Sunday, July 25, 2010

Insanity in Families - a discussion

5/26/2016 -------I now have an update....more has come in, as it always does with this woman. I will direct those interested to see my new post on it with all the lovely details. It has been bad for years but got much worse with the more daily usage of facebook. Lori also now has been seriously harassing my daughter. So. I will now start sharing everything she has been doing. Like I said, this has been ongoing for years and she just will not stop. So, I am sharing it all. Here is the new post::

I wanted to put this up so that when I start responding to it folks will have time to digest what this is.

It's a comment from my other art blog as it pertains to this farm blog (I had linked one of these articles to the art blog for more viewing) My husband's sister Lori Wasankari Allen left this lovely little ditty. It has now sparked me to discuss and refute and all that jazz a wide variety of topics which I will be sharing in the days to come. As it is right now, I do have an awful lot to do in taking care of our little micro farm. But in the meantime....

Enjoy the rantings and lunatic ravings. There is a lot that needs to be said and I'm tired of this woman harassing me. So...more to come in the days to come.

Blogger Lorirae said...
Great Work ! I applaud you & Joel for not living off the Govt. Especially since the good ole' Govt. must take care of Joel's son, Adam, insane as he is ! So sad. At least Joel does not mind, in fact, probably Enjoys :) ! killing fuzzy bunnies and eating them. I would suggest you and he look into killing & eating Rats ! They are at least not so cute as a bunny ! But, what the hell, who cares about Cute, just keep Govt. OUT of Our Lives ! As long as Joel does not have to Care about his own Son with his own Money, God Forbid !! Family, moral, ethical responsibility ? Hell No ! Not for Joel.

Oh, try researching some recipes, perhaps Shepherd's pie ! I heard you are good at producing puppies ! They are probably pretty good cooked with some potatoes and carrots. But, PLEASE Chris, DO NOT over cook the Damn Food, When it all get too mushy we can't tell the animal from the Veggie ! And then What ? Accuse me of being a damn Liberal Vegetarian, Damn Straight ! Keep my Meat separate from my Vegetables, and my Wife's pussy from my Dick, 'cause we are all SO Damn American! Smile, as you hear the Rabbit Scream, Look Into ITS eyes, and Thank HIM for your LIFE. Go to Hell Very Soon and Stop your Suffering and Waste upon This Earth of MINE !!

My Taxes support Your Sorry Asses, and I am sick of it and YOU!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Yep, a chef was willing to give slugs a go!

My last post about slugs was obviously tongue in cheek :-) You'd think the person who posted the nasty comment would get it. But she has an agenda of hate and bitterness so she missed it. I mean really...whew. But I DID find something rather interesting by chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in England:

Gill's slug satay recipe

It is well worth the watch and funny to boot.

Lori, hope you enjoy the video!

There is more to come!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Slugs - At least they are edible

After they get done with my lettuce that is. When considering eating slugs, let them take over your lettuce patch first. Cleans them out great and a nice purge is needed first. I had to go and research this first because I am at my wits end with these guys!!

These critters are so frustrating I could scream! We don't have regular slugs here in Washington States temperate rain forest (Twilight Land for those who don't know about the rain forests out here) Anyway, the slugs we have can get up to 10" long. No kidding. Most are around 5-8" long, but whose counting when you have hundreds of thousands of the bastards.

I have been trying my darnedest to stay natural and organic with this one. Eggshells...need much more grinding up. Large pieces they cruise right over (they are quite large themselves, after all). So I used my blender. That doesn't work real well. It all stays down in the well and it's a fussing match to get it all out. So I will use my food processor next. I do have a reasonable sized flock of chickens and get close to a dozen eggs a day. So will revisit that...with the food processor.

Speaking of chickens, I read in Mother Earth News that a few folks use their chickens and ducks for slug control patrol. My chickens won't even go near the big beasts. The little jelly bean sized slugs they will occasionally eat, but then they are reminded of the glue goo stuck on beak so will not try that again soon. The big ones?? No way. I know this from experience. I was so pleased with myself a couple of years ago. FREE protein for the birds and slug problem down to a dull roar! How perfect a solution.

Right. I gathered a full and heaping dinner sized plate full from my front herb garden area one evening (I'm not kidding) I got these creeps in just about 15 minutes or so. I sang and danced my way out to the chickens with their delicious gourmet meal. They all ran over to check it out...and then turned around and left. Seriously. I then took one off the plate and put it in front of a girl. She dignified that act with a decidedly nasty look and turned around and left. Slowly and with indifference. Ok, so then I chopped one of these huge slugs in front of more chickens. They checked it out, decided it wasn't worth the gluey beak and just left it there. To be wasted. I was stunned. They are spoiled and much prefer the delicacy of worms I guess.

Ducks might do the trick because I know they adore slugs...but how to protect the little plants until they are large enough to withstand being stomped by the big birds? I'm in a quandary.

Until I get ducks (maybe never) I guess I can go back out and gather them up and fry them up for my dogs. It's worth the experiment right? And they ARE full of protein...most dogs don't put their noses up to that quite like the chickens did.

I'm sure my husband will NOT go for us trying it out any time soon. He's really an open minded kind of guy. With limits that is, and believe me, he makes them up as we go. I made the suggestion and it sort of fell flatter than a fleet of lead balloons. :-)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

History at Sekiu

I love learning everything I can about the area in which I live. When I come across a site that shares information and pictures so readily I will eagerly share them. Thank you Craig Magnuson! -- Click to see some amazing pictures of the area back in the 30's and 40's

And click here to see what it looks like today:

This IS my favorite place out here. I feel fortunate to live here. :-)