Tuesday, December 30, 2008

High water or Hi water

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Live footage of high water...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

sourdough starter


OK we're not having a white Christmas but look at my sourdough starter. I fed it about 5 hours ago and its really bubbling away. And it smells like old gym socks! I can't wait to make bread from this.....

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas


This is a photo from last year, in Feburary. I'm jealous because so many people are having a white Christmas this year and its just raining here, so we'll have a wet Christmas. Merry Christmas anyway, and have fun in the snow.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The cat finally speaks

She's a cat of very few words. Full of meows but short on words. We've had some nasty cold weather lately and we let our outside cat, named "Cat" in the house for the first time. She liked it so well she parked on my chair and has not moved in two days. I have to eat in my bedroom as she won't get out of my chair. Anyway, she's the cats meow.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sheba goes to see Bill

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When I go see my friend Bill Sheba gets all excited. He keeps alot of food out for his dog, cat and Sheba thinks its a buffet.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sheba and the deer.....again

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The deer is trained, when I open the gate it goes right thru it and is not frightened.

Gas Price

So what is the price of gas where your at?

At Coquille its 1.79. At Florence (50 miles north) the cheapest was 1.49.

I'll try and post another sheba and deer movie.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mr. Wilson Jr.

This is Mr. Wilson Jr. . He's a nice rooster. He fights with his Dad but so far his Dad beats the snot out of him. He's crowing in the picture.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The meaning of Thanksgiving

The story of Thanksgiving
Long ago, people called Pilgrims left their home in England and came across the ocean to America in a boat called the Mayflower. They built their own houses, planted seeds they had brought with them, and made friends with the Indians, who were already living in America. The Indians taught them how to plant corn and hunt and fish for animals that they could eat. In the fall, when the corn was ready, the Pilgrims picked it. The Indian friends they made wanted some corn and the Pilgrims would not give them any. Jealousy grew and the Indians stole some corn and the Pilgrims killed many Indians. Many many moons later the Indians built casinos for the Pilgrims to lose all there money in and thou they did not have corn the Indians gained much green from the Pilgrim. That is the story of Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The best part of crabbing for Sheba

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This is Sheba's favorite part of crabbing, throwing the bait to the gulls at the end of the day. Another nice day at Bandon.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bandon Thanksgiving

Went crabbing at Bandon today. Everyone seemed to be in a Thanksgiving mood there, oh yea, we got 2 limits of crabs.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sheba mushrooming

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Earlier this fall Sheba and I went mushrooming up in the hills. It was alot prettier than came thru in the movie.

Sheba and the deer

video Here is a deer that Sheba wanted to chase. But it would'nt run so Sheba didn't chase it.

Why my floors are dirty


Dad took his shoes off this time. Sometimes he wonders how I know he walked in the house with muddy shoes.
One time the floor was sticky so I asked him if he spilled something and he said he did but he cleaned it all up. Go figure.....

Monday, October 6, 2008

First Fish

Its not a big fish but its a fish.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

View of Coos Bay from Blue Ridge



Sheba and I went mushroom picking today at blue ridge. This is a photo coming down.

Oil shortage

Oil was short even then.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

children of the corn


This is an older photo. The corn this year was bad. I'm not taking any pictures so dug this one up.

weird vegetables


Yes more strange vegetables as promised. This could be a zuccini phone.
Got 36 more crabs.
Been working on everything including the kitchen sink.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tomatoes and Dans Birthday


We picked tomatoes the other day. I've already canned two batches and it looks like I'll be canning more.
We celebrated Dans birthday today by going to the seven feathers casino. Oh darn! We forgot to take Dan. Well he should be getting used to that by now. Hope you had a great birthday today Dan, hope you didn't spend it sitting on the porch.
We stopped at a produce stand on the way home, got some corn for 10 for $1.00. And some cantalope for 3 for $1.00.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Dans Birthday

Lets all chime in for a Happy Birthday greeting for Dan.

I'll start. Happy Birthday Dan!! Uncle Roy

Happy Birthday


This is my nephew Dan. Tomorrow is his birthday. He is old.
Anyway Happy Birthday Dan!!
He looks pretty much the same as the photo, but he is taller now.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ahhhhh!


This goat has driven me crazy. If I check into a insane asylum now and with months and months of treatment I may be able to live a normal life. Or I could just get rid of the goat. Nah she's to cute. Just give me my teddy bear and leave me alone.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Recipe blog done, whew!

Thanks goodness that the previous blogs are thru, it was exhausting.
I promise to post about more interesting stuff now, like bees and bats and haunted trees.
You've seen this before but I made a few changes. I like it. The neighbors drive by this every day but never comment about how cool it is. In fact we used to chat but now they roll up there window and zoom by. I wave but they look the over way. I should give all the trees here a face, it would be the friendlest forrest anywhere.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Done


I baked at 425 for 20 minutes. You can brush with an egg wash for a pretty loaf. This is an italian loaf.

Loaves done proofing


Here is the bread after 1 hour and 50 minutes. The book says to let it rise for 2 to 3 hours. I preheated the oven to 425 and in she goes.

Loaves

Make the dough into 2 loaves. I put some flour down as it was real sticky. Now let it rise again.
This is the rest of the stuff mixed in with the biga. Its pretty wet. Now let rise for about an hour.

