the cotton got picked! A small part of my neighbor’s cotton field There are a lot of pretty sights out here. This is certainly one of them. The first fall we lived here was exceptionally wet. You can’t pick and bale cotton in the rain and mud. From what I can tell, this has been
Aren’t the colors spectacular (as seen through the lens of my little camera)? Cane poles The north pasture as seen from a path to the lake. Colors not so good here. I snapped these this morning. I was hoping Rocky would burn off some energy if I took him on a nice long walk. Didn’t
As I posted yesterday, there’s an article up at NRO about what a great place The South is. It’s gotten a bit of attention in the part of the World Wide Web that I frequent. Here’s Glenn Reyonlds response: To be honest, we’d rather word didn’t get out. Stay away! In fact, I need to
Lee Habeeb, a native of New Jersey, has an article up at National Review Online. It begins: I’m a Jersey boy. I was born there, went to high school and college there, and assumed I’d spend the rest of my life there. But though I loved the people and food, the Jersey Shore summers, and
Daikon Miyashige White Orgnaic Radishes Each of these is 6-8″ long. Very tasty… not too strong at all. Seed from Botanical Interests. Here’s their blurb: Radish Daikon Miyashige White Organic Heirloom Seed Raphanus sativus 60 days. Young shredded daikon radishes are often used in sushi, but their light, crunchy, slightly spicy flavor is a unique
Product Description In Chicks with Guns, Lindsay McCrum has created a cultural portrait of women gun owners in America through photographs that are both beautiful and in a sense unexpected. The book examines issues of self-image and gender through the visual conventions of portraiture and fashion, but the guns are presented here not as superimposed
One of the BIG irritations in my life is the “less than 10 items.” The following rant is prompted by I’d much rather use self-checkout than wait in the express line behind people who don’t understand the concept of an item limit. from Supermarket Self-Checkouts Being Replaced With People at Outside the Beltway as seen
Croquembouche, from The Creative Cooking Course (1982), edited by Charlotte Turgeon, Weathervane Books, New York, p223 Mr. Big Food has just finished the desserts section in The Creative Cooking Course, a cookbook that weighs seven pounds. By the time he’s finished with the book, he’ll have spent nearly a year working through every page, culling
I posted a couple of thoughts related to work, pride, and so on. There’s a similar conversation going on at Bookworm Room.
O’Henry sweet potatoes Today is the day! Not that there’s anything special about today, but today is the day I decided to dig up the sweet potatoes. And of course, today is the day I didn’t look at the radar. We’ve already had two or three downpours. Not the best weather for pulling sweet potatoes
We have a new pupster! What fun!! Rocky Mr. Big Food knows a thing or two about learning and memory. I once knew something about mammalian growth and development. To watch Rocky gnaw ferociously on his chew toy because he’s teething, and to see him learn to associate my feeding our geriatric dog with getting
Iopride water melon IO for Iowa Pride. 100 days — The fruits are dark green with darker green stripes. They are oblong and blocky with sweet, bright-red flesh and a high sugar content. Holds long at maturity. Developed at the University of Iowa for upland soils and for resistance to fusarium wilt and anthracnose (race
I started a previous post by quoting The Meal Planner’s Creed from Meta Given’s (1958) Modern Family Cookbook. That post ended with the question: When did doing things you want to take pride in become drudgery? The question relates to “the drudgery of _________ ” [fill in some aspect of creating and maintaining a functioning
A dear old friend once commented that we “have a lot of crappy old stuff.” True. Our Big Life is filled with crappy old stuff– especially books. From one old cookbook: The Meal Planner’s Creed from The Modern Family Cookbook by Meta Given (J. G. Ferguson Publishing Company, Chicago. 1958. p2) Question. Why do authors
“Is Your Choice Of Food A Fundamental Right?” at Food Renegade. I love the photo at the article site. This is the first thing I’ve stumbled upon from the Food Renegade site and it looks interesting. I’m a little put off by the repeated use of the word, “sustainable,” though. But I’ll keep my brain
Can you see all four of them? This is not a good photograph.* I took it behind a window. But still, if you zoom in you should be able to see four Odocoileus virginianus, white-tailed deer. Two are does, the other are fawns– they were probably born this spring. Why the post title? Look carefully.
It’s the biggest one (12 oz. glass for scale). or something like that. There’s conflicting information on the world-wide web about its proper common name, but according to New Hope Seed Company, where I got the seed, it was always listed as a pumpkin its [sic] actually more of a winter squash. … is said
An SEC tailgate at which we bar-b-qued 260 pieces of chicken. This is big BIG food! Let me walk you through the photo. The guy in the white shirt is Mr. Big Food, and the very proud owner of all three grills. Two of the grills– guess which one?– our local welding guy, Jesse, made.