It’s never been very clear to me how “learning” is measured in the real world, but you should take my word for it that Missy is learning at an astonishing rate!! She’s shown herself to have a selfish streak. We’ll have to break her of that. Self-protection is one thing, selfishness among dogs in
Most of the time, he’s choosing to make the correct– as far as I’m concerned– choice at a number of different choice points. He still has some things to learn, though. Earlier this evening, I praised Rocky for “sensing” something and drawing my attention to “it.” I thought to myself, “This can be Rocky’s job.
Here’s the commentary and photos of last evening’s oven meal. We substituted green beans for lima beans, and made pear cake rather than apple. And we did desire whipped cream on our cake, thank you very much. Pear Cake Deluxe with whipped cream One more thought about oven meals in general. It strikes me that
🙂 For Ann. Look around to read about Rocky & Missy and our Big Life here in rural Mississippi.
Missy had– continues to be having– a tough night, even though she had a good day. I think she misses Rocky. It’s amazing how quickly he picked up on my suggestion that he set a good example. But since it’s the weekend, and Daughter C has been home for some portion of it, we haven’t
Oven Meal of Oven Fried Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Baked Lima or Green Beans, and Apple or Pear Cake Deluxe. “That year in Virginia was a really good year for us.” said Mr. Big Food. “Yes, it was,” said I. That was the year Mr. Big Food discovered Oven Meals and Broiler Meals. The Big Food
She’s experiencing more and more Freedom. And with Freedom, comes Responsibility. If you want the Freedom to run around like crazy, you have to take Responsibility for your actions. LEARN. My biggest fear is that the china cupboard will come down. And so, I’m teaching them to STOP. It’s working pretty well. I didn’t realize
At the Quick Stop & Deli I had never seen a Quick Stop & Deli ad in our local newspaper before this week. The place always looks busy to me when I pass by or run in. Pat recently did some remodeling to the restaurant part of the Quick Stop, so maybe it’s just a
Every grocery day, Mr. Big Food takes a look at the pork section and if there’s a cut (or two) that’s priced right we buy it. When we get home, the cut, date, and weight are recorded in a spreadsheet, and the pork is put into the deep freezer. Every few months Mr. Big Food
“Chicken Casserole XXI” would not be particularly noteworthy in my book. But “Sweet Potato Waffles II” is really something to note, especially since we still have a small pile of sweet potatoes from last fall. The recipe comes from 500 Delicious Dishes from Leftovers. Mr. Big Food is almost finished scouring this crappy old cookbook
I’m no expert on the weather– much less the climate– in Mississippi in January. But the word I’m hearing is that this is an unusually warm January. Mind you, our first winter here was unusually cold, and our second winter here was unusually snowy. There have already been some tornadoes in Alabama and Texas. So
Sweet potato waffle batter Breakfast for Supper is a fine concept; one that’s frequently mentioned in crappy old cookbooks. ~~ Tonight we watched Friday Night Lights, the movie. Just at the crescendo, we paused to make sweet potato waffles, and fry up some homemade sage sausage which we severed with butter and maple syrup and
Mr. Big Food and I were talking yesterday about a firearms purchase. We have something very particular– and quite ordinary– in mind. I also need a holster for one of my side arms. We’re not sure, though, if Gary’s in West Point would have what we are looking for. But fortunately, we’ll be heading The
I took no photos, but last night’s supper was very good. We had some home grown corn on the cob to “go with,” as we say. I would not categorize this dish as quick & easy, just very good. CHICKEN SMOTHERED WITH ONIONSServes 4 1 ½ Tbsp butter3-3 ½ lb chicken, quarteredSalt, pepper, to tastePaprika2
Remember that? Daughter C is tough. Today is Missy’s One Week Anniversary here at the Farm. In retrospect, it was sort of nuts to bring a new Big Dog into the mix when we had Company and had to go to Memphis, Tennessee. But when would have been a better time? It’s 9:30pm. She was
I should look up the history of this word. Meanwhile, I take exception to this: That said, I’m certainly open to the possibility that diminishing some types of elite ignorance would improve our society. But I’m skeptical that what we need to have a better elite is the kind of knowledge Murray emphasizes. This assumes
What a day! Here’s the recipe for last night’s Swiss Steak. We/he– whoever– did it in a cast iron skillet and baked it. SWISS STEAK 1 ½ lbs cube steak, pounded Flour Bacon fat or shortening (for browning steaks) 2 C diced stewed tomatoes (substitute Ro*tel for some of the tomatoes for a spicy
First you fry it, then you bake it. Mr. Big Food served Pillsbury Crescent Rolls™ with it. Tasty. Recipe when we return from Memphis. Homegrown tomatoes, of course. ~~See Shoestring Manor for more on cast iron.
Memphis, Tennessee. The dogs will present some challenges early in the morning, but it’ll be worth it. I don’t mind going to Memphis every couple of months. Memphis sure has changed since the first time I was in Memphis with Mr. Big Food quite some time ago. Two visits stand out. The first was the
Not quite kissy face Here’s the set up. I keep them separated by two doors most of the day. (I do have a life and there are chores to do.) Several times each day– four so far today– they have visitation. By that I mean play time, and by that I mean play fighting time.