Hahaha it’s my fault for procrastinating _(;3/ starting the other chapter now!
List of characters :
帕特里 Patrik (Python) / 林沐 Lin Mu (Female)
科恩 Cohen (White tiger) / 拉尔 Lal (Centipede)
洛克 Locke (Horned lion) / 萨沙 Sasha (Female)
杰森 Jason (Black cobra) / 莱丝 Lais (Female)
罗伊德 Lloyd (???) / 菲尔 Phil (Female)
莱恩 Ryan (Lion) / 黄远 Huang Yuan (Female)
巴奥 Ba-Ao (Brown winged bear) / 霍斯 Howth (Golden winged lion)
雷切尔 Rey (???) / 艾德琳 Adeline (Female)
卡索 Casso (Winged wolf) / 球球 Qiuqiu (pet?)
达蒙 Damon (??? / Casso’s father)
里亚 Ria (Female)
马特 Matt (Silver wolf / Misha’s father)
米莎 Misha (Female)
Please do not repost elsewhere and do not re-translate to other language from my English version.
Chapter 82 Sausage
It has been snowing continuously these days and the temperature is getting lower and lower. Lin Mu and the other females are reluctant to leave the room now. Even beastman can only stay outside the door for a while, they can’t stand it for a long time. In such cold weather, animals generally find a warm place to spend the winter. Most beasts should have hunt a lot of food in autumn and will hibernate in winter. So in this season, it is difficult for beastman to find prey. On the other hand, they don’t have to worry about any wild beast attacking their tribe due to insufficient food.
Patrik discovered that the feed they prepared for the animals in the tribe is almost exhausted. That day, after he finished feeding the animals, he checked the time and hurried home so that he can get back before Lin Mu wakes up. As soon as Patrik got home, he went straight into the back room. These days, if Lin Mu wakes up in the morning and doesn’t see him at first sight, he(LM) will definitely be in a bad mood. That’s why Patrik looked so rushed. Entering the back room, Patrik breathed a sigh of relief when he saw Lin Mu sleeping peacefully on the bed. He sat down by the bed and watched Lin Mu sleeping while holding a pillow, and lightly snoring. Patrik wanted to reach out and touch Lin Mu’s face, but remember that he had just returned and still carrying cold air with him, so he withdrew his hand again. But looking at Lin Mu’s ruddy lips, he lowered his head and kissed him gently, before leaving the room. Patrik wanted to prepare hot water as Lin Mu is about to wake up soon.
After breakfast, Lin Mu was held in Patrik’s arms and they sat on the recliner while chatting.
“When I went to feed the animals today, I found that the feed stock is almost finished.”
“Well, we didn’t think about how long we would keep the animals at first. Our intention is just to keep fresh meat for winter. Since the feed is running out, let’s kill the animals. In the current weather, the meat is easy to preserve. Also, the chickens gave us a lot of eggs, so I wonder if we can raise some chickens next year.”
“En, I’ll listen to your instructions.” Patrik then continued, “Let’s see how the weather will be tomorrow. If it’s clear, I will arrange to kill all the animals.”
Lin Mu nodded.
Since today’s weather is snowy, no one will be visiting, so Lin Mu and Patrik stayed in the back room1. The room was a little dark. After taking out the glowing stone, the room became lit up with a soft light, which made the room felt especially warm in this weather. People can’t help but think that even if the storm is outside, this room is extremely reassuring. They lie on the bed, talking, chatting, and eating snacks. Although their current life has no ups and downs, it is really comfortable. Occasionally, they will get passionate and ‘roll around the sheets’, and the day passes quickly. In winter, as long as they prepare food, they will have nothing to worry about. Unlike modern times on earth, people need to think about their studies, work, and all kinds of interpersonal relationships. If they are unlucky, they might get into trouble sometimes. But here is different, as long as there’s food to eat and something to wear for warmth, one will feel very satisfied.
The next day, the sky is beautiful and it is a sunny day. Lin Mu sighed in admiration, it is not easy to get a chance to stand in the yard in this kind of weather. The sun today is nice, and because of the snow, he felt that everywhere looked bright. Lin Mu only stood for a while and saw Huang Yuan walking in big steps into his yard.
Seeing Lin Mu, Huang Yuan immediately waved, “Heya, it’s not easy to get a chance to go out in this weather!” Huang Yuan ran over, naturally followed by Ryan.
Lin Mu smiled and said, “Yeah, I haven’t come out for a breath of fresh air for several days.”
Huang Yuan walked to Lin Mu’s side and said, “Lin Mu, I heard that today the tribe is going to slaughter the animals, do you want to check it out?”
Lin Mu: “I don’t like bloody scenes, so I won’t be going.”
Patrik asked him if he wanted to watch before this, but Lin Mu declined. Patrik also hoped that Lin Mu would not go. After all, it was not something nice to watch. Rather than seeing those and affect the mood, Lin Mu might as well sit at home drinking tea and eating snacks.
Huang Yuan heard what Lin Mu said, and felt the same. But thinking of the commotion, he didn’t want to miss it, “I still want to see it.”
“Then, go ahead ba.”
After talking to Lin Mu for a while, Huang Yuan pulled Ryan away to watch the excitement. Lin Mu saw how Huang Yuan naturally took Ryan’s hand as they walked away and felt happy for Huang Yuan inside. He didn’t want Huang Yuan to be tied with the word ‘living and dying in loneliness’.
After Huang Yuan left, Lin Mu went into the house with a tray of snacks beside him. Since Patrik went to slaughter the animals, there was only Lin Mu in the house. Sitting in boredom, he started to knit. There is not much cloth left in their home and they will need it to make spring clothes after the winter is over. Hence, Lin Mu decides to knit more these days and make cloth while he has free time in this season.
