It's the time of year when you want to eat nourishing things. I don't know about you but my body craves good fats and protein as the days get darker.
So, I got home late-ish with three massive bones from my lovely friends at the Dirty Hoe Gastro Farm and Butchery. Certified organic beef bones from happy cows who had one bad day, grown by people we know (and both buy hay from). I roasted them at 375* for probably two hours, until they smelt all golden and wonderful. And then they went into my biggest soup pot with a bunch of our well water and some organic, raw (though not for long) apple cider vinegar and simmered on the woodstove for a few hours.
When I get home from the day job tonight, I'll transfer them to the big stock pot and simmer them again. Tomorrow I'll likely make them into some kind of delicious soup with soba noodles and winter veg.
Ah winter comfort food! How lucky we are to be here.