Monday, May 31, 2010

GOODIES AND BADIES FROM THE GARDEN

Picked the rest of the onions and the garlic from the garden. The garlic was planted at the wrong time of year and it was simply left over cloves from a store bought head that I didn't want to be wasted.




Onions are small too but very sweet.

Started beer sourdough today...should be ready in a week.



Ok I need help id'ing this bad bug. I know it is fuzzy. I believe it is a tobacco horned worm. I knew it was somewhere in the tomato patch because I saw the huge piles of caterpillar poo it was leaving behind.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

SPICY LUNCH

Most people don't each hot soup when it is 93 degrees outside but I was in the mood for somthing spicy; So I broke out a package of smoked very spicy mexican pork and made up a batch of seasoned potato soup and added the pork to the soup!




Man talk about your nose running. This would be really good when it is 20 degrees outside.

Tonight dinner was scrambled eggs right out of the hen house with chopped
onions from the garden and chopped jalepenos too.

Ok I am feeling rather spicy today. Wonder why?

SUNDAY STATUS

I AM WORKING FROM HOME TODAY BUT JUST WANTED TO POST SOME PICS FROM MY BREAK: BUT FIRST AN UPDATE ON THE DILL...GOT UP THIS MORNING AND ONE DILL WAS STRIPPED...SURE ENOUGH THERE WAS ANOTHER BLACK SWALLOW TAIL CATERPILLAR ON IT. INTO THE JAR IT WENT. WOW THOSE THINGS EAT A LOT.

3 EGGS HATCHED...3 DIDN'T



LOTS OF GREEN TOMATOS












I THINK I ACCIDENTALLY BOUGHT A LOT OF BUSH TYPE VEGGIES...NOTHING IS CLIMBING.

LOTS OF FLOWERS THOUGH















Saturday, May 29, 2010

NEW BABY GOONIES

I worked all morning and got home at about 3:40pm. Driving down my dirt road, with the beautiful blue sky and the hot temps and puffy while clouds, I was thinking today would be a great day for my little baby guineas to come into the world.

I pulled into the driveway and noticed that momma was off her nest standing with the daddys.

Then I saw a tiny movement and raced for my camera.

When I got back daddys were across the yard and momma was back on the nest. She only growled slightly when I took these photos.

It is hard to believe that these little cuties will grow up to be as ugly as momma.






AND AS WE ALL KNOW THIS WILL BE A BLACK SWALLOW TAIL ONE DAY...HOPEFULLY



IT LIKES MY DILL. GUESS I BETTER PLANT MORE

Thursday, May 27, 2010

19 MORE DAYS UNTIL MY VACATION

BEGINNING TO STRESS ABOUT THE UPCOMING 2 WEEK CAMPING TRIP WITH THE GRAND BOYS. NOT BECAUSE OF THE TRIP IT'S SELF JUST WONDERING WITH ALL OF THE HOURS AT WORK AM I GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET STUFF DONE.

LOOKS LIKE I HAVE TO WORK ALL WEEKEND EXCEPT POSSIBLY FOR MONDAY.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

FREE CEDAR POSTS!

VERY COOL FIND ON CRAIGS LIST: LARGE CEDAR POSTS








I BELIEVE THEY WILL BE POSTS FOR THE GRAPE VINES.

AND MY HELPER WHO DOES AN AMAZING JOB OF SUPERVISING AND PEEING ON EVERY POST.



THE GUINEA BOYS THINK THAT THEY MIGHT BE DANGEROUS!




AND A TUB OF HOMEMADE BLACKBERRY ICE CREAM.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

HOW TO FOLD A BLANKET

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IN ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION...DID THE BLANKET EVER GET FOLDED? YEP...RIGHT AFTER THEY WENT HOME. :)

WHITES AND YOLKS

This morning scrambled eggs were the breakfast of choice. The problem? Well the oldest grandson only likes the whites.

Yes I know...I spoil them sometimes.

That meant we have a bunch of yolks left over. So I scrambled them too. Believe it or not they don't taste too good this way....too eggy.