Some time later, Jason carried Lais to Lin Mu’s house. Lin Mu was a little surprised by the visit, “Lais, why didn’t you go to check out the excitement?”
Lais sat down and let Jason go to do his work before saying to Lin Mu, “I have seen how the animals are slaughtered. It’s nothing good to see actually.” Lais saw Lin Mu knitting and added, “I also brought my materials to knit.”
The two of them chatted and knitting together. At noon, Patrik and Jason came back together and they brought back a lot of meat. Patrik also carried a big wooden barrel with him. Seeing Lais is preparing to leave, Lin Mu said, “Stay for lunch ba.”
Lais smiled and said, “It’s alright, the weather is fine today. I will visit you again later.”
Lin Mu nodded and said alright with a smile. While they were talking, Patrik and Jason have already sorted out the meat and washed their hands.
“How was it? Is the meat enough for everyone?”
Patrik nodded, “The meat is divided according to headcount and everyone got a good portion of meat. Moreover, they kept some dried meat in the autumn, so they don’t have to worry about food.”
Lin Mu smiled and said, “That’s great.” Just now, he saw a lot of meat. With the dried bacon they made before this, Lin Mu and Patrik don’t need to worry about not able to eat meat throughout the winter.
“I’m going to see what kind of meat we got.” Lin Mu happily went to the kitchen.
While checking the pile of meat, Lin Mu thought in his mind that they need to pack it up quickly. So he called for Patrik, “Patrik, come here. Let’s arrange the meat for storage.”
Patrik came in when he heard the request, “Tell me how you want it to be and I’ll do it.”
“These beef, freeze half of it for future use. I planned to make the rest into braised beef. These pork, En…” Looking at the pork, Lin Mu thought about the cooking methods and said, “Save some fat and lean part, I planned to use it to make chinese sausages, it’s very delicious.” Then, Lin Mu saw the lamb and decided, “Let’s drink lamb soup at noon.”
By now, Patrik has learned which animal and meat is pig/pork, cow/beef, and sheep/mutton that Lin Mu is talking about. He nodded and processed the meat according to Lin Mu’s instruction; cutting parts, taken out for freezing, and put aside some for today’s meal.
Apart from that, Lin Mu asked Patrik earlier to bring a lot of bones because Patrik likes to drink bone broth. Lin Mu makes the bone broth and used another clay pot to make the mutton soup. After finishing these, Lin Mu went to see the internal organs that Patrik brought back. He looked through it and saw that all organs have been cleaned up. He picked out the small intestine and placed it in a wooden basin on the side. Lin Mu began to take out one of the large intestines, preparing to make a spicy fatty intestine. He once cooked this dish and Patrik liked it very much. Lin Mu can also eat some, but not too much as it will feel too greasy.
After the spicy fatty intestine dish is made, Lin Mu can see that Patrik wanted to eat it. So he asked Patrik to take it to the living room and eat some first. He continued to cook other dishes like stir-fried pork, stir-fried vegetable and prepared some pickles. They ate lunch and slept for a while, before getting up to start making chinese sausages.
Because the small intestines of animals in this world are very long and thicker than ordinary pigs, Lin Mu plans to use all 7 small intestines, thinking that he has enough meat to fill them. Lin Mu asked Patrik to cut the selected fat and lean meat into suitable small pieces. He mixed them with seasonings and marinate them. By tomorrow morning, the meat will be ready to be made into sausages. For the braised beef, Lin Mu put the beef on the marinade mix, and they have nothing to do anything.
In the evening, the mutton soup that has been stewing at noon is ready. They can smell the rich aroma from the yard. Lin Mu drank a bowl of mutton soup, it was spicy and it felt very warm in the stomach; this is the best.
After eating breakfast the next morning, Lin Mu took a look at the marinated meat from yesterday. He asked Patrik to get him a bamboo tube. Then he washed it inside and out, and use the bamboo tube to support one end of the small intestine, while the other end was tied with a thread. Next, he let Patrik pour the marinated chopped meat bit by bit into the small intestine casing. When the intestine is completely filled, he tied strings to make sections and then pierced each section 2 or 3 times with a needle. Lastly, he sealed the other end of the intestine and it’s done.
Patrik saw that the process is done and asked, “Is it that simple?”
Lin Mu smiled and hung the sausage in the air vent to air dry, “It’s that simple. Wait until it’s air-dried completely, we can fry it whenever we want to eat it. It’s delicious.” Of course, Lin Mu can also make smoked sausage, but he didn’t like the smell so he didn’t plan to make any.
The 7 sausages were hung under the eaves of the kitchen, and it was an interesting sight.
“We can eat it in 4 or 5 days.”
4 or 5 days later, Lin Mu steamed some of the sausages and gave it to Patrik for a taste. Seeing his eyes brightened when he ate them, Lin Mu knew that his sausage is a success. After the meal, Lin Mu asked Patrik to give some of the sausages to his close friends. Because the sausage was limited, everyone only received a section. After tasting the sausage, many people came to learn the method from Lin Mu. The steps are quite simple, it just depends on the individual’s skill in seasoning. So in a few days, every family has their sausages hanging up. Casso and Qiuqiu also love to eat sausages, which made Lin Mu wonder if he could make some normal sausages for them as snacks, but looking at the weather, Lin Mu dismissed the idea. They looked happy enough with the chinese sausages.
Everyone in the tribe has plenty of food, their living environment is warm, and there aren’t any threats from wild animals. The next thing to do is to nest in the winter; napping, playing mahjong, playing chess, chatting… And if one has a partner, they can also do intimate activities. Therefore, the drifter beastman tribe has a very peaceful winter.
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