Heavenly Chicken

Today was one of those days. Another pipe burst last night so we were once again without water.  I checked the forecast before heading to bed last night and knew the weather wasn’t supposed to be great, but when I read “snow flurries” I don’t picture over an inch of accumulation which is what we got. The snow did a wonderful job of covering all the ice. My fall-free streak ended this morning (of course Ryan and Steve were both witnesses) with a nice bruise to my tailbone and ego. The I got shocked. Twice. By a gate which shouldn’t even be hot. The grounding rods were installed properly. Normally it’s not a problem, but if you grab it just right on a rainy day, you get zapped. It isn’t easy to do and in my ten months here, I’d only ever done it once. Today, I managed this perfect grip twice in one day. Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts

I did not grow up eating Brussels sprouts. My mother never cooked them. I have vague memories of them being a threat of sorts. Like if I did something wrong I’d have to eat Brussels sprouts. Which is silly because my mom would have had to cook them before she could force me to eat them and that wasn’t going to happen. Like I said, the memory is vague. I probably picked it up from a book somewhere. Continue reading

Cornbread & Chili

Dinner tonight was chili made with Wyebrook ground beef and bacon. It is my favorite product. The bacon and cured and hot smoked right on the farm. After the guys slice it, any scraps and ends are ground in with the beef so you get bacon-y goodness with every bite. Any recipe that calls for ground beef is vastly improved by substituting ground beef and bacon. You really can’t go wrong. Continue reading