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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #80 on: August 23, 2014, 08:23:22 pm »
good evenin' everyone! 

met with the usda yesterday for a pollinator program we were accepted for, (thanks to kebee)  and taking some bids from tree guys to take out the female box elder trees from a portion of the land we want to restore.  goldenrod is still in good bloom here, and a few other plants.  managed to check the bees today.....(no stings), but under the weather for the past week and a half with some crud mr. river brought home from the office.....i told the usda folks that if they found i wasn't keeping up and passed out laying behind them in the field, just give me water, or dump it on my face........... :D
the prince said he licked every coffee cup in the office just to bring it home to me......... :D :D :D

mice did a number on the 4 wheeler..........made a nest up in behind the headlight, chewed wires, and chewed through something somewhere, they have done it before. started up just great as always, she just didn't want to go anywhere yesterday......... :D  so off to the polaris doctor she went today.

i will be harvesting honey soon, next week or two! 
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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #81 on: August 23, 2014, 08:30:25 pm »
Did Mr. Rivers secretary have a bad cold ;D.  Jack

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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #82 on: August 23, 2014, 11:46:42 pm »
ooooh secretary........legal assistant!   ;D

his didn't, her children are grown and out of the house but she has grandchildren.....not sure who had the crud, but most of the attorneys have children and they ALL like to share whatever goes around........ :D
we attended a firm picinic 'kumbaya' last friday, he was already feverish, coughing, sneezing, hacking.  i wasn't, told him it wouldn't hurt my feelings not to go........ :D
we went and as always i enjoyed playing with everybody else's  sick kids.... :D

and btw, when i want to talk to him, i call her.......... :D :D :D
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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #83 on: August 24, 2014, 05:52:05 am »
i told the usda folks that if they found i wasn't keeping up and passed out laying behind them in the field, just give me water, or dump it on my face........... :D

That reminded me of a video I saw yesterday on cnn.com

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i will be harvesting honey soon, next week or two!

I'll bet you can't wait!  I'm happy for you!   :eusa_clap: :occasion14:
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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #84 on: August 24, 2014, 08:08:42 pm »
good evenin!

thanks greg, but no ice bucket thing for me....... :D 
and thanks for the comment on taking my honey off! yes I, ME....gets to take the honey off this year!  i am excited, although a lot of work, i really do enjoy it!  the reward is worth the effort!

it was 90 some degrees here today, and 90% humidity.........i decided to mow earlier this mornin and then finished late this afternoon......geez what was i thinking?.....some rain came in, and storms forecast for this evening.  we really need it!
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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #85 on: August 26, 2014, 10:24:15 pm »
good evening!

a couple pix i took the other night after a storm rolled through here,  in my world, sorta looks like a hand in the cloud, with a thumb?....... :D





we have been blanching fresh sweet corn for w#$%er months, yeah i said winter..... :D since about 4:30 this afternoon.  4 dozen ears of fat sweet corn from a local farmer, okay i am done now......
i was done before we finished!..... :D  fixed some dinner in the process and our kitchen is not big enough for two of us with all sorts of mess everywhere....... :D

dinner tonight:
chicken wings/drummies; grilled corn cobs; grilled summer squash, and other garden veggies!  mmmmm, mmm good!
 i buy packages of the party pack wings and drummies, separate into 3 meals.  clean them off, paper towel dry. put in a bowl, add a little olive oil, and sea salt and pepper blend (not much). stir it up.  get out the louisiana hot sauce and blue cheese dressing; the good stuff you buy in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.  we use litehouse, the chunky stuff.  throw it on, more heat/bite more lou hot sauce, less heat more blue cheese dressing. mix it up with a spoon and let it marinade for awhile.  throw on the grill about 450 and get the grill marks on them, just to sear, and get crusty from the sauce, and then move off the heat.  we have a weber performer, charcoal, able to use direct heat/indirect heat with the grates to move the charcoal to the sides.  sear on the sides of the grill (direct heat), move to the center (indirect heat).  keep turning once in awhile and slather with the lou hot sauce/blue cheese mix. about 20 minutes they are done!  tender, juicy, and delish! 

