How Much Milk Is In There?

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M2Actually, quite a lot.  More than half a gallon.

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Late Summer Harvest

HarvestIt’s all about cherry tomatoes and hot peppers these days.  It sure makes for a gorgeous display.

Not Ours

Farm4 Farm3 Farm2 Farm1We do an annual farm/garden/winery tour with friends every August.  This weekend’s farm tour included piggies, cattle, turkeys and ducks.  I officially want ducks.

Ghost Peppers

GhostWe’ve got them growing on the deck and in the garden.  When it gets cold out we’ll move them into the greenhouse, which should give us a jump on next year’s crop.

The Good News

Applesis that we finally got apples from the trees we planted in 2005.  The bad news is these are all the deer left us.  I think we need to be spraying them with some nasty chemicals or something and fortressing the trees if we want edible fruit.  In related news, we have pears about 30 feet off the ground that the deer couldn’t reach.  Luckily, we have a ladder.

Fried Chicken

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Chicken2 Chicken3 Chicken4I have a new method of preparing fried chicken.   I cut the chicken the morning I plan to serve it.  It gets sprinkled with paprika and put in the refrigerator uncovered for the day.  Right before frying, it gets a buttermilk bath then is shaken with a mixture of flour, salt, pepper, dill, garlic and cayenne.  Give it a try, I promise you’ll like it!

So Proud!

BrianA James Beard award winning food writer wrote that the roast lamb that Brian prepared on Saturday was the best he has ever had.  Way to rock it in a pasture full of amazing chefs, Brian!

http://www.vice.com/read/lambstock-leaves-me-weak

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