I want to believe that the sky is free. When we first began looking for a piece of property of respectable size, we shopped around in eastern Kentucky. It was then and there I learned that ownership of surface property does not necessarily entail ownership of the minerals beneath the surface, or the timber above.
Some danged BIG berries! (Photo taken with my phone.) Since last Thursday, I’ve been told by a reliable authority the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (part of the United States Department of Commerce) that it will begin raining today and will continue to rain through Friday. I was also told to expect frigid temperatures late
The view from the kitchen window I did some more berry scouting today. I need to figure out an efficient way to harvest the many many small ripe berries. We had another summer salad. I pulled the red carrots, and tested the rest. We gnawed on things covered in homemade blue cheese dressing. As I
When I typed up that last post on Decoration Day, I did not know about the ladies in Columbus, Mississippi in 1866. Thanks to my senator’s email, I do now. Wicker Remembers America’s Fallen Soldiers Mississippians Helped Inspire National Observance of Memorial Day Each year on Memorial Day, Mississippians gather to remember the patriots who
Red, white & blue Rhode Island made Memorial Day– not Decoration Day which was originally honored soldiers killed in the Civil War and was observed only in the northern states– a legal holiday in 1874. By 1910 all states and territories had done likewise except Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South
Basil Life sucks, don’t ya know?
by Mr. Big Food’s Dad. I have been trying to come up with something appropriate regarding Suzy…Try this one…Google “Rainbow Bridge Poem”…and I think you’ll enjoy what you find…Love from Texas, JBSr In the scheme of things, I have one of the best Fathers-in-Law ever. Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow
Photo from Miss M. SOUL.
UPDATE. It also has nothing to do with interstate commerce. Via The Hill, “Feinstein, other senators propose federal standards for egg-laying hens“ “The egg industry brought this legislation to Congress and has asked us to help them implement the uniform regulations needed to survive and grow,” she said. “The egg industry and the Humane
She escaped from this deck several times. Once, Mr Big Food, Max, & I had to rescue her from the middle of Colerain Avenue. That was not fun. I don’t know this for a fact because I wasn’t there, but I heard Max chased Suzy more times than I know about. Once, Suzy went missing
in the Year of Our Lord 2012. Rest in Peace, Suzy. When we thought Suzy, at age 12, was old. She hated the water. But she loved the snow. Mr. Big Food and I have some habits to overcome. Fortunately, Missy is having a hissy fit. It’s very distracting.
I haven’t read carefully the latest issue of Garden & Gun, but North Mississippi Commentor is depressed by the fact …that in a list of best barbecue sandwiches in the South in Garden and Gun Magazine, Mississippi is represented by a place that puts two slices of American cheese on a shoulder sandwich. And it’s
Rocky is about one year old now. Missy is about nine months old now. They are much more manageable than they were when I first brought Missy to the Farm. That said, we are beginning to go through a major developmental phase. Unleashed. We know that bad things can happen when dogs go unleashed. We
We like yelling out, “Chop Suey!” CHINESE FRIED RICE I Serves 6-8 ½ C cooked ham, chicken, or pork, diced fine 2 Tbsp oil 3 oz mushrooms, chopped 4 C chilled day-old cooked rice 1 green onion, chopped fine 2 Tbsp soy sauce, plus more (if desired) 1 egg, beaten well Heat oil in large
Steam for about an hour As is his custom, Mr. Big Food prefaces the recipe in The Big Food Manual with some commentary from the cook book from which the recipe was culled: “These are the most popular tamales in Mexico. For parties, the dough is divided in two so there are the same number
The very first year I started growing vegetables in earnest, I had an over abundance of some things. I tried making a dollar or two by selling stuff here. I didn’t like the way that worked out. So now we just give stuff away. I’ve offered my overabundance of basil to some folk. There were
One of the BIG things Mr. Big Food did this past weekend was make a BIG batch of tamales. Recipe to follow.
for their development,” says Master Chef Louis P. De Gouy about peas in The Gold Cook Book (1948, Chilton Company–Book Division, Philadelphia and New York). “Their pedigree is long, romantic, historic– possibly even prehistoric… .” The style in which this crappy old cook book is written is so different from “modern” cook books. Here’s some
Thinkers at play. BIG weekend here at the Farm. Rocky got turned loose. We woke up one day and Mr. Big Food said, “This is ridiculous. We live on a Farm. Why is Rocky on a leash?” And so, Rocky is no longer on a leash. We tried unleashing Missy but she is too easily