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    modom (palindrome guy) Guest

    Default Goings on today

    A friend of ours sprung a leak in his aorta back in the spring. Damn
    near died, he did. After seven units of blood and surgery (they went
    in through a femoral artery and up to his heart to sew him up from the
    inside!) and over three months in the hospital he was back home by the
    end of August. Moving kinda slow. Using a walker. But he's farking
    alive, and that's one hell of an accomplishment.

    I smoked him a chicken and made a Sriracha/mint mayo to go with it
    when he was able to receive company.

    Fridays a group of us usually gather at a beer joint down on the
    square for snacks, brews, camaraderie, and more brews. Dave (our
    should-be-dead-but-isn't friend) made it last Friday for a little
    while. But we were out of town, and couldn't be there to welcome him
    back to the fold. So I'm determined to be there tonight to toast him
    and his stamina.

    Dave teaches Ag Science. He can and will tell you more about hog
    reproduction than you ever wanted to know. I know this first hand.
    He's had a feral boar's head on the wall of his office for many years.
    It was only last winter that I finally learned that he'd shot the
    bastard himself out at the college farm. "I wouldn't hang a trophy on
    my wall that I didn't shoot," he told me. "I told him to leave, and he
    didn't. So I killed him." Apparently it really impressed the students
    he had with him at the time. One shot to the head. Dead pig. Not a
    squeal. Just bang-thud.

    Right now I have a grass-fed beef brisket in the smoker pit. Monday
    night I set it in a pickling brine (Ruhlman's recipe). I dumped the
    brine last night and left the meat in the fridge till today. Rubbed
    with toasted coriander and black pepper, it's slowly becoming pastrami
    under the gentle insistence of smoldering lump charcoal and pecan
    wood. Unfortunately it won't be ready by 6 when I'm due at the bar.

    I plan to bring some apricot preserves doctored with habanero chiles.
    That and some cream cheese should be good on crackers.

    In other news, I found another bee hive living in the wall of my house
    this afternoon. We had one removed from the north wall earlier in the
    summer. This one's in the west wall, but it's shaded most of the
    afternoon. Not too hot for honey bees. Obviously.

    The earlier hive produced two swarms this spring. I got a guy from the
    county extension to take care of them. He took one and gave me one.
    The swarm that the bee guy gave me left the box I had them in out at
    the community garden after a few weeks. One day they were just gone.
    No bees. None dead. None alive. The ridiculous prospect that we may
    have a case of homing bees has occurred to me.

    Gotta go tend the fire.
    --

    modom

  2. #2
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today

    On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 17:07:51 -0500, "modom (palindrome guy)"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The earlier hive produced two swarms this spring. I got a guy from the
    >county extension to take care of them. He took one and gave me one.
    >The swarm that the bee guy gave me left the box I had them in out at
    >the community garden after a few weeks. One day they were just gone.
    >No bees. None dead. None alive. The ridiculous prospect that we may
    >have a case of homing bees has occurred to me.


    Either that or they were rustled. Next time, put an itty bitty band
    around one leg before you release them. Then you'll know if you've
    got homing bees or not.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  3. #3
    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today


    sf wrote:
    >
    > On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 17:07:51 -0500, "modom (palindrome guy)"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >The earlier hive produced two swarms this spring. I got a guy from the
    > >county extension to take care of them. He took one and gave me one.
    > >The swarm that the bee guy gave me left the box I had them in out at
    > >the community garden after a few weeks. One day they were just gone.
    > >No bees. None dead. None alive. The ridiculous prospect that we may
    > >have a case of homing bees has occurred to me.

    >
    > Either that or they were rustled. Next time, put an itty bitty band
    > around one leg before you release them. Then you'll know if you've
    > got homing bees or not.
    >
    > --
    > I love cooking with wine.
    > Sometimes I even put it in the food.


    Could be that colony collapse thing... not good...

  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

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    This getting to be too Twitter-like, Modom.

    Except they would never stand for such long twaats.

    -sw

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    modom (palindrome guy) Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today

    On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:01:01 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >This getting to be too Twitter-like, Modom.
    >
    >Except they would never stand for such long twaats.
    >
    >-sw


    A long twat is unendurable, for sure. I'll work to improve what I
    share with this august community. Even if it is September. And in
    this effort I welcome any and all suggestions.

    The brisket continues its evolution towards pastrami in the smoker pit
    out back. Lightening off to the west is cause for pause, but it
    appears to be moving away from us right now. The stuff off to the east
    and headed this way (I just saw it on local radar) might be more to
    the point. If smoking meat is the point. And right now it is.

    Dave -- our friend who survived what would kill most of us -- didn't
    show at the bar tonight. My friends who did seemed to like my habanero
    and apricot jam concoction on crackers. Probably it was the cream
    cheese.

