My husband and I live and farm a remote and isolated group of islands in the Falkland Islands. We use a 36 foot steel fishing boat to move between islands. Our lifestyle is pretty much self sufficient. We have a wind turbine for power our own veg gardens and 5,000 sheep that we farm for fine wool and fat lamb.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Christopher and Ali went out in Theo to haul the crab pots today. It was a lovely day and they came back with a haul of 666. We also have about 300 in the keep pots so I now have enough to do about 5 lots of processing. I general process 200 at a time. I need to do at least one lot of processing a week just to provide the minimum amount for our standing order. Christopher gets up at 5am to put the boiler on and then either him and Ali or him and Shaun kill and cook the crab once the boiler comes to the boil. I then go down at 7-7:30 as the first lot have been cooked and cooled enough ready to start breaking the crab down for processing. I then have either Ali or Tanya to help me process the crab right down ready to go in the chiller. We usually finish processing at about 3pm and then spend an hour doing the clean down.
Sorted crab on the deck
Shaun and Dave (taken several years ago). Crab in the sort tray.