The local FFA chapter hosted a Turkey shoot at a neighbor’s farm on Saturday. The kids were invited by the neighbor and had a great time. Evidentally Rachael is quite the crack shot, winner 3 of the 11 shoots.
Turkey shoots do not include shooting turkeys, but targets nailed to trees. Prizes are turkeys and country hams. She won 2 turkeys and 1 Bigham country ham. She graciously gave one of the turkeys to Mr. Harry, who was hosting the event. Other one in the freezer for later in the month.
Country ham- something I have never cooked before. I called Mrs. Kay for assitance. As the UT Extension County agent’s wife and a native Tennessean, I knew she could help me. There are several options for the ham, but all include slicing, deboning and cooking. Tim said he would cut it today and I will package ham pieces in single meal packages. While I have not cooked country ham, I have eaten it. It is salt cured pork ham, so very salty to my pallet. I think that we will use it more for seasoning, like for bean soup or scalloped potatoes.