The silk is almost as pink as… these zinnias!
It’s got a ways to go.
I bought two more yesterday. $4.63 to the children; $0.32 to the state I love The Palmer Home Thrift Store where every penny I spend except those that go to the Sovereign State of Mississippi goes to The Palmer Home for Children in Columbus, Mississippi. I buy a lot of books there. Palmer Home for Children
It’s going to rain. As I predicted, the bugs and fungi are experiencing a period of rapid growth following the rainy cool weather we had. It’s warming up now, but “they” are predicting rain into the foreseeable future. And Good Lord! You should see how many blackeyed peas there are to pick. A vegetable farmer’s
if you thought time of day wasn’t a factor. Since these are random shootings, you would expect women and girls to be victims at roughly their proportion of the population, which is slightly over 50%–or maybe higher, if it turns out that the shootings are concentrated in urban areas with low sex ratios. The question,
Read this: Math Is Hard “Most people killed or wounded in stray-bullet shootings were unaware of events leading to the gunfire that caused their injuries, and nearly one-third of the victims were children and nearly half were female, according to a new nationwide study examining an often-overlooked form of gun violence,” according to a
I called. Nothing to be done about it. Your Aunt Ann & Uncle Doug sent you this very nicely gift wrapped electric can opener on the occasion of the birth of your new baby boy but Dillards sent it to me and you probably got my unwrapped one. Dillards is sorry. Congratulations, though! Marica
The average American, who should consume about 2,000 calories a day, eats out six times a week. The second real sentence in an article by Margo Wootan at The Hill, “Eating in the dark can be dangerous.” Reading sentences like this automatically causes me to go into statistician geek mode. (Haha. That was a statistics
We had barbequed chicken and honey buttered corn on the grill tonight. It’s rained and has been unseasonably cool for the last few days. It will be warm again. I predict an exponential growth in both bug and vegetable growth. Funny how that works, isn’t it? And the fungi are going to go crazy.
Believe it or not, I am not shelling peas! I am working on something interesting– at least to me– that has to do with food, eating out, numbers, and busy bodies. Stay tuned.
Shelled Blackeyed Peas it rained. h/t Drudge for the inspiration. While I was taking photographs of a rare event– like it doesn’t rain in Mississippi– Mr. Big Food was fixing supper. I love Eastern European-inspired food. And Rocky was being a Very Good Boy! Let’s never forget that Rocky is a Dog, and you &
A bushel in 30 minutes, you say? Mr. Big Food suggested last evening that I should look for something like The Amazing Mr. Pea Sheller (TM). Wonder if they have one on-hand at our local farmer stuff store?
I’ll be spending a large portion of my afternoon sitting at the kitchen table, watching reruns of The Waltons, and shelling blackeyed peas. What follows has nothing to do with food or the garden– or the dogs– but since “Big Life” is in the blog title, I have some latitude with respect to subject matter.
it is simply impossible to shell blackeyed peas, make and hot water bath more relish (Christmas presents!), deal with aphid/ant infestations of okra, AND keep up with the world, AND blog at the same time. Can’t be done. But wait! Impossible things are happening every day. Impossible, for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a
If you need a giggle and another reason to not fly, check this out. Seriously. Pigs may soon fly.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has awarded Mississippi State University the ‘Green Light’ rating for MSU’s free speech policies. I’m pleased to report that That School Up North also has a FIRE green light. So here in Mississippi we have two, of only 15 colleges and universities in the United States of America,
Mr. Big Food made some modifications to this recipe as he was preparing the dish. The original recipe called for something like three cups of sugar– for 4-5 sweet potatoes which, as the name implies, are already sweet! We also omitted the topping entirely. Delicious! The recipe below includes the topping, but has been corrected–
Independence Day supper– if you passed the quiz! The recipe begins, “From the legendary Sam Higgins. I now often use this grilling technique for ribs.” Mr. Big Food is not lying. He does use this technique often! BARBEQUED PORK RIBS WITH SAM’S SPECIAL SAUCE Mesquite wood chunks, soaked in water for 1 hour before grilling
Please note that although the word “and” appears in the recipe, the correct pronunciation of this dish is, “chicken pastry.” The “n” already is in the chicken. A classic Southern dish “Not much to this southern classic, but good eatin’” begins the recipe. CHICKEN AND PASTRY 1 cut-up chicken or chicken pieces 2 cups flour
If you like homegrown radishes, and are disappointed to not have them through the summer, try growing a rat-tailed radish or two. I grew them last year; this year one volunteered in the salad garden. Each plant produced bushels of seed pods– the edible part of this radish. Knowing this, I searched for some way