Sunday, June 5, 2022


 Watch quick easy video in the link above. Follow directions.

Conversions below

1-1/4 cup  AP flour
1/2 T baking powder
8-1/2 T milk
3.3 T vegetable oil 

These are quick, easy and zero mess. I used a low/medium heat.

8-10 minutes total cook time for me. 

I fixed these from this video for the sole purpose to have quick, easy bread for any meal. 

If for no other reason than these, it is worth my time to have the basic ingredients on hand and convenient to find. EOW-worthy for consideration.



Still a kitten, he is providing overwatch for neighbor while she gardens. 

Our very own Louise riding the side-by-side. Regal as Cleopatra.



Bailing wire, duct tape, super glue, 2-part epoxy, chewing gum. 

Thunderstorm knocked this roof light off a week ago. A little CA glue to refit plastic to plastic. Two coats of two-part epoxy and good as new. Actually, stronger. 

Best to have some of these repair type items tucked away to help keep the wheels turning.

Take the time to listen. Learn. Adapting. 
Here1 and Here2 

Picked the big tomato two weeks ago while it was still green. The other large one next to it had a worm hole and I was not going to lose both of them. 

Sliced the large tomato for lunch. A little 1000 Island dressing and what a meal. My wife loves the small ones. These little tomatoes do not squirt all over the place when bitten into. A plus!
First String Beans

All indications since these sprouted from beans in the dirt indicate a bumper crop. They will come on fast now and I need to be ready with all the ingredients for canning pickled string beans and string beans for dinner with butter, salt and pepper. Maybe some bacon. Chopped onions. These, too, can be a dinner in of themselves. 

The season's second planting has just sprouted. 

How many kids these day know the item next to the Jet Boil?

As good as the day they were stamped out.


Chopped tomatoes, cucumber, 2 garlic cloves, green pepper, red onion and one hot banana pepper.

Some salt and turn with a spoon several times. Chill a few hours and serve as it. Add to table for most any meal as a fresh side dish.

I remember dishes like this my grandmother used to set on the table. Filler, fresh, and added flavor pop. The men especially enjoyed these.  

My favorite.


Birthday week.

Cake and happy happy.  Where in the hell did 77 years go? How fast they went!  

Her has been a queen this week. A happy birthday week with lots of extra TLC. 

Starting year 78. So much closer to 80. Crap!!

Get over it!! I know, I know. 


Some rain and storms this past week. Much needed. 

Neighbor says he still needs to get in 150 more bales of hay to get through the winter. Ninety dollars an acre for fertilizer times large acreage. Add the cost of diesel to apply. 

We go to the store once a week now. Basics. Using from the garden daily in every daily meal. Body is noticeably happier with fresh greens in the diet. 

Baby formula aisle bare, prices higher, yes, but I have yet to see major lack of goods. Several instances of missing chicken parts and pieces stock with staff not knowing what is on the next arriving truck. 

Big cities are going to get slammed overnight. That moment when folks realize "it" has arrived and there is no going back. 

Weekly store runs will find more "empty/gone" occupying shelves. One of these days this will hit me hard. The realization that much more of what is promised in the coming collapse has arrived. 

More scare tactics and threats from our government leadership to folks who are just living, loving, working, raising a family and taking care of business. The very common core of all peoples around the world. 

A very close friend and I visited a few days ago and he says he feels like the walls and ceiling are closing in on him and his family. Every day from every direction. 

A common thread amongst those I visit with is getting things in order. Extra parts on hand, tools, nuts bolts, grease, oil and replacing things to make sure that when the equipment is needed it will not fail in its use and intended purpose. A realization of how important it will be when one's life and livelihood become dependent on a piece of machinery, vehicle or tool. 

The planning and preparing is forefront amongst all with whom I visit.

One thing I/we have noticed here is the lack of people showing up for or wanting to work. My wife even left her phone number at a local business letting them know she is willing to come in and help on a part-time basis.

Watching one or two people trying to keep their business up and running is heartbreaking. Eight people standing in line, one cashier running the aisles (yes running) and her mom cooking because the cook did not show up. 

And in all of this, not one customer pissy, nasty or acting out. Patience and always a yes sir, yes ma'am and have a blessed day. I do not care how difficult a day may be, someone working their fingers to the bone and taking moments to tell you to have a blessed day is the good Lord at work. 

I do appreciate your visit this week. I really do. Keep getting up with head high and work the day for you and yours. God bless.

1 comment:

  1. It would be nice if the video on the bread used non-metric measurements. Sigh.