meadhbh at io.com
Thu Dec 12 07:35:19 PST 1996
Heidi J Torres wrote:
> Hey, like I said, just go puncture a cow. Back home, cattle were too
> precious just to butcher anytime you needed some hearty protein so blood
> and milk were valuable by-products. There's a vein in their necks that
> works. My grandmother always advised me to sing softly to the creatures
> to sort of lull them, or just to talk gently in a random fashion -- I was
> good at this, as you can guess, and so helped granny out often. You take
> with you a sharp pointy knife and a deep bowl or jug. A quick puncture,
> the blood spurts out, you catch it in the bowl (or whatever). When you
> have enough, apply a little pressure on the nick on the cow's neck, daub
> a little mud or salve on there, and off you go, back to the round house
> with your blood pudding ingredients.
> Obviously, in beef-rich Ansteorra, there's not much call for blood
> puddings, so this has become something of a lost art. However, good
> Mistress, if you're up for it, I can show you the technique.
I am up for it. I have found a source of pig blood. I would also like
to do it with cow's blood. This could be a good use for all those
vampires running around the sca of late. At least they could perform a
useful task for us....(grin)
> Gods know it can't be as hard as gathering prickly pear fruit (insert
> evil chuckle here).
hey, hey, hey......only those with talent get to harvest prickly pear
fruit and survive!
> And then, blood puddings and pancakes for all!
p.s. looking forward to feeding all of Kein's squires!!!
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