Category Archives: Big Life

Our Big Life on Farther Along Farm in rural Mississippi


NOAA weather radio is beeping at us. Flash flood warning. Up to three inches of rain has already fallen. Mr. Big Food remarks that he will not be cutting today. I need coffee.

A Little Exercise

In reply to SueK, who commented that she could not fathom 20″ of rain– what’s forecast for NOLA. 20″ is indeed a lot of rain. We could get up to 10″. Here’s something I once had my students do– a very long time ago– when teaching both metric system, and some environmental biology. Take some paved

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Burn ban head scratcher

I swear to God, those folks in Louisiana make us Mississippians look down right intelligent some days. Let’s go look and see if the iPad has a therefore sign. It does not. But you know what I’m talking about. That little triangle of dots that indicates, e.g., Hurricane therefore burn ban WTH?

ROS | Updated w/comment

Run on sentence. I am confused about the context. Must be Drudge related. UPDATE. This is such typical hyper-BS. It’s New Orleans. It has more water than land, and a significant portion of the land is below sea level. And it rained! Oh boy! Why are they out walking around hamming it up for the

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That’s a lot of zucchini bread

Only one minor disaster. Most of these are old recipes, and call for a lot of baking soda. The last batch we made sat out for a good 30-40 minutes before I popped it in the oven. I noticed that the loaf pans seemed fuller than when I’d filled them. Ten minutes later, and from

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