Goatherd Pepe came to Bed and Breakfast Finca Gordo with turkey.
A day at Bed and Breakfast Finca Gordo during the preparation of the new season. Having breakfast together in the morning sun, Marina preparing the rooms, me doing some odd jobs. Around 12 o'clock a car is honking loudly. Marina Marina Marina openly.
Pepe the goatherd from Riogordo stands in front of the gate with his Renault 4. We open the gate and the white car rushes down. Nice, he comes for a beer and a chat.
Yes, we talk that too, but recently Pepe asked me to edit some photos and print them out. I did and the photo showed a goat mother with 6 little ones. Pepe thought it was so special and wanted to give all his children a print. I had to get one too.
When we delivered the photos of the goats he was so excited and asked what I wanted for them. I didn't want anything for it. Please keep it as a good neighbor.
But today Pepe brought something to make up for it. The white car contained the present for our Bed and Breakfast. A real turkey weighing over 15 kg. Living straight from the farm, of course.
But Pepe, we are from the city, I told him. We are not in favor of simply slaughtering an animal. But Pepe was determined to give us a turkey. Ok this looks like a nice tree, I think Pepe meant. I had to help. The turkey was hung by its legs on the tree and in no time the head was removed and the animal struggled for a while. Skin with feathers removed, organs removed and Pepe drove away in his white car with the message: let it hang for 4 hours and let it get cold then you can prepare it and debone it.
Still a bit of tinkering with paints etc. And after 4 hours the animal was deboned.
Result: 8 beautiful fillets, a pan of soup, turkey rendang and turkey au vin.
You experience something at B&B Finca Gordo. Back to basics.