Friday, July 17, 2009

TGIF!!

I am so glad that it's Friday. Work has been insane, and I am so ready for a couple of days off. This credit crunch has left us hurting for help because we cannot hire. That means that I am having to extra work for no extra pay. We are not allowed overtime, either. My mom wanted me to come for a visit before I go to Florida, but I have so much to do at home, not to mention gettting ready to go. I spoke with her today, and she assured me that she knows I still love her even if I don't visit when she wants. We we gonna meet half way for dinner tonight, but my dad has to work. So we agreed to wait till I get back.
My brother is staying with us. He moved back from Texas a few weeks ago, and is now job hunting. Till he can get himself settled he will stay with us for a while. He just called me a few minutes ago to tell me that Bojangles, the Dominique rooster has escaped and has gone missing. I'm not home, so there's nothing can do about it. I'll have search when I get home this evening.
I got to count the bantam babies yesterday afternoon. There was 11 of them. A short while later I found one dead in their little coop. I'm not sure if Bucky killed it or not. He's a little bit of a hyped up one. Just to be on the safe side, He got put by himself for a few weeks. He is close by, so hopefully he will get used to them.

This is China. She has finally come out into the sunshine! Well, what she could find. We had some nasty thunderstorms yesterday. But the babies were all running about. I had to pick one up. They are so incredibly tiny!! And adorable. Of course one of my bantam pullets is all white, and one of Henry's friends wanted a white one. So, I guess if I get a white hen out of the three white ones, I will have to give it to him. Unless I give him my white pullet. Then I could breed one of my white ones to the cockrel (full grown rooster by then) that I now have. Whatever. I'm digressing just now.

I have so many jalapenos! Mike makes those jalapeno things with the shrimp, cream cheese, and bacon. I love those things. But I have never made jelly. (at least not on my own...I have helped others when Iwas a kid.) So I was searching for some recipes on the internet today for jalapeno jelly. I have four recipes...one for hot jelly, one for mild jelly, one for mint jalapeno jelly, and one for raspberry jalapeno jelly. If any of you have any recipes you'd like to share, please feel free to e-mail them to me. mikenran@gmail.com .

Y'all have a most wonderful weekend. I'll blog at ya later!!

5 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

Hope you enjoy your brothers stay and that he soon finds work. Tell me about the shrimp stuff you are talking about. I love anything that contains cream cheese.

I don't have a recipe - sorry.

Chicken Boys said...

I posted the recipe on July 8 under Flora. Take a half a jalapeno (scoop out seeds) and spoon in cream cheese. cover with a raw shrimp (peeled and tail removed) and wrap with a slice of bacon. Grill on the grill or bake in the over for 15-20 minutes, or until bacon and shrimp are done!! They are so delicious!! Spicy, but good stuff.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

I am British..we don't do "hot" very well..goit a good recipie for jam though!

ga.farmwoman said...

I am surprised the Mama Banty wasn't chasing you around while you were holding her biddie!

They are so cute. That is sad you lost one, but around here we always lose a couple to snakes and other critters.

Good luck to your brother on his job hunting.
Have a safe trip to Florida.
I know your Mom will be glad for your visit, later.
Have a great day.
Pam

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

oh by the way in Britain Bitty is slang for letting a baby "nurse" its mother!!!!lol