Sunday, January 29, 2023
Sunday, January 22, 2023
All the hullabaloo these past weeks over banning gas stoves prompted the photo above. If you are a camper and spend times outdoors, you realize that the above is just a drop in the bucket. On the other hand, if you have little to no idea on the "having" of items like this, it might be something you want to learn about. Why, you ask? arghhhhhhh
HER FINISHED CABINET (see dwg. from last posts)
FARM FRESH EGGS FRIED IN BACON GREASE.
I grew up on breakfasts just like this. No use to quit now.
The Queen of Eggs. Cute video.
Deceiving The Deceivers (from Vox Popoli) A quick read. At least give a minute to the bullet points.
From Western Rifle Shooters Association ie., Pilots EKG's.
The FAA is speaking out. How I have loved going to the airport, checking in and getting on an airliner to points all over the world.
The Wolf Pack from The Burning Platform. Two scenarios; which do you believe?
Pleas to get vaccinated. From Politico.com
I saw just yesterday a video pushing for getting the next VAX from Martha Stewart. Here it is.
There is more and more information surfacing on vaxxing and complications. Do your own homework. Anticipate a continued media push on this. Enough!!
ALLY McBEAL now free on Prime.
This comedy drama series could never ever be made today. Never.
It is a cult classic and you will either hate it or love it. Not for the easily offended. And you need a sense of humor. You may not laugh out loud if watching these episodes in mixed company, but alone or with your better half, enjoy many uncontrolled bursts of laughter or "cringy" faces.
Aired for 5 season of over 20 episodes each starting in late September 1997. In my opinion, the first season starts out slow. Introducing characters and too much stuff of what my wife calls "ditsy" comedy regarding Ally. But by episode 7, the series grabs second gear and heads to and runs over the redline for all of the remaining episodes.
I do not think there is one social subject not covered or cringe worthy human experience untouched. The characters develop wonderfully, the guest lists each week are excellent and the music in every episode is always the icing on the cake.
Our cell phones go on mute every night now at 6 PM. We do 3 episodes in what seems a blink of the eye. I will hate to see us come to the end as I did many years ago.
Give it a try. Get your feet wet. Season 4 is worth every minute you spend getting there. I promise!! And do not cheat!! Wait for it. Do it for yourself!! Think hitting 5th gear with it floored. Going through the gears is half the fun.
This week flew by here. I do not know why some weeks drag on and on and other seem to be gone in a flash. This week was a flash.
hint of snow coming in East Texas next week. Has to be a mistake.
As always, thanks for stopping by.
A snow flower sent from New Hampshire. (smiley face!!)
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Decided to get back to some bread making. Basic 4 cups of flour recipe. I add one egg and a little less than two cups of warm water. Electric mixer with bread dough hook. Mix for 5 minutes adding a little water or flour for the best. moist. tacky dough. Both risings in a warm place. Baked 20 minutes at 425F degrees.
Onions, radishes and potatoes can go in the ground now. I called the feed store in town and "yes". onion sets were in as were seed potatoes. An hour. later I was home with both.
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Shun DM0723 Classic 6" Forged Chef Knife. Yep!!
My wife will not touch a sharp knife though. Just won't. When I sharpen our everyday use kitchen knifes, I tell her so that she does not surprise herself. Soooooo, I am the keeper of the new knife. Emoji emoji.
The first try was a whole onion. How many times have I watched someone slice onions? How many time have I sliced onions? A sharp knife is always a joy to work with. But those knifes were just sharp. This new knife is extra-terrestrial.
There is a trick to holding fingers inward and letting the knife always land ahead of the end of the finger tips when slicing. I have learned.
This new knife is not a knife to learn that skill set. The slightest pressure and forward movement always sent this knife to the top of the cutting board. As if I was holding the knife and merely thinking it through the onion.
I had to cut a thick piece of cod off of a filet after the onion. I held the large filet in the air and pulled the knife right to left several inches below my hand. One single pull of the knife, done.
I could go on, but you get the point.
Now I am in the market for one more high-end knife like this. I want a Nakiri Bocho style. A good one!! Gonna be fun shopping.
A PROJECT CONCEIVED
FEAR AND CLICK BAIT
It has taken me a few days to get myself up and running in this new year.
Holiday and vacation at year's end is all over. I think the throttle on the machine is advancing now and the stories of what may be coming are well worth the time to become aware of.
I start my mornings now with (coffee coffee), a check-in on weather then DRUDGE REPORT. Why not get a media dose of world headlines and fear out of the way? Then off to blogs I enjoy and videos I care to watch.
