The photos I emailed from my phone to my computer last evening showed up this morning. The internet isn’t what it used to be– nor are electronic devices. Used to be I could just bluetooth a batch of photos from my phone to my laptop. That was back in the crappy olden days. New phones,
Served with Mama’s Meatball & Mushroom Dish SAUTÉED LETTUCE Serves 4 2 Tbsp bacon drippings Chopped onion ¼ C vinegar 1 quart leaf lettuce or other greens, washed and cut Salt, pepper, to taste Melt drippings in a heavy pan, add onion, and cook until soft and yellow. Stir in vinegar, add greens, cover, and heat
I took several photographs of the fire for the first steak-on-the-grill-of-the-season. I liked this one the best, although this one was good, too. You can see Mr. Big Food through the window in this one. Have you noticed it’s staying light later? What a funny phrase, huh? “Staying light.” Oh. By the way– the steak
This is the third in a series of posts on James Crockett’s classic vegetable gardening book, Crockett’s Victory Garden (1977). The book was a followup to the PBS television series of the same title. (Look forward to the fourth and final post on this crappy old book soon.) According to that infallible source, “Victory Gardens”
We have a lot of lettuce. Want some?
For the venison burgers tonight as we welcome company to the Farm.
there’s going to be a produce shortage. And you know what happens when that happens, don’t you? Produce prices go up. (I took Econ101. & 102. You can check my college transcripts, if you wish.) I did serious research. I’m quite certain I’ve forgotten something– though Swiss chard is the only thing that comes to
The lettuce made it though the night! Updates are they become available.
Cozy Cloche (Search for it. You can buy them.) I have probably two dozen or more heads of lettuce in a couple of above-ground planters. Being above ground means the lettuce isn’t terribly affected by a mild Spring or Fall frost. But the forecast low for tonight is 25°F. We’ve been enjoying our salads, and
Beautiful, isn’t it? And tasty! A FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM CST WEDNESDAY.* TEMPERATURES: 25 TO 29 DEGREES EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING* IMPACTS: CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION WILL BE KILLED. PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT OUTDOOR PETS FROM THE COLD. Guess what I’m going to do this afternoon?
Salad of four lettuces, peas, rat-tail radish, French breakfast radish, spinach, lemon balm. Sauteed zucchini (three types), yellow squash (two), carrots (three), and Vidalia onions seasoned with fresh oregano. That’s it for the home grown component. But there was also BBQ chicken, and home made garlic-oregano bread on the grill paired with a bottle of
Kagraner Sommer lettuce: “58 days — It is a good mid-season variety as it is slow to bolt in the summer heat. Originally from Germany, the heads are light green and medium sized. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 500 to 600 seeds.” Seed from Victory Seeds. Oakleaf lettuce: I’ve had one large
and this little patch of lettuce couldn’t be happier. We’ll have a salad of some thinnings for supper tonight. But I’m afraid the corn on the cob and the chicken will be baked, not grilled. ~~ On the other hand, it’s rained all day and the dogs couldn’t be more unhappy. Come hell or high