Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
I had a very willing participant. She is very familiar with the goat stand.
We (Marrissa and I) spent about two years with this stand. Milking. Everyday. Everyday for two years. And then I realized (for me) that milking and a full time job and a house and a marriage and acreage and spending time with grandchildren didn't work. Something had to give.
So I dried her up. No more goats milk.
Goats milk which is healthy and wonderful..Alas...
But back to the trimming....
I had planned on showing you the whole process of hoof trimming. From getting the goats to getting them to the stand to showing you the before, during and after shots.
But I soon realized that I needed at least 8 arms to do this. And for some reason, I was only born with two. Even with Mickeys help, I was unable to do what I wanted with pictures.
Except here is before..Notice the overgrown hoof. .Please I am not a bad goat Mom...I just don't have a ton of time and worst of all, the energy...
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I put a couple of eggs on the stove to boil.
Fried up some bacon.
And baked some potatoes...
Seasoned some steaks that had been marinating in lime juice and beer.
Bob was glad I was up and about because he had been sleeping right alongside me the whole time and was ready to be doing something. Which consisted of moving from the couch to the kitchen.
So we made up a mess of crawdads...
Transformed some potatoes from this...
Put some salads together..
Used the eggs in the salad...
And Mickey grilled the steaks.....and
they were perfect...
Friday, January 22, 2010
I woke up with a fever night before last and have not been myself since.
Some swollen glands to top it all off....
I wont be feeling like playing many toy games with Bob and Marley..
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Next.. Some nice pork chops. Not tenderloin chops but these with the marbling in them.
Next, a can of spinach.
Brown some cut up bacon in a pan..
Maybe 4 or 5 slices cut into small pieces. Then add a couple of tablespoons of flour to the grease when the bacon is just about done. Cook until your flour browns.
Then take that can of spinach and drain the liquid into a measuring cup and put the spinach in with the bacon. However much liquid is in the measuring cup, take half of the amount and add water and the other half of that amount should be vinegar. Mix about 3 or 4 tablespoons of sugar and a couple of tablespoons of flour and mix it all together and stir it ALL up in your pan. Clear as mud? Then add salt and pepper to taste and possibly more sugar if its not quite sweet enough. Add all together in the pan and stir and cook on med low..Stirring frequently.
Next...Dip your chops in egg batter and then flour and fry. I use canola oil in the pan for frying. Plenty of it too.
Keep your eye on your potatoes and when they are cooked, drain the water and put the lid back on the pan and set them aside for a few minutes.
I want to add right now that this meal is off the charts in calories. I'm sure of it....
If your with me and don't really care about that, lets go on now..
After the chops are cooked to perfection, with a crispy coat, put them on a plate..Then take your potatoes and put them right into that pan the chops came out of. Brown them and turn and brown them again.
Keep stirring the spinach as you go along.
Now take a chop and put it on your plate. Then some potatoes..Then take your fork and mash the potatoes up a bit.
Then take butter and put that on the mashed hot potatoes..
Butter is the best...
Now take some sour cream and layer that on top of the buttered potatoes..Trust me on this..Do it...
Then..take your plate to the stove and on top of the sour cream layer, you will put your spinach..
Please pile it on, don't hold back..You wont regret it...
What about me???
Oh yes. My love...My horseradish..How could I forget???
Put some horseradish on the side of your chop for dipping..It adds the final touch to this meal...Omit it if its just not to your liking...If you have not tried horseradish yet, please do.
Your plate will look something like this....
Your belly will be happy.
Ive had this meal my whole life. Ive made my own variation by adding the sour cream.
Try it and let me know how you like it..
Why havent I packed these lights away with all the other Christmas decor?
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I am happy to announce that I have received an award from okgranny.blogspot.com. I love her blog and she is a faithful reader of mine..We seem to have TONS of things in common.
1. Living in Oklahoma
2. Love being grandparents
She is the greatest!
The rules for accepting this award are:
Put the Lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.-
Nominate 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.-
Link the nominees within your post.-
Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.-
Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
Thank you Oklahoma Granny for thinking of me when you handed out this award!! I appreciate it..!
I am going to nominate:
Becky at http://twistedfencepost.wordpress.com/. Shes a hoot!
http://www.sherellechristensen.typepad.com/ I just dont know how she does it all....
http://www.thisisreverb.com/ This guy can cook.
http://www.mabelshouse.blogspot.com/ She is crafty and cool and has a dog named Mabel.
http://dreamscountrygirl.blogspot.com/ Shes adorable and has a busy career life but also manages a marriage and 3 children with charm and style.
http://going-country.blogspot.com/ I love this blog. I love her witty style and honest writing about life in the country.
http://www.okiebookwoman.blogspot.com/ Another Oklahoman with a brilliant wit, perfect writing and a cat or two.
http://kwing-dogeared.blogspot.com/ Whats not to love about this one? These pets have it made. Somewhat like mine.
http://jeremyandkathleen.blogspot.com/ A blog I like to read just to see what they are eating and wearing and how lovely their home is. Its fresh and fun.
http://suzannemcminn.com/blog/about-me/ And who doesnt love this blog? She lives in West Virginia in the mountains where her grandparents lived. She is a writer who is just taking life in moment by moment in all its rural wonderful spectacular splendor. And she has goats just like I do..
I hope you will take a look at each of these blogs. They are a delight!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
From every angle imaginable..