Over marrow and parsley Wolfgang mentioned he needed a goose. A fresh goose was preferable for the Feast of St Martin.
I emailed my ninja meat man, Paul. “A fresh goose this time of year? Not so easy,” he said when I called him to follow up. He did find one though. Actually Paul’s father went by a neighbor’s farm in Jersey and picked out the goose that weekend. It was plucked and dressed for pick up on Wednesday. I’m going to claim that the goose weighed 11 lbs 11 oz.