wanna see an amazing sunset? here ya go. my friend, JUGM, did a post about red skies at night and how they affect sailors...read the comment section of her post. her and i have a nice banter about sailors everywhere and our auntie's visiting...bahahahahah! sorry to the men who read here and don't want anything to do with that!
here's The Man, looking all hot, getting ready to go to our friend P's birthday party in our sister community of Fourchu last week. ladies - avert your eyes - he's MINE!!!
and here's me. yes, i've been called smurfette, short, tiny...and most recently my friend SciFiChick called me vertically-challenged. in fact, i think her exact words were "girl, i knew you were vertically-challenged but NOT THAT vertically-challenged!". i love her. but yes, i have a hit out on her.
here's some yummy bulgogi with rice, homegrown green beans sauteed in butter and some kimchi. nothing like it after a long day's work.
kids - can anyone help me identify these bushes? are they elderberry? we have been looking at pics on the internet and they seem to be elderberry but not sure.
if they are - can you say elderberry wine? elderberry tincture? elderberry tea??? oh kids, i know that you can!!!
i hate to sound smug....PioneerP, mmpaints and Sci - eat your heart out with envy. this was yesterday's harvest.
bahahahahahah! oh i know that it's sad but hey - at least it's something! until the end of august when our harvest will really come in. look what we made with our sad little harvest:\
and here's some more harvest - we are eating local food and our own harvest 3 meals a day. not too shabby!
we eat a lot of steak around here. it's local and delicious. the stir fry is all our own veg as are the tomatoes!
here's some quinoa tabouleh for dinner - yum!
more harvest. this is the time of year when we eat our own fresh, home-grown food daily and it feels wonderful!
local AND cheap sausages - they are sooo spicey and tasty!
and yummy potatoes pulled out of the ground, sliced and fried in butter! they are deelish! we are in for a super harvest of potatoes this year, which is a good thing, because we eat a LOT of potatoes. think of Bubba in the movie Forrest Gump - "fried shrimp, boiled shrimp, shrimp on the barbie....". well that's us except with potatoes "fried potatoes, smashed potatoes, potatoes on the barbie, baked potatoes, potatoes au gratin, scalloped potatoes, twice-baked potatoes..." - we loooove potatoes!!! bahahahahaha! i hope that you all had a nice weekend.
Stop it you're making me hungry! Steak and 'taters, I'm on my way up : ) Ever try eggs, taters, and onions? One of my favorites! You could toss some other veggies in there too, and maybe some bacon, sausage... Now I'm making ME hungry!ReplyDelete
Myb, buddy - i looooves me some over easy eggs on fried potatoes with onions...throw in a red or green pepper too - deevine! bahahahah! you with your wild imagination making yourself hungry - bahahahahah! oh and bacon goes with everything!!!!Delete
kymber- you might actually be shorter than me, lol. I'm 5'1"- higher or lower?ReplyDelete
That doesn't look like any elderberry I've ever seen. Elderberry bunches are more like grapes, except tiny.
Wendy - with my hair done proper, i can get at least an additional 3 inches - bahahahahah! yep - it looks like we are in a dead tie - i'm 5'1" as well....but i am sure there is a millimetre or two that has not been accounted for!Delete
thanks for the advice on the elderberry. we were just pleased as punch to think that we had some on our land but i trust a seasoned expert like you!
I have 3 elder berry bushes and the leaves look different. take a cutting to a nursery, they should be able to give you a positive IDReplyDelete
Tina - thanks so much for commenting. we have some female matriarchs in our community who know everything about the fauna and flora around here. i will ask one of them. we were just so excited because we have never seen this plant on our land before this year. again - thanks for your comment. hope to see you around here more often - it sounds like you have wisdom to share!Delete
Sweet Kymber and Jambaloney,ReplyDelete
Bulldog Man and I love your pictures, the two of you look so adorable all ready for the party. Kymber is this the dress Jam bought you? It's gorgeous!!!
Don't you just love eating foods you've grown in your own garden. Look at all these delicious meals, and healthy to boot.
How tall are you girl? Bulldog Man is 5 ft 4 in, is he taller than you?
