Sunday, November 27, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people.. When Minister Don Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is
What they heard:
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those Who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done.
We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.
We have exploited the poor and called it The lottery.
We have rewarded laziness and called it Welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it Choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it Justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem..
We have abused power and called it politics.
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions & called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.
The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving International requests for copies of this prayer from India , Africa and Korea.
Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,'and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.
With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called 'one nation under God.'
If possible, please pass this prayer on to your friends. 'If you don't stand for something, You will fall for everything.' Think about this: If you forward this
Prayer to everyone, it could be heard by the world. How many people will not receive this prayer.....do you have the guts to pass it on? (via Kelly Lambert McKenzie)
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The one crop we have planted, I don't think is going to grow, is the iceburg lettuce. We dropped the seed a few weeks too late, for a couple of different reasons I've already explained. It's more of a cool weather, early seedling crop, and most of this heat has been unbearable on it's early life, so we've probably baked the seed. I would be utterly shocked if they do come to maturity. But alas, I'm not really concerned, for I wasn't really growing it for my taste. I've posted before on the nutrional value or lack there of, of iceburg, and really haven't eaten it in some 5yrs. I grow it(well tried), because I know there are people who will eat it, and when the time is right, I'm down to make a buck or two.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Got home this moring after my double shift, and went to check the bed because of the heavy downpour that ran through the city. Standing on the back porch, I noticed what I thought was a color change of just a few leaves, from green to a very vibrant yellow. Of course I thought that was strange, so I moved in closer for a better view, and to my delightful surprise, I noticed what others have for the past few years been calling a delicacy, and so been wanting to try, and now soon, I shall have my fill of Squash Blossoms.
Something else that got my attention, two bees hovering around the inside of one of the flowers, moving the pollen, a vital part of that growing process, and one I plan to incorporate more fully into this diabolicle plan of mine, as I am soon to purchase a few bamboo beehives I ran across a little over a year ago, to be able to produce my own honey.
Salivating over the possibilities, I can't wait for this to come to fruition.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I'm using this growing season as a learning experience, not for any failed planting, the vegetation looks amazing. The bed itself is not where I want it to be in size, yet, only because the yard itself is heavily covered with very thick roots, a problem I hadn't planned on before digging, mainly because the trees in my yard are so widely spaced. The time I've saved not digging, I've turned into study time. Reading everything I can on gardening how tos(open pollenation of tomatoes), to the ins and outs of starting early to extending the season... my thumb and my mind are getting greener by the minute.
Tax time is fast approaching, and before the next planting season, everything should be in order. I am in desparate need of some heavy equipment, stump and root grinders, for which I've researched a few of my local tool rental companies, a tiller which I will purchase, more than likely the Mantis, and I'll prolly go in heavy with some top soil additives, though from the looks of things, I may not have to, as I said, the vegetation is doing quite well, I believe in large part due to the addition of most of the vermipost I had on hand. I'll see where this crop takes me and with newly acquired knowledge, by this time next year(don't forget, I also moved here after the beginning of the growing season), I should have more than triple this years plants. And with plans to purchase a couple more worm bins, the stalks and leaves and the vegetation that doesn't quite make it, will make compost.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Some action bout to go down in my kitchen, the time is upon us, I've craved these for far to long, and all the ingredients have finally came together.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
What Brings you here REALLY, I know youve gotten wind of me, D'YOU forget my flow was KillaBee, an when da dust has settled you will clearly see. That there really neva was none as ILL as me. Etch that to ya memory Im goin nowhere soon, forewarned Im tellin you ya bout to meet ya doom. My cousins really stupedefied at how I spit these accapella, whoda thunk it comin from such a fine clever fella. Tap da bottle an Twizast the cizap, stuff da blunt an spizark da splizaff. Now I'm inside my head no noise from da riftraft, plus thats how get down when I hizone da crizaft. Youve entered into battle beatin down youll be fractured, I told you comin back herr you'da aughtoawannabeen mastered.