summer squash on the grill, (from our garden)  crooked neck summer squash.....cut in slices, cut the seeds off.  very lightly put some olive oil on, not much, just rub to barely coat, sea salt and pepper blend on them.  they go on the grill over direct heat .  sear the slices, top and bottom, done, about 10 minutes or so.......too much olive oil or not enough high heat will make them muushy.....i don't like mushy.

fresh corn on the cob, olive oil to coat them, whatever seasoning, wrap them in aluminum foil, direct heat on the grill for 20 minutes, keep turning about every 5 minutes. 

blanching and freezing corn:
big stock pot.  bring to a low boil.  put a tsp of sea salt in then let her rip to a rolling boil, once a rolling boil,  place 3 or 4 ears of corn in especially if they are large, but not more than 4 at a time. (replace water when it gets low). when 4 minutes are up, take the corn cob out and put them in an ice cold water bath for 8 minutes. drain in a colander, then scrape the corn off.  we use a gadget (two of them) circular blades, just run it down the cob and off comes the corn. how we do it, is to take a cutting board over a large cake pan. cut the corn off with the gadget and brush it off into the cake pan. put in zippies and freeze.  awesome tasting in winter months!

maybe i should have posted this in recipes?........... :D

anyway, don't forget the cold beverage when grilling!  i love to grill and sure enjoy summer months!!!

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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #86 on: August 27, 2014, 12:04:16 am »
Wow! that sounds delish! ......  it was hot today! we had a nice cold bowl of cheerios for din din  :D

   However, the night is cooler and I'm working on a chicken, thyme, rosemary stir fry with snow peas, red bell pepps, and ginger for dinner tomorrow night. That will be nice to come home to after working all afternoon  :D







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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #87 on: August 30, 2014, 08:28:56 pm »
good evening~

lot's of plans today, most did not get completed...... :D

hope everyone is enjoying the labor day weekend!  a mild day of weather with mostly cloudy skies, rain moving in now.  summer months are slipping away, the last of the blooms (goldenrod) soon no barefeet, shorts, tanks and getting the bees 'ready' for winter........ :-X
oops......said the WINTER word......... :D
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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #88 on: August 30, 2014, 08:35:56 pm »
Now Riv! You're not supposed to say the W word, you're supposed to say "When it snows!     :D ;)
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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #89 on: August 30, 2014, 10:05:25 pm »
.......... :D

okay...........W I S...........
and not short for wisconsin.......... :D
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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #90 on: August 30, 2014, 10:12:51 pm »
W***** is a better word than S***. Even Florida has W*****.  TWO WHOLE WEEKS.
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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #91 on: August 30, 2014, 10:18:22 pm »
............ :D.............. :laugh:
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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #92 on: August 30, 2014, 11:00:11 pm »
Spent the afternoon at father-in-laws house. He's the only parent hubby and I have left, and a very good man he is. He has had to live thru some hard adversity and remain faithful to his family.

Took an afternoon walk with a couple to very cute 2 year old boys and took some pics of an old studebaker on the back property. The one snow pic was already in my files.

I Love Old Trucks  :)






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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #93 on: August 30, 2014, 11:11:04 pm »
awesome pix jen, some history there in that old truck!.........

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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #94 on: August 30, 2014, 11:15:33 pm »
 :)
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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #95 on: August 30, 2014, 11:15:46 pm »
Just thought I'd say hello during half time of the badger game.

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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #96 on: August 30, 2014, 11:20:19 pm »
Back Atcha Zweef  :) 8)
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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #97 on: August 30, 2014, 11:47:44 pm »
"Just thought I'd say hello during half time of the badger game."

brewers game zweefer..... at the giants, down 3, 8th inning....... :D
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Re: Good Evening Post
« Reply #98 on: September 01, 2014, 08:39:33 pm »

   Woodlot is now opened up.. took the bush hog through.. next, the trees will be dragged down to the opening to be cut into firewood.. Sorry no bee news.. Havent had time to do more than peek into the hives. Getting ready for Wwww....    Wwwiiii.....    WWWWWWWWwwwiiinnnnnnnn.................   Getting ready for when it gets COLD..
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« Reply #99 on: September 01, 2014, 09:09:35 pm »
Well said Lazy.