' :D

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Post by Chris64 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:23 pm

It is the summer holidays and it is unbearably hot. The sun is ferocious! It is also Christmas and the family is coming over for dinner. Luckily, they bring their own food but I still had to cook big! I made 5kg of roast potatoes and slow roasted a leg of lamb over open coals. A hot and sweaty business! Family and children are a blessing and a punishment.

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Post by Zasso Nouka » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:02 am

Sounds like a fun day, my own plans for today include getting a haircut and having some root canal treatment :scared-yipes:

However once I get back from the dentist then will be back to tending my biochar burns.


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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Zasso Nouka » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:13 am

Well, I don't think we're going to be cold during the next few winters

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Our friendly local lumber yard delivered a whole load of waste wood today, some of the ends and outside aren't good but the majority of it is perfectly good for burning.

Some of the sections are massive.

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It's going to take months to get this cut up and split but reckon it will last for years.

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Re: What did you do today?

Post by starting_the_dream » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:39 am

That's a lot of wood! I'm hoping you have a splitter or at least a teenage child or two! If you don't mind me asking, how did you arrange this? I've been thinking about a wood burning stove, but have had trouble finding a cheap source of wood. Those little bundles they sell at the home centers are pretty pricey!

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