Monday, June 13, 2011
I be spittin rhyme silly flows Ocean like Billys, I dont kicks em freestyle I put my thoughts into em Really. I hit da beat hard like I punted an kicked you in da balls, it may take me a few to pen em but really wit no flaws. I spit slang wit country draws spit flame at all the frauds, your style is really feeble You really want War My Dawgs. Yeah, these are rhymes I write so as I bring 'em to you right, I'll have you walkin wit ya head down, surrendered from da fight. I be ballin' wit da winnin's flash cash for all da womens, do it at da motel cant stain mi casas' linens. I come with a different kind of fire it will leave you singed, You should know that I'll be ready should you seek out revenge. This was juss a warnin shot the next is cocked an ready, no prints left at the scene I came in did it steady.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
So that is the pic I bring you today. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed the growth since bringing you the last pic... I think you will be to.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Here take a look. You can see the green sprout from the earlier post, and two very prominent yellowish leaves, I trust is either yellow or orange bell peppers, or squash. If you look to the top of the bottom yellow leaf, you'll notice stem breaking ground, and also just to the left of the top leaf. While I'm at it, I might as well show you the other thriving vegetables. The green beans are goin' off. There gettin' it for all it's worth. God is backing this idea, with the aide of Mother Nature.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Extra Space, Means Extra Produce. Extra produce means, Extra Meals I can prepare gardenfresh, for you daily. I'm buyin' 'em as I see 'em, cause I'm not afraid to use 'em. All aspects of a meal, I've told you, I will have hands in, though Alex's Super Sandwich thingy, may appear on the menu, and you should already know my plans, for Stephanies' potatoe salad to place as my top billin' side, to my "Almost Award Winning... Oh, It's Never been Entered Before Sauce!! Everything I plan to bring you has already garnered a small local following, consisting mostly of coworkers and a few neighbors from the old apartment complex, and it's surrounding areas. I'm friends with the Huntington Ribfest, Huntington, WV. via Facebook. I've asked them a few times now, how someone of my stature can get in on the festivities, they've yet to divulge any pertinent information, for fear, I believe of me comin in and knockin off all the big boys of the game. I've touted from the first time I asked, that I'm a garaunteed money winner, and the way all of my so called guinea pigs rant and rave over meals I've shared with them, I'm gunnin for the top spot.
What makes me so confident in my claims? We have 52 states and only 5 Texas, Tennessee, Missouri and the Carolinas are considered the BBQ capitals. Well, I'm from Tennessee, I love the Carolinas, and I know all there secrets, and for that fact I believe they fear lil ol' me. I reside in the state of Ohio, and I will make it a known capital of BBQ.
Keepin' in tradition of what all this has been about, today I fed the worms a mixture of 4 apples and a banana, all with the skins, and about 5 small celery stix and some baby carrots from a veggie tray purchased by a coworker or two. I think the apples may have been from a gift basket.
I am starting out with 285 sq. ft. Pretty good start. More than likely, before anything goes into the ground, here in the next week and a half, or so, I may use some of my time in extending about another 41/2'(10:05 pm 6/07/11 more thought process, maybe 6 feet all the way around), each way in the bed. That would give me, serving my community, fresh vegetation, out of 458.25 sq. ft.,(837 sq ft), by harvest time, I'm hoping to have in my possesion, a canner and some jars.
Also don't be mislead as to what you see in this pic, I know you're probably looking, you see no fence, and thinking critters. But, if I'm telling you, what it is that you're asking, then know, that I myself have had this idea from around month 8 of this whole thought process. I'm beginning first by combating the burrowing rodents, rabits, gophers, weasles... if weasles burrow, they won't be coming at the roots of my system. The overall goal is taking shape and coming to fruition. Upon the completion of bed exstention, I will have purchased a couple of different items, for smoothing out the bed, spacing out my rows, and oh Yeah!!, protecting my crops at the initial investment. The seasons weather, and the work of the underground, have done a double team on the seeds = Vermipost: BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER!!!
But, it is a start. After a couple of days now watching the rise and hourly progression of the sun, I've realized a couple of different things. Starting small is my first option. My Yard is very shaded, due to 5, very overgrown trees. Along with the one in the front yard coming down, I had already spoke of scaling back some branches, of the other 4. Well, I'll hafta go higher than expected, in each tree to bring in ample sunlight. Overtime, this will be achieved, every bit of extra money I make and can pour back into the land/business, I will. Well, I'm not exactly where I want to be, but as I said in the beginning, It's going to be a long slow process... that point I believe I have made evident. But, truly for the first time, I can now grow as fast as my crops allow me.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
You know now from yesterday's post, the ground work is now underway. Today, I had my eldest son, Kyler, begin the moving of the dirt to the tarp. In my philosophy of work smart, not hard, I also joined in... my volonteers, readily chippin' in. In the upper right hand corner of the tarp, facing the house, what you see on top of the dirt is finely minced carrot. Reason being, I've incorporated the work of the underground and most of the vermipost that they've produced, over the course of the last four years. I've left some of the casting in the original habitat, for consumption from the second batch, still to be purchased. The goal of the tarp is for the worms that I have inhabited here, to multiply. I've undoubtably done that with the space that I've provided them. I'm serious in my endevours, in the here and now is where my life changes. All the labor intensive hours, I've put in to bring you flavor, via breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
My Brother in Law puttin in his keep, with shovel in hand, and his will and desire to Destroy shit, to pretty much pass his time.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
The flour and the egg wash are seasoned and ready for the ultimate showcase of love. What you see in the Dutch oven is the 2nd batch. And then the whole lot was done... mind you this is not the final pic, that will be tomorrow night at work juss before, sshhhh,(whispering), iy goes in the oven for the buffalo glazing.
