I’ve chatted with a number of mothers the past few days. Most recently, I chatted– from the parking lot of the Kroger just to the north of Tupelo– with Mom, some time after 5pm. And Mr. Big Food’s Mom and I swapped “Happy Mothers’ Day!” greetings early in the day. There was a card waiting
Cincinnati chili, 1-2-3, served with oyster crackers 1-2-3: spaghetti-meat sauce-cheese (and lots of it!) Also available 4-, & 5-way. When we approached the entrance, Mr. Big Food remarked that Miss M. was just talking about the wee morning hours she & friends had spent at Camp Washington Chili. And so, I texted her these photos.
I am missing the Farm & Rocky & Missy. Spending time with Max compensates.
You don’t look anything at all like Mississippi. Your Yankees from Hell population of Halfbacks* will never allow that to happen. From Y’all Politics: North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue had strong words Friday when asked about Tuesday’s vote on Amendment One. “We look like Mississippi,” the governor told reporters during a visit to Greenville this
Crappy old school buildings As long-time readers know, I like crappy old stuff and I’m not ashamed of it. That preference doesn’t mean that I am opposed to, for example, cool modern buildings. I believe crappy old buildings and cool modern buildings can co-exist quite peaceably. But it is a crime against nature to force
We have arrived in The Nati. On our way here, we stopped at the National Corvette Museum. We had lunch at a Waffle House where there were some Sons of God Bikers. One of the advantages of traveling with multiple things that can take pictures is that I can take pictures on multiple things. I’ve
We dropped Miss M. off at MEM. We had breakfast at a CK’s Coffee shop where you can get a glazed donut burger. I saw at least 1/2 dozen of these signs in yards. We posted some mail. We had lunch. Not here. Here. And then POOF! We were at Mr. & Mrs.
A car waiting in a long line outside the window of a Starbucks in Nashville. We picked our way across western & middle Tennessee today. I took some pics. I’ll share next time I have some down time. For now, let me just say you can rest assured that JESUS is doing well in this
I’ll ask Miss M. to communicate her thoughts to me throughout the day. What I miss when they are gone is the almost constant contact and the quiet times in the truck when you check off conversation starting point and reject them all in turn. There are some false starts. But the point is, you’re/I’m
Day After Tomorrow we drop Miss M. off at MEM and pick our way east. We’ll pause & overnight in Nashville, thanks to the hospitality of Friends. We will get up in the morning and turn left. And then, Poof! We’ll be in Cincinnati. By then, Miss M. will have been home in NC for
Eleven ingredients (not including those in the made-from-scratch vinaigrette dressing) 4 varieties of lettuce (oak leaf, butter crunch, some French red leaf, & some German sort) Broccoli raab Beet thinnings Celery leaves & flowers 2 varieties of radishes (China rose & …?) Yellow granex onion (an official Vidalia onion) Micro-green flowers Erika Johnson at Hot
Miss M. had never seen a Mississippi Spring Thunderstorm before. The plan was for us to plant some seeds this afternoon. That will not happen. Maybe we’ll bake a cake instead. After all, the kitchen had recovered from the weekend.
Mr. Big Food’s Dad sends this along with the comment ONLY IN TEXAS!!! Well, maybe in Mississippi, too…… Feel free to share.
What a weekend! After preparing for the get together, and then getting together with folks Saturday, we all– Daughter C., Miss M., A. Leland, Mr. Big Food, and I– enjoyed a “Lazy” Sunday. Girls! Take the dogs on a pack walk to the pasture. Miss M.! Make some delicious bruschetta for us. Hey you! Have
There were already some people here. I think we all had fun! Ham smoked over Hickory We had to get Mike up to Speed. Duck gumbo Corn Hole Here I gave my camera to Bart. I also gave my camera to Matt.
This morning Miss M. and I were out on the patio enjoying the morning. Miss M. looked at the tiller that was on the patio and said, “What’s that?” Miss M. doesn’t know very much about County Life. I replied, “A tiller.” Later in the morning, Miss M. moved the tiller. It was a hoot
A. Leland has arrived. Miss. M. has arrived. Mr. Big Food & I have retired to The Den. Arthur, Caroline, Margaret & Ruddy (A’s dog) are still yacking away at the Picnic Table on the Patio under a clear Southern Sky filled with Springtime bugs. ~~ Elsewhere– and I’m just culling from my top
I don’t know what is. I highly recommend using straw as a mulch in the vegetable garden. Straw retains moisture modulates soil temperature decomposes, adding organic matter to the veggie plot inhibits weed growth allows for walking through a wet garden keeps fruit such as melon and squash “cleaner” looks nice. This is #2 Bermuda
It is BIG news that A. Leland is coming but it is even BIGGER news that Miss M. is coming!
On our way to Oxford, Mississippi yesterday, I noticed corn coming up in gardens and fields. YIKES! I have so much to do– company’s coming– and the Clowns think it’s time to go for a run in the pasture. While I’m planting corn, head over to Keep Guessing. Becca has a nice post up about