    Oh dear, I've used too many characters! and there's still the issue of
    the bees. Well, maybe that'll wait till tomorrow.
    --

    modom

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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today

    On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:40:20 -0500, "modom (palindrome guy)"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:01:01 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>This getting to be too Twitter-like, Modom.
    >>
    >>Except they would never stand for such long twaats.
    >>
    >>-sw

    >
    >A long twat is unendurable, for sure. I'll work to improve what I
    >share with this august community. Even if it is September. And in
    >this effort I welcome any and all suggestions.


    I personally, am enjoying your reports, Mike.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 21:47:33 -0600, Christine Dabney wrote:

    > On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:40:20 -0500, "modom (palindrome guy)"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:01:01 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>>This getting to be too Twitter-like, Modom.
    >>>
    >>>Except they would never stand for such long twaats.
    >>>
    >>>-sw

    >>
    >>A long twat is unendurable, for sure. I'll work to improve what I
    >>share with this august community. Even if it is September. And in
    >>this effort I welcome any and all suggestions.

    >
    > I personally, am enjoying your reports, Mike.


    I might enjoy them too if they were not in diary form and had actual
    topics. I know modom does good stuff.

    -sw

  8. #8
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today

    On Fri 11 Sep 2009 08:40:20p, modom (palindrome guy) told us...

    > On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:01:01 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>This getting to be too Twitter-like, Modom.
    >>
    >>Except they would never stand for such long twaats.
    >>
    >>-sw

    >
    > A long twat is unendurable, for sure. I'll work to improve what I
    > share with this august community. Even if it is September. And in
    > this effort I welcome any and all suggestions.
    >
    > The brisket continues its evolution towards pastrami in the smoker pit
    > out back. Lightening off to the west is cause for pause, but it
    > appears to be moving away from us right now. The stuff off to the east
    > and headed this way (I just saw it on local radar) might be more to
    > the point. If smoking meat is the point. And right now it is.
    >
    > Dave -- our friend who survived what would kill most of us -- didn't
    > show at the bar tonight. My friends who did seemed to like my habanero
    > and apricot jam concoction on crackers. Probably it was the cream
    > cheese.
    >
    > Oh dear, I've used too many characters! and there's still the issue of
    > the bees. Well, maybe that'll wait till tomorrow.


    You're listening to Sqwertz re the length of your post? I was enjoying
    the read.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ************************************************** **********************
    Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal. Jay Leno




  9. #9
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "modom (palindrome guy)" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Gotta go tend the fire.


    Fun read, thanks. :-)

    Good luck with the bees and I hope your friend continues to do well...
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

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  10. #10
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "modom (palindrome guy)" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:01:01 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >This getting to be too Twitter-like, Modom.
    > >
    > >Except they would never stand for such long twaats.
    > >
    > >-sw

    >
    > A long twat is unendurable, for sure. I'll work to improve what I
    > share with this august community. Even if it is September. And in
    > this effort I welcome any and all suggestions.
    >
    > The brisket continues its evolution towards pastrami in the smoker pit
    > out back. Lightening off to the west is cause for pause, but it
    > appears to be moving away from us right now. The stuff off to the east
    > and headed this way (I just saw it on local radar) might be more to
    > the point. If smoking meat is the point. And right now it is.
    >
    > Dave -- our friend who survived what would kill most of us -- didn't
    > show at the bar tonight. My friends who did seemed to like my habanero
    > and apricot jam concoction on crackers. Probably it was the cream
    > cheese.
    >
    > Oh dear, I've used too many characters! and there's still the issue of
    > the bees. Well, maybe that'll wait till tomorrow.


    He's not the moderator Modom.
    And he didn't have to read it. ;-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

    [email protected]
    Subscribe: [email protected]

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    Giusi Guest

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    "modom (palindrome guy)" ha scritto nel messaggio

    > It was only last winter that I finally learned that he'd shot the> bastard
    > himself out at the college farm. "I wouldn't hang a trophy on> my wall
    > that I didn't shoot," he told me. "I told him to leave, and he> didn't. So
    > I killed him." > modom


    Get him back on his feet, because I want that man. I have ten wild boar who
    come into my garden and rip it up on a regular basis. They and an antelope
    were there last night. They are vicious so I don't have the nerve to go out
    in my nightie and say, "Shoo!"



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    Giusi Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today


    "modom (palindrome guy)" ha scritto nel messaggio Sqwertz
    <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>This getting to be too Twitter-like, Modom.
    >>
    >>Except they would never stand for such long twaats.
    >>
    >>-sw

    >
    > A long twat is unendurable, for sure. I'll work to improve what I> share
    > with this august community. Even if it is September. And in> this effort
    > I welcome any and all suggestions.


