Originally published March 31, 2020. Thought it was appropriate for Veterans’ Day. A friend of Mr. Big Food’s Dad drove through Georgetown, Texas the other day and shared these photos with friends. Mr. Big Food’s Dad passed them along, and I thought you might enjoy them as well. He says: It was both, eerie and
Reposted from 2012–back in the old blogger format. It’s a good recipe. It’s Creative Cooking! Entrant #2 in the Spring/Summer Soup Contest Last weekend we enjoyed a French provincial supper al fresco featuring Creative Cooking French Peasant Soup. (More photos here.) This is a hearty soup, perfect for supper after a day of farm work–
Originally posted May 1, 2020. Beautiful day here today, too. Hope yours is as well. No special permissions needed. It’s a Free Farm. Me? I just walked around wishing I’d thought to bring a rig for myself.
Beginning February 1, look at your daily high temperatures. If the high is greater than 55˚, subtract 55 from the daily high. Keep a running total. Pines will begin pollen production when the total exceeds 300. And now you know. We hit 300 on February 28th.
Did not know what these were until today.
To begin, I note that the spring peeper has apparently been reclassified. In the Animal Encyclopedia and in the Complete Field Guide to American Wildlife (Harper and Row, 1959) it is Hydra crucifer. That infallible source says it is Pseudacris crucifer. Hydra is the tree frog genus, Pseudacris is chorus frogs. The two are differentiated
Saw the first daffodil today and heard the first peepers! Of course, we all know that the peepers are an exuberant bunch. There’s a good chance that the first batch of little peeper eggs, embryos, and tadpoles will freeze to death at the edge of a puddle. Long live the peepers! I just searched and
This is a good Springy feeling soup. I actually remember it. Recipe: Marica’s Chicken Albondigas Soup Published on March 19, 2021 Marica’s on account of the fact I did not want to make little chicken balls. I adjusted the recipe: Boiled whole chicken, skinned and deboned it and put meat in at the last to reheat
Campus did not fair so well. No damage visible here on the farm, but we haven’t been out and about yet. Top photo is where I park when I’m on campus.
Take a wild guess! Spring in the Deep South. Went so far as to move the trash bin inside the garage. Serious business.
Recipe: Buffet Potato Salad Published on March 21, 2013 by Marica | Edit We’d not had this one before. And now, thankfully, we have! It accompanied Blue Cheese Burgers. BUFFET POTATO SALADServes 4 to 6 2 C cold cubed cooked potatoes4 hard-cooked eggs, diced1 C cold cooked peas (can use canned)2 small onions, dice1 bell pepper, diced½ tsp salt1 C mayonnaise
The geese are back! They were here last year, too but they decided not to stay and make a nest. A guy was doing some tree cutting on the peninsula and they apparently didn’t care for that and went on their way. I’ve seen the two of them again several days in a row. Today
I think we’ll end our stroll down Memories of the 2021 Snow with this, a return to normal late February activities. It’s that time of year. Flashlights & Batteries! Originally published on February 23, 2021 I was too busy during last week’s official Mississippi Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week dealing with actual Mississippi Winter Severe Weather,
Poor Rocky does not like storms. At one point he was literally trembling. We got about 2/3″ this morning, and it’s forecast to be much worse later this afternoon. Level 3!! I can see it.
Well, here we are at the designated hour. It is 48* not 46 as was forecast on Monday. So we’ve got that going for us! Here’s what I’ve been up to when I’ve not been sitting at my desk. Digging up irises, replanting irises. Digging up gladiolas, replanting. Watching asparagus grow. Admiring the volunteers. And
Last night was the first Mr. Big Food had used his new grill for chicken. It was a huge success! As you can see, as soon as he shut the lid, the temperature went to perfect. He did his standard technique of moving the pieces around as he mopped them with tea. If you’re not
Just thought I’d share a slice of late morning.
There’s a spot along the fence line where a large tree toppled over years and years ago– before we moved here. Stuff has grown up all over it. It’s a real mess but the birds just love it. So we let it go to do whatever Mother Nature sees fit to do with it. These
A rare look at little Snaps, who we affectionately call Kitten, though she’s over 15 years old.
Conference play begins in the SEC in baseball! This may not sound like a big deal but let me tell you Starkvegas was absolutely packed and hopping today. There was a line at the drive-thru frozen yogurt shop! I had to sit through three light cycles at one intersection. Were it not for the fact