Bout to start prep on dinner for the crew at work tomorrow for our holiday potluck... they gave me the privilege of the main dish. Bout to go strip out the chicken breast.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
2 cases in point: A few months ago, back at the Old Place, having already had supper earlier that night, Mr. Hyde, had already prepared the evening meal for the overstayed, now unwelcomed guest, who had pushed to the limit, erything she could possibly do wrong. Well it was time for the midnight snack I normally prepare just for just myself and the wife, sometimes the baby is awake and will join in the festivities. I happened to be craving BLTs at this particular time, so, that's what the hell we ate. My mother in law in the other room, up watching TV, and she was getting no bacon(the baby didn't either). I don't recall what he did eat, but it wasn't bacon. I proceded to make our sandwiches, and then zipped off up the stairs, to devour down the groceries. A few minutes had passed, when all of a sudden, I smelled, well bacon. My first thought was "Oh, it's just the lingering aroma, from what I myself, had just made. Then it got stronger... I finished off my sandwich, blood boiling, and waited for the Mrs. to finish hers off, so that I could go investigate, I mean take our plates to the kitchen. In comes Dr. Jekyel, after he wittnesses another pan had been used to fry up some MORE DAMNED BACON, I then proceded to tell My mother in law, if you have to eat bacon everytime you smell it(most people do), that she was gonna have to buy her own supply, cause she was cuttin me short on my bacon consumption. My oldest son @16, doesn't know how, or should I say hasn't been taught the fine art of cooking bacon, for this very reason. If I were to teach him, let's just say that one of the people in this story, wouldn't be around to tell it LOL.
So, what sent me in this rage to write this? The bacon, I just wasn't sure how to tell it, and then, well she again, in her overstayed state of being, messes with my food. Oh, believe me, this time it wasn't bacon, she learned that lesson. Last Sunday, 5/15/11, if you remember, the family had hotdogs. Well, in order to achieve this wonderfully simple meal, I needed to go to the store and aqcuire a few things. To get there, I had to walk, which is a favorite pass-time, so from me no complaint, except that it was a tad bit chilly, which the brisk walk would soon take care of, but on the way back, it had started to drizzle, there in lies the complaint. My children, specifically, the one not pictured, with the family during meal time, had requested the hotdogs, with which, I knew I had to jump to action in making the sauce. The family, and all who are lucky enough to try it enjoy the sauce. Matter of fact, my cousin(he makes his own) is still as of lastnight(05/23/11) at work, trying to learn the secret... prolly the thirtieth time I've been asked the question. I've overtime, parted with some knowledge, but what master, parts with all he knows? Just as in the potatoe, I like my hotdogs stuffed. So in my visit to the store, I purchased all that wasn't at home to load my hotdogs. Meat to make the sauce, onions, coleslaw, some spices, french fries to accompany the meal. That was a slightly overwhelming load, for the trek back home.
So what's all the fuss? As I stated earlier, I cook to satisfy my cravings, and plan all the meal accompniments accordingly, which means, you don't get to eat the last of anydamnthing I buy, you eat the leftovers of the actuall meal itself. You didn't ask for the works, that I myself walked to the store to buy using my money. I awoke Sunday afternoon, hungry as usuall, ready to eat one of two things. At the time I wasn't sure which oneit was I was about to eat. Saturday, the night before I made the hotdog sauce, I made pulled pork... if you go back through the words of this very post, you'll notice the only ingredient to match up with both meals is the coleslaw. Now by this time I had deduced who it was that had eatin it, but she was in her room eating, I heard the fork scraping the plate she was eating from. I sort of stumbled around the kitchen, still dumbfounded that someone could do something so haneous, even though she feels as though the world should cater to her every becon call, I knew at the instant I found it missing, that we had made the recent purchase of a small personal fridge for the bedroom, to combat this very issue. After about eight minutes hovering around the kitchen, she entered with plate in hand, with proof who ate it, I told her point blank, I wish she wouldn't have eaten the last of my coleslaw. She got mad, said she'd buy me more, which I know by the time she gets paid, she will have hoped I forgot. Still steamed about this more than a week later, we all know that ain't gonna happen.
While I'm on the subject if things that burn my ass in the culinary world, and fitting into this story... If someone don't create a hotdog bun big enough to house all the gourmet toppings normal people like to add, well oh shit, I guess I'll just do this myself. It's something I've been planning on for almost two years now anyway... and who do I put the order in to for the extinction of capers?
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
This Massive tree, prominent to my front yard, may have to come down. Already on most of the trees, I have to crop branches, in order to have ample walking space to till, and ample height, most importantly, for the produce to, well, Produce, so cutting one down should be no big task, with the exception there are electric wires running through it, all the more enhancing my reasoning for it coming down.