    Do not pander to those ADHD mental midgets!



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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Giusi" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "modom (palindrome guy)" ha scritto nel messaggio
    >
    > > It was only last winter that I finally learned that he'd shot the> bastard
    > > himself out at the college farm. "I wouldn't hang a trophy on> my wall
    > > that I didn't shoot," he told me. "I told him to leave, and he> didn't. So
    > > I killed him." > modom

    >
    > Get him back on his feet, because I want that man. I have ten wild boar who
    > come into my garden and rip it up on a regular basis. They and an antelope
    > were there last night. They are vicious so I don't have the nerve to go out
    > in my nightie and say, "Shoo!"


    You need a shotgun babe...
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

    [email protected]
    Subscribe: [email protected]

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    Giusi Guest

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    "Omelet" ha scritto nel messaggio
    > "Giusi" <[email protected]> wrote:


    I have ten wild boar who come into my garden and rip it up on a regular
    basis. They and an antelope
    >> were there last night. They are vicious so I don't have the nerve to go
    >> out >> in my nightie and say, "Shoo!"

    >
    > You need a shotgun babe...


    Believe me a shotgun would only irritate the ones I hit and all ten would
    charge me. Cinghiali are a protected species and you need a special
    license. I have to go into the forestry department office for cinghiali and
    denounce them. They will send licensed hunters out with guns big enough to
    kill them. The antelope gets off free.



  15. #15
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today

    modom (palindrome guy) wrote:
    > A friend of ours sprung a leak in his aorta back in the spring. Damn
    > near died, he did.


    He must have been near medical care, that usually takes you out.

    I'm happy for you that he survived, and I hope he improves over
    time.

    > Dave teaches Ag Science. He can and will tell you more about hog
    > reproduction than you ever wanted to know.


    I'm sure he's extremely knowlegdable, but just about anyone knows
    more about hog reproduction than I want to know. (laugh)

    > In other news, I found another bee hive living in the wall of my house
    > this afternoon. We had one removed from the north wall earlier in the
    > summer. This one's in the west wall, but it's shaded most of the
    > afternoon. Not too hot for honey bees. Obviously.
    >
    > The earlier hive produced two swarms this spring. I got a guy from the
    > county extension to take care of them. He took one and gave me one.
    > The swarm that the bee guy gave me left the box I had them in out at
    > the community garden after a few weeks. One day they were just gone.
    > No bees. None dead. None alive. The ridiculous prospect that we may
    > have a case of homing bees has occurred to me.


    If anyone's going to find their way home, it's honeybees, no? They're
    all about finding stuff. They have that dance, there are flowers over
    at Mike's, first you go left, then you go right?

    Good luck.

    nancy

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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > On Fri 11 Sep 2009 08:40:20p, modom (palindrome guy) told us...


    >> Oh dear, I've used too many characters! and there's still the issue
    >> of the bees. Well, maybe that'll wait till tomorrow.

    >
    > You're listening to Sqwertz re the length of your post? I was
    > enjoying the read.


    Ditto. Do we get a say?

    nancy

  17. #17
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Giusi" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Omelet" ha scritto nel messaggio
    > > "Giusi" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > I have ten wild boar who come into my garden and rip it up on a regular
    > basis. They and an antelope
    > >> were there last night. They are vicious so I don't have the nerve to go
    > >> out >> in my nightie and say, "Shoo!"

    > >
    > > You need a shotgun babe...

    >
    > Believe me a shotgun would only irritate the ones I hit and all ten would
    > charge me. Cinghiali are a protected species and you need a special
    > license. I have to go into the forestry department office for cinghiali and
    > denounce them. They will send licensed hunters out with guns big enough to
    > kill them. The antelope gets off free.


    So long as the problem gets taken care of... Too bad you can't have any
    of the pork?
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

    [email protected]
    Subscribe: [email protected]

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    Giusi Guest

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    "Omelet">
    So long as the problem gets taken care of... Too bad you can't have any >
    of the pork?
    > --
    > Peace! Om


    Some times I am given some. I have some in the freezer.



  19. #19
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Goings on today

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Giusi" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Omelet">
    > So long as the problem gets taken care of... Too bad you can't have any >
    > of the pork?
    > > --
    > > Peace! Om

    >
    > Some times I am given some. I have some in the freezer.


    Ah! That's a good thing. :-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

    [email protected]
    Subscribe: [email protected]

  20. #20
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected] 5.247: in
    rec.food.cooking

    >
    > You're listening to Sqwertz re the length of your post? I was
    > enjoying the read.


    Same here. Sqwertz is inconsequential.

    Michael



    --
    “Always tell the truth - it's the easiest thing to remember”
    ~ American Playwright David Mamet

    You can find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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