More Sausage Links

Stick a fork in it - it's done!

Here are “links” to two more of Jeremy Callahan’s YouTube Videos. Yes, you get it, click on the Sausage Link photos to Link to the video.

The first one is a Quickie that is only 90 seconds long. It is from the September 8, 2011 Planning Board Meeting. September 8th Sausage Factory back-story as described on YouTube:

“In this episode, we learn that Cindy Knox has done a great job with the new and improved Town website. The Board agrees that meeting minutes and agenda should be published to the website in order to keep the public informed. Traditionally, meeting minutes have been made available monthly to the Town Clerk’s office once they are approved by the Board. The Planning Board office manager obtains signatures from the Assistant Town Clerk to prove that she delivered the monthly minutes.

As of September 21, 2011, official meeting minutes for 2011 were posted on the Town website! You can also view meeting minutes for 2008 on the Town website! Some of the minutes for meetings which took place in 2009 — 2010 are available at the Town Clerk’s office. If you are looking for minutes for meetings which took place in 2010 during the months of August, September, October, November or December you are out of luck. As of September 27, 2011, these minutes are not yet available on the Town website. As of September 27, 2011, they are not yet available at the Town Clerk’s office either. Fortunately, Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 66, Section 10, allows anyone to view Massachusetts public records. All you need to do is write a letter and pay for the copies! You don’t even need to be a Planning Board member!!”

Stick a fork in it - it's done!

Click the Link to the left for Video 2. This one is about 14 minutes, but it is insightful. This one is from July 7, 2011 Planning Board Meeting.  This one is worth watching.

July 7, Sausage Factory back-story as described on YouTube: “July 7, 2011 – In this episode, a newly elected member has started analyzing the proposed bylaw and asks some questions. The Board appears surprised that the proposed bylaw includes changes in minimum lot frontage requirements and density. The Chair suggests that perhaps the consultant has made a typographical error. Other board members are reassuring and suggest that changes to the bylaw are minor. The office manager will contact the consultant and get answers to the questions.

The official meeting minutes for this discussion state the following: “New Board members reviewed the new By-law revisions — Susan Sullivan will forward side-by side doc to new members tomorrow and wait for comments to forward to consultant. Map changes will have to be made as well through MRPC and Consultant.” The official minutes for the June 23, 2010 meeting, which was a working session where the consultant discussed changes to the bylaw, state the following: “Density provisions have been updated as well as tables.”

On August 1, 2011, the consultant responds: “I’m not sure it’s accurate to say that all of the changes are minor. ” During the August 4, 2011, Planning Board meeting, the Board agrees to move forward with the bylaw as-is, including density changes. Only one member dissented. As of September 27, 2011, official meeting minutes for the August 4, 2011 meeting are not available to the public. The August 4, 2011, meeting was not recorded by APAC. As of September 27, 2011, no map updates have been presented to the Board.”

Start with the basic recipe on the right, add your own seasonings and cook 'em up.

If all this talk of sausage is making you hungry, make some of your own:

4 lb Ground Pork
1 tsp Black Pepper
3 tsp Sea Salt
4 tsp Ground Sage
1 tsp Ginger
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Thyme

Mix all of the seasonings together. Add the spice mixture to the ground pork and mix well. After everything is well mixed, form the meat into sausage patties and pan fry, or stuff into sheep casings for sausage links. After you try this recipe, enhance the next batch with your own creative seasonings.



About saveourpond

I am a lifelong resident of Ayer who lives on Flanagan's Pond.
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2 Responses to More Sausage Links

  1. Laurie says:


    Would you be willing to post a message to your blog about the upcoming Recycle Your Reusables event? I would be most appreciative. I can forward you some text or you can create your own. Info about it can be found at Thanks for considering. Laurie Sabol, Ayer Recycling Committee

  2. saveourpond says:


    I added your website to the new FOFP Blogroll to get you access to the “saveourpond” audience.


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