Sunday, March 29, 2009
After making sure the animals made it through the storm,
I bundled up, put my tall boots on and made my way around the farm yard.
The best drift was in front of my machine shed. You can see the round bale mover tines on the left side of the picture. I'm not sure how deep the drift was, but it was over my head.
I had to find a spot shallow enough so I wouldn't disappear forever when I fell backwards into the snow. :)
I gathered a few snowballs and bagged them for the 4th of July....
My friends say I can't call them snowballs.....by the time I get them out of the freezer in July they are pretty much hard balls of ice. :)
I'm still not sure about how much snow I received. Some say 16 to 24 inches. How do they measure snow when it's coming down sideways?
Friday, March 27, 2009
The snow is coming down, the wind is blowing a steady 35mph with gusts to 50.
The drifts are getting bigger.
The roads are drifting closed.
The power is going off and on.
I DO worry about my friends and neighbors and the animals.
The next thing on my mind is the killer snow angel I'm gonna make tomorrow when the sun comes out. :)
I do not mind snow, it's the wind and drifting that cause problems.
I hauled a few extra round bales to the cows and horses.....
They were happy. :)
The young heifers are growing fast...
My windmill repair job is holding up great! I think it even works better than before...
The windmill rod...
The water is pumping steady....
All's well at the pasture. :)
1 TBS of Tender Quick (per pound of meat)
1 tsp of sugar (per pound of meat)
1 dried cayenne pepper
1 TBS black pepper corns
1 TBS juniper berries
1 clove of garlic... minced.
Rubbed the mixture into the backstrap covering all edges, and picked the meat up and gave it a shake to get rid of any excess cure.
I wrapped the slab in plastic wrap and let it cure in the fridge for 3 days.
After curing, I rinsed the cure off of the meat under the faucet....then soaked the backstrap in fresh cool water for an hour
added a few potatoes and an onion for another project. lol
When I was able to get back to it, the smoked potatoes were cold, so I sliced and fried them in some butter, baked a few cheese/herb biscuits and fried a couple of fresh eggs to go with the bacon...
It was tasty and worth waiting for. :)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The marinade was a mixture of..
2/3 c red wine vinegar
1 c oil
1/2 tsp of oregano
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper
3 cloves of garlic cut up
a couple pinches of cumin
a squeeze of lime juice
and sliced onions...I poured the marinade over the venison and let it marinade overnight..
Ken owns and operates a Pool and Spa building company in the Carolinas called PoolScape Pools and Spas.
Builds some amazing looking pools!! Beautiful!
Ken sent a nice PoolScape T-Shirt, Visor and even a Carolina Panther Koozie!! :)
I love them Ken....thank you for being so thoughtful!! :)