Friday, February 12, 2016

Critter Trouble

I received a call this morning from a friend with hens. There used to be four now there are three and I had a trap set on the property in an attempt to capture the culprit. Keep in mind these creatures are not villains they are surviving just the same as we are. The call was informing me that the trap had done its job so I headed over and this is what I found!


A healthy Opossum giving me the "I am your worst nightmare treatment." I have always been fond of Opossums and have found them to be all bluster and bluff. They are very slow movers and if really pressed they will just flop over and play dead. The larger ones do smell revolting and if you catch one they will often begin slowing pooping all over the place to make themselves even more undesirable.


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Smoked Meatloaf

The meatloaf was a bit dry but not bad. Nice complex flavor from the smoke and cook very well.

Smoked Meat Loaf

Smoked Meat Loaf

Smoked Meat Loaf

Remember whenever cutting wood of any kind with any implement do not become complacent. This little slip could have cost me several hundred dollars if the blade had been traveling in any other direction except perpendicular to my leg.

Smoked Meat Loaf

Smoked Meat Loaf

Thanking God this was not laid wide open.

1Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
2For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:1-5

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Squirrels First Day Out

Mamma Squirrel Babies first climb.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Grumpy Little Owl

Grumpy Bird

Can you blame him/her.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Smoked Ribeye

Smoked Ribeye Steak Dinner

Last Saturday I smoked a Ribeye.

It was very good!