Here's the Biga

Here's what the biga looks like in the morning. Now I'll add the rest of the mix.

Do Not Attempt

This is my blog, it is only a blog, do not attempt to adjust your computer, it will return to normal when you leave. Please do not wave your hands about and keep small children with there parents. I am not responsible for anyone reading this blog, read at your own risk. Thank you for your support.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The biga, top part of the recipe

Top part of the recipe, I mix it and leave in the same bowl, in the morning I'll add the rest and continue the blog. Follow along for some good bread.

OK don't lose this



Here is the beginning......

Bat House

A few months ago we had bats living on the porch. squeezed in between a couple of 2 by 4s. I kicked them out one night and felt so guilty about being the Bat Terminator that I built this bat house. They were leaving bat droppings everywhere.
Anyway, I built this cool bat house from directions on the internet. People really care about bats, I thought I was weird, well I am but so are other bat people.
I went out tonight and bats are living in my bat house. I'm so happy. I didn't build it exactly like the ones on the internet, I figure the bats don't have little bat rulers, and bat specs. I hope they stay here all year long.

Snappy tomatoes

Rain and cooler weather is coming so we picked some tomatoes to let them finish ripening indoors. Lots of tomatoes.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Giant Carrots


I was making a soup today. I asked Dad to go get 1 large or 2 med or 4 small carrots. He said, huh so I repeated what I just said only LOUDER. He comes in with theses carrots and says he could'nt find any small one's so picked all big one's. I said "huh"?

Friday, September 5, 2008

One cool Llama


Blacky loves the hot weather we're having. He's not shy about letting it all hang out.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

What can I say


I just take the pictures, I can't explain why things happen like they do.

When I sleep at night I don't count sheep, I count goats with there heads stuck in the fence. Let me try it now FOUR............

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Got your Goat 3



This goat is starting to get on my nerves. She's enjoying this and enjoying this to much. I think she is smiling. This is beyond a bad habit, its an obession!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Got your Goat 2


If the movies can have 2-3-4 etc so can my blog. Same goat same fence only farther down. Learning is not one of this goats stronger points.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Got your Goat


I noticed the goat eating the neighbors tree last nite and this morning. Boy they like that tree, I thought. Come to find out she got her head stuck in the fence. The poor thing was there all night.
More live storys from the farm to follow as they happen.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

little green men

The neighbor lady gave me some strange plants. This is the result of one of them. Since then she has moved away. I think I seen a spacecraft leave when she left. I think I seen little green men get on. Or is this a vege. Pictures don't lie, I think its from Mars.

As promised, ugly vegetables


Yep, thats supposed to be a carrot. I'm no expert but the ones in the store look different. Stand by for more ugly veges.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bok Choy


It seems that every year we try a new vegetable. This year it is Bok Choy, and you know its really good. We've tried Kale, Swiss Chard, Rutabaga's, even sasify. Hey I just grow them I can't spell them. I'll have to post some photos of the really ugly veges we grow, some are down right scarey.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Papa Llama


This is the Daddy Llama to the new baby. My goodness what a Llama! We were thinking of breeding him to our own Firecracker but if Blacky seen this monster who knows what would happen. This thing looks like it could run the Belmont and win.

Baby Llama


This is one of the Llamas that we had awhile back. We gave her and her mom to some friends. This is her new baby, cute huh.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Somebody likes me


For all you people that aren't reading this, at least somebody likes me.
My nephew Dan, girlfriend Crystal and son came to visit. We hadn't had company for so long it was strange that someone wanted to see us. And no one but Dan reads my blogs so I have to wait for them to get home to see if they read this blog. Look, Crystal is even smiling as if she's enjoying the visit. (more than I can say for the other two)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Have another crabby day!


Another crabby day here. 3 pulls and we got 33 crabs. Some are very big.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bouncy Bouncy

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This is Faith. She's my sister Marys stepsons daughter. Mary is taking care of her for awhile.

Friday, August 8, 2008

New hair do


Hey, I don't make fun of peoples new hair do's, but the two headed dog, get outa here, and what about the third leg in the middle?

The fly

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Some days are slower than others around here. Here is Sheba.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

"It"

The dog was barking last night. I let her out, she ran to the river and barked more. Coon, I figured. Then she ran back to the house and right in front started sniffing as if something was just there. Skunk, I thought. She ran back to the river, barking, and something from the dark came at me, I could'nt make it out but it was dark, not the dog, and moving toward me. It got bigger as it got closer. It stopped just short of me and, "Meow". It was the darn cat. About scared me to death.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Have a Crabby day!


We went crabbing at Bandon last week. In less than 3 pulls we got 24 crabs.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Hungary Llamas want food


I'm shucking pea's here and the Llamas are begging. They really like pea's.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

nobody listens to me

I asked brownie to not eat the apple tree, does he listen, no.
I ask the goats to not escape, do they listen, no.
I ask dad to__________ ___________, does he listen, no.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Folks, this one is scary, be careful!

The goat on the left can' quite figure this out.

Big Tree

Here is some turkeys we seen on the way



The shebers and I are off on a trip to big tree, a site with a big tree.





The shebers was in a hurry to get to big tree.









Here it is, big tree



More big tree's


Foxglove























Whoa "Kemo Sabe" you messem up blog by posting more than one photo at a time!
































Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ripe Tomato

The post is titled ripe tomato, not pretty tomato.