I only think of Forest Gump when I think about our conversation of Jam running down to Oklahoma for green Chiles, lol. Yep.....he wasn't fast enough, bahahahahaha
I truly hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
Sandy and Bulldog Man
sweet Sandy AND The Bulldog Man - nice to see you - bahahahha! Sandy - jam bought me 3 dresses in ottawa - each dress cost $12 - not too shabby eh? his Mom took him to a store that she thought i would love and he got me those dresses and 2 awesome shirts! the fancy dress he got me (for $12), i will wear to the september 14 dance - i'll be sure to get a pic for you!Delete
oh Sandy - eating stuff right out of the garden is so awesome! we have a bit of a time here due to our inexperience with the soil and salty air, etc. but it looks like this year we might get enough to do a lot of canning, dehydrating and freezing - fingers crossed!
teehee. i am 5'1" but i swear that the people who have measured me in my life have bad eye-sight and missed 3 or 11 millimetres - bahahahah!
ya - that was pretty funny when you called jam "Jamba Gump" - we've been laughing about it ever since!!! we have our own funny speak that are always inside conversations that no one ever gets. we've recently added "run, Jamba, run!" - bahahahah!
sweet Sandy - it has been a fabulous couple of days - visiting auntie or no visiting auntie! we were down at the river all afternoon today. we took "the yacht" out for a nice spin on the river. i am sure that you remember that "the yacht" is an ugly old 12ft aluminum boat, but it's ours, and we love it! wish you and The Bulldog could have been there with us! xoxoxo to you and The Bulldog!
The berries don't look like elderberries and the pattern of the berries does not look like elderberries. Take some of the berries with you. Someone amongst your many friends should be able to tell you what they are if you don't have a nursery nearby. My friends don't know berries unless they are blueberries or blackberries. Don't eat them yet. You could pick them and store them in the freezer just in case they are something you can eat.ReplyDelete
Linda - thanks for chiming in! we were really just excited to find a pile of those plants on our land for the very first time!!! we were crossing our fingers that they were elderberries. oh well, eh?Delete
that's a really good idea to show our friends. we have several matriarchs here who used to farm and forage, so they will definitely be able to identify the plant. we are going blueberry picking at our friends' farm this week - he, or our matriarchs should be able to identify it. i will make sure to do a post once we find out what it is. i sure do hope that it is edible - we love having wild food right on our land!
Mrs. PP is like 4'10" and when I mentioned it she always screams "And a HALF". I was talking to a girl at a local store yesterday and she was cute and tiny when I asked how tall she was she said 4'9" and 1 millimeter. My son was like what's with the 1 millimeter when I said "Because 4'9" makes her eligible to be an official little person and she is in denial". The girl confirmed my suspicion when she said you had to be 4'9" or smaller.... wink.ReplyDelete
So what have you got in your garden that is producing all those little red berries in that basket? They are too big for cherries and too red. Small round peppers? No they are too small for even jalapenos. Hmmmm what are those?
PP those are kymber tomatoes. :-)Delete
PioneerP - i am happy to tell you that i am 5'1"!!! and i am sure there are extra millimetres that people with bad eye-sight haven't measured properly - bahahahaha! that's a cute story about the girl at the store!Delete
stop laughing at my produce, Mister-i-have-enough-produce-to-got-to-the-market! it's not right to tease the less fortunate - bahahahah! i'll tell ya though - i think we'll have 200lbs of potatoes this year, plus another 20lbs in seed potatoe for next year. take that Mister!
Sci...gurl...you know i have a hit out on you eh? just sayin' - bahahahahah!Delete
Girl, for someone as "challenged" as you are, you are one mean cook. I guess it could be because you are closer to the stove? Really though, It all looks delicious.ReplyDelete
oh - that's a good one, i gotta admit it. you do know that i have a hit out on you eh? this comment means yer getting another one. bahahahahahah!Delete
LOL....... close to the stove oh Sci!!!!Delete
Like Mayberry said, you always make me hungry. You're a cute little booger, you know that...ReplyDelete
Bubba - i keep telling you to get that "working-seven-days-a-week-butt" up here and i'll feed you like a king. yer pretty cute yerself eh?Delete
miss kymber, its nice to see a good photo of both of you for once. Now stop making us hungry. kymber laugh bahaha. love you guys and thanks for being friends with so many of us down south.ReplyDelete
Rob, buddy - i was actually thinking of you when we took the pics because you had said that you couldn't really see us in a previous comment with pics. so ya, i was thinking of you. we love you guys - you are always in our thoughts and prayers! i am so glad the house inspection went well...and i just know that you are going to find a proper home! thanks for being our friend, Rob!Delete
Good things come in small packages. I think you are a fine looking woman, J is a lucky man.ReplyDelete
I swear you make some good looking meals. It would be a shame to eat them, and spoil how nice they look on the plate.
Harry - my dad always said that dynamite came in small packages - bahhahaha! thank you, kind Sir, for such a compliment. i have noticed that you have been putting more pics of yourself and wife on your blog and i have to admit that i really like seeing those pics. so i thought i would put up a pic of us. and then there's the fact that my buddy, Rob, complained a few times that he couldn't see us proper in some of the other pics i posted.Delete
Harry - my mom used to make sandwiches that looked like pieces of art. my brother used to sell his sandwiches - bahahahah! but kids always wanted to trade us for stuff. now way, jose, my mother's sandwiches were beautiful to look at and beautiful to eat! i never traded mine!
i wish you were closer. i'd feed ya good!
