Archive for August, 2010

Howdy friends and neighbors.  For a guy like me that tries really hard not to watch or listen to any state or national news, it’s nearly impossible to do!  At times there is no way I can get to the radio dial quick enough to keep the media garbage out of my ears so I occasionally hear what the bobble head media thinks is news.  It makes me want reach through the radio and choke them! (more…)


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Howdy friends and neighbors.  Boy, just about the time I think no one reads this mess I get all kinds of e-mails and questions about something.  Last week I wrote about “frost flowers,” and now everyone wants to know, “What are they?”  “What do they look like?”  “Where do you see them?”  Well, it’s hard to explain.  I even “Googled” it but found a different plant.  What’ I’m calling a frost flower is just a weed.  It grows about two feet tall from a single point that branches out to several.  It has dark green slick looking leaves.  In late summer a white ball-like flower blooms on the very top.  That’s about the best I can do.  I will try to post a picture of one on my Facebook page and web site soon.  I want to add a big thank you to my new favorite fan, Donna, for the jars of sand plum jelly, MMMmmm Good!

Several years back a good friend sold me a gun cabinet as he was moving and didn’t have room for it in his new house.  On the front of the cabinet, he had taped a magazine clipping.  I never have removed that clipping and stopped to read it again the other day.  I just love it and want to share it with you.  So, here it is. The last one is my favorite. (more…)

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Howdy friends and neighbors, get ready for cooler weather!  What?!  Yep, I saw a frost flower last week so that means we are 60 days from our first frost of the year.  60 days from when I spotted it puts us at the first week of October.  Last year I was accurate to within a week, but the temperature just got to 33.6 degrees F, it was timed just right but was off 1.6 degrees.  Two years ago it hit on the nose.  Ha, if anything it’s gives me something to write about.

 Oh we had a fun evening this past Sunday.  Our sweet corn was finally ready.  We had fresh okra, squash, tomatoes, cantaloupe and sweet corn right out of our garden.  Plus a rib eye from one of our home raised calves.  MMMM GOOOOD!  Butter dripping off the corn, fried squash and okra, red vine-ripe tomatoes and a super tender rib eye!  Oh shut ya mouth…

 And of course it was all natural.  Well, none of it was un-natural.   (more…)

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