Trying better to set my tone for what I have control over and acting on one or two small things that need attending. Getting a hundred of these little chores done here would make a noticeable dent in clean up and little improvements. Will be healthy for mind and body.
Look it up and be wary wary afraid. Could be setting the stage for lock downs again. It may be more pronounced in blue states.
The elephant in the room will become too big not to notice and talk about. I am starting to see more and more stories of healthy folk dropping suddenly. Cannot hide this now.
EAST COAST PIPE LINE DOWN
My wife asked if I have noticed the price jump in gas lately. I have not. But off to top off the Dodge this morning and one side by side diesel container.
PEANUT BUTTER SHORTAGE.
We are down to two boxes.
Peanut butter cups are evening snacks while watching TV. Also go to shacks during the day. Diet snacks. One slice of fresh bread and a PB cup is instant gratification.
Not pushing the brand. Just is what is at the market. Time to put in a few more boxes while we can still find them. This concept may come more and more into play as time passes. (Availability) If basic items like this are available now, might be best to take advantage of that fact.
I recently overheard two employees at a local market (different departments) this past week comment on shortages on their shelves. I did not notice it looking at the over all market, but they did enough to comment on it.
The cost of going to the grocery store has doubled in the past 4 months. What use to cost $25 is now $50.
I have watched folks just standing and staring at the meat counter. I have found myself doing the same. I recently joked to one lady that watching the meat counter never changes the price. She had a sense of humor and agreed. Older gal. Said she now uses the smaller shopping cart because she no longer can afford to fill the larger cart.
Nice photo of fresh falling snow from the old home in NH.
I have mentioned east neighbor before. We have shared garden produce last season and for quite awhile now he has been bringing over a dozen eggs every other week. Four chickens that produce more eggs than he can eat. We drop off bags of chicken feed and scratch several times a year.
You do not need a lot of chickens to produce eggs for a family.
He also brought over samples of what he cooks, this trip a 7 baked bean dish with more flavor heat than I am use to.
I reached for a sheet of paper towel as he joked that this dish will clear your sinuses. He said he used a lot of Ancho chilies, sausage and thick bacon slices. My flavor heat (seasoning) tolerances are increasing after 3 years living in Texas. AND I like it!!
I am going to learn to make this as it is the best I have ever eaten so far. Will share if I can reproduce.
A WORKING DRAWING
Enough information to start cutting pieces and parts. A work in progress.
I will leave you with this. Her wheel barrow is in the garage for the next month or two protect it from weather. It took the cats mere minutes to discover a new place to nap.
Thank you for the visit this week. God bless.
Sunday, January 1, 2023
Christmas 2022 ! Check
Quiet, cold, a couple small presents each, small prime rib.
Anniversary 2022! Check
Twenty-two years. Treated ourselves to lunch out with friends. Found a great buffet/good eats in Hughes Springs, Texas.
New Year's Eve 2022! Check
Pot of clam chowder and homemade bread. Yellowstone and Jack Ryan for entertainment. Never made it to midnight.
Warmer in east Texas. Some rain. Her and I talked of having made it through 2022. I have zero interest in looking back.
An experiment. Dinner helping of clam chowder plated around a leftover piece of fried cod. Definitely guest-worthy.
FIRST POST OF 2023
*I enter this new year with arm chair concerns of truths from the world we live in. I am not the only one thinking or asking similar questions; "we gonna make it through this year?" From the Burning Platform.
"Canada is going to mandate psychiatric medication for those that refuse mRNA injections or any kind of vaccination." From Westernrifleshooters
I look over the horizon at what is happening in other parts of the world and I take what I read to heart. Put yourself now living in Canada and hearing the above news flash.
Arrested and charged for silently praying. From NC Renegades.
AND there are all the stories regarding the war in Ukraine and tossing around the realities of nuclear war between the crazies. I have no idea of any truths about this war.
Add in a statistic or two of border crossings. A big push coming on gun control and the coming hype about C19 mutant and how this may play out in more masking, lockdowns and push for injections.
Predictions for 2023 From the Zman.com.
Precipice of Ruination From Ammoland.
No worries coming this year
Lineman son finished storm duty Wednesday. With a few days off, has vowed to treat himself to at least one full day of napping on the couch with fiancée, golden retriever and the fire going. I bet he gets a homemade spaghetti dinner or two.
Storm power outage here late last week.
Seventy-one degrees forecast for us today. It will be nice to get out in the yard and get in some clean-up.
This new year morning feels like any another morning/day. I know better.
Best to keep on keeping on. Appreciating each day to the fullest and loving without fault. Be not afraid.
Going to leave it here. God bless. Appreciate your visit.