He cannot even have social intercourse?ReplyDelete
Linda - i think you missed the humour. if i didn't allow him "social intercourse" would i let all of the ladies in our communities fawn over him, or broadcast his picture on the net?Delete
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I think you missed my joke.Delete
Send some of that food our way, I need a change from JUGM's cooking. HELP ME!!!ReplyDelete
Every time I try a change..yall never want to eat it!Delete
Senior - you may, or may not know, that i once told JUGM to bang you in the head with her glock. she told me that your head is made of concrete and that you would break the glock! it was all in good fun and i prayed that you never knew about it (even though i put it in a comment on her blog - bahahahahah!)Delete
buddy - i think yer getting a glock upside the head! bahahahahah!
While I am not that short, I am still the shortest one in my family, and my brother used to say I was "vertically challenged" all the time.ReplyDelete
On a positive note, atleast you meet all height requirements for the rides at Disney..
thanks for the shout out, sorry it is a bit delayed getting back to you on that.
I recovered nicely from Aunties visit, hope you did too.
I can't believe Senior said what he did about my cooking, See if I ever make him another home made mac and cheese!
Gurlie - i meet the requirements for kids rides at Disney - garrrr! in my head, i am a huge amazon. but in reality - not so much!Delete
no probs about the shout out - always glad to shout out to my buddies. i just recovered from the auntie's visit today - and we spent a lovely day at the river!
Gurlie - feed that man spagetti from a can, whack him upside the head with your glock and make him beg for the home-made mac and cheese.
(Senior - please don't read the above comment. oh crap, now i'm afeared for my life - bahahahahah!)
glad to hear that you're feeling better Gurl!
Well not really feeling better..today I had to go to the dermatologist and have a butt ton of little growths removed..he either used liquid nitrogen that stung like a son of a *** or he used a laser to burn off the really smaller ones. or, he used a local on the really big ones and scrapped them off with a flat razor. either way it all hurt like Hell, and I look like I walked right in to a hornets nest. However, he promised by this time next week, I would look 10 years younger.. : ) so i guess the pain and agony today was worth it.Delete
oh Gurlie - yikes! i am really feeling for you! what the hell was all these growths? just little skin tag thingies or what? oh, i can't wait to see a pic of you next week! you were gorgeous to begin with but 10 yrs off that makes you 19 no? i feel so sorry or the balding ones, and the fat ones, and the ugly ones. woops - did i just say that? i don't really mean it you just have a tendency to bring out the bad in me - bahahahah!Delete
Yes, since I turned 29 in feb. that would make me look 19! oh YAY!Delete
Over the years, I've learned never to read your blog on an empty stomach. This post was no exception!ReplyDelete
Ed buddy - thanks a bunch! what with your wife and all of her relatives visiting - you must be eating like a king! trust me, i'm jealous!Delete
I agree. Clean, wholesome food makes the body very happy. And you can't get much more wholesome than 10 or 20 steps between your garden and the kitchen door! :-)ReplyDelete
Sue hon, you are so right! whenever we are making meals, jam says - i'll go get the tomatoes and peas. and i say - no way - not until we are ready for them. picking the food and putting it on the plate in 20 steps makes all of the difference. i have my garlic post, which refers to your excellent post, ready to go up tomorrow. much love to you and the RenoMan!Delete
Hey you are both wearing clothes, what's up!!! :D And you don't look short to me!ReplyDelete
Joey, buddy, i hear your disappointment in us wearing clothes! but we have to wear clothes when we go out in the community, ya know? bahahahahahah! thanks so much buddy - i AM pretty short. just not by your standards. thanks buddy!Delete
I remember the FIRST picture I saw of you...ReplyDelete
yo, buddy, if you are referring to the naked bums post....and i think that you are....tsk-tsk - bahahahahahhaah! oh my friend, i think someone is owing an email to someone. jest sayin'. much love eh?Delete
Now everyone is gonna want that photo...Delete
then everyone is gonna have to beg...and send us money! woohoo! bahahahahahah!Delete
New kitchen appliances!Delete
More posts! I'm missing hearing how things are going up there.ReplyDelete
Love all the garden to table meals~~~~~ and I am having late night hunger pangs. Oh my you and your sweetie are SO adorable. I love that you both match your blogy personality in looks...and man oh man you are taller than me my friend..by a few inches. Lol if I lie-then only oneish.ReplyDelete
Love all the photos and enjoy my short cool visits to the north.
xoxoxxoo your short southern buddster...
Hi Kymber, I followed a rabbit hole to your blog, so not sure how I landed here, but great reads!! :)ReplyDelete
Did you ever find out what the berry plant was?