Thanksgiving Wrap-up

Here are a few of the highlights from yesterday’s Thanksgiving extravaganza at the Barmer’s.

The World Class Menu: Turkey, Stuffing, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Crescent Rolls, Smithwick’s Irish Ale (but not for the pregnant person).

The Turkey: The 17-pound turkey we bought from local farmers Roy and Treina was by far the best turkey I’ve ever had. It was more expensive than we anticipated, but in the end it was well worth it. There are a couple of reasons we will do it again next year: We enjoyed supporting a local farmer, the taste was wonderful, and it was anti-biotic and hormone free. Here’s a link to some basic info on pastured turkeys, including cost justification and nutrition information.

Earliest Riser, Best Looking Chef, and Yahtzee Champion: Krista Barmer, up at 7 to get the turkey started, looking good, and winning at Yahtzee later that afternoon.

Yahtzee Honorable Mention: Brad Hendryx, who managed to get two yahtzees in one game.

Nintendo Wii Champ: Yours truly.

Best Dessert: Rice Krispie Treats.

It was a great day… Lots of frivolity, good food, and good conversation. I hope your day was as full-filling as ours.


Barmer Blog UPDATE: Mudshot Eyes has a new name a NEW LOCATION! I’ve wanted to rename my blog for a good while now, so now that my yearly web host is up for renewal, I’m making the change. The new name is

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…conveniently located at

If you receive this by email, the emails will now come from the new site. As of Saturday, typing will take you to

One thought on “Thanksgiving Wrap-up

  1. Love your new look!!

    Sounds like your Thanksgiving was fun. Did you have the green stuff?? Ha! Remember? Grandma use to make it. Laura loved it! Gosh, I miss southern food. . . .

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