So the left overs of each went into the frig and will be added to the dogs dish for the next few nights to add minerals and vitamins for his fur.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

BLACKBERRY DINNER

After a morning with a migraine, and an afternoon working from home, I finally got outside at about 7pm and took a walk around the land.

Came back with about 2 more cups of juicy blackberries which will be my dinner.

With a little milk and a little dirty fuzzy kitty, it will be a wonderful evening.



About a week ago a very dear friend gave me a good sized turkey! This past weekend I baked it and made two wonderful meals with my grand boys.



Today I reduced the broth and will make a very rich addition to tomorrow nights dinner of stir fry, de-boned the rest of the meat. In the refrigerator are 6 more meals for me, two bowls of kitty food (one is already gone), a half a cup of broth that would not fit into the jar but will be a good snack since dinner was only blackberries. And last but not least...the carcass made a wonderful meal for Bull

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

GOOD USE OF LITTLE DAYLIGHT

On the drive home I was thinking about what I could do with the little bit of daylight I would have left. (Maybe 30 minutes if I was lucky)

Mow this....clean up that...plant the other thing...none of them sounded fun after an 11.5 hour day.

One thing for sure I was going to brew a pot of fire coffee so that it was ready in the morning. for some reason these days the thought of making a good pot of coffee at 4:45am is just too much for me. So as I type I can smell that wonderful smell coming from the kitchen and I can hear the perculator performing a miracle.

It came to me when I pulled in the driveway. Just for fun I would throw on some shorts and grab a container and take a walk along the fence line and check for blackberries.

I can't believe I didn't do this with the boys on Sunday. This would have been a great outing.




4 cups of wonderful sweet juicy blackberries. Enough for 2 batches of homemade blackberry icecream made with local raw milk from Lucky Layla Farm in Plano,TX.

I will get the milk tomorrow and take it and the berries to my Mom and Dad who have a great new icecream maker. Yum

Monday, May 17, 2010

FAMLY HISTORY

I FOUND TWO DISKS WITH AN AMAZING TREASURE ON THEM AND THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE WITH YOU

YEP OTHER PEOPLE THOUGHT MY MOM WAS VERY BEAUTIFUL



WHERE DID I GET MY LOVE OF CHICKENS? YEP RIGHT HERE



LOOKING DOWN AT THE BARN; EVEN IN THE WINTER IT MAKES MY HEART HURT FROM MY MEMORIES; SEE RIGHT BEHIND THE BARN? YEP THAT IS A TRAIN TRACK; TO THIS DAY THE SOUND OF A TRAIN BRINGS PEACE TO MY HEART.



GRANNY AND GRAND DAD BROWNING; MATEWAN WV



GRADUATION DAY FOR BABY IVAN; A MIRACLE BECAUSE HE WAS SHOT IN THE EYE WITH A 22 RIFLE SHELL WHICH HAD BEEN THROWN INTO THE FIRE BY ACCIDENT.



AGAIN VERY PRETTY



MY DAD COULD TELL YOU THE HISTORY OF THIS BUILDING IN KY...BUT I CAN'T; IT IS THE POST OFFICE IN MAJESTIC KY; I BELIEVE THIS IS WHERE MY DAD LIVED FOR A WHILE



UNCLE SONNY ? AND GRAND DAD BROWNING: STERN LOOKING WASN'T HE?



IS SHE NOT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD? MY MOM



THIS IS GRANNY BROWNING; SHE COULD CHUNK A ROCK 30 FEET DOWN INTO A RIVER TO SCARE BOYS WHO SHOULD BE HOEING CORN...OR BREAK THE NECK OF TWO CHICKENS PLUCK THEM AND FRY THEM FOR BREAKFAST AND THEN GET 6 KIDS READY FOR CHURCH AND ACTUALLY GET THERE IN TIME (OR MAYBE THE PASTOR JUST WAITED FOR HER?)



THIS WAS THE BOOK ON WHICH MY GRANNY BROWNING BASED HER LIFE




IVAN SAMPY PAUL AND SONNY = TROUBLE WITH A CAPITOL T



THIS IS THE BARN THAT MY DADDY BUILT WHEN HE WAS A TEENAGER WITH HIS BROTHER!!