Poppy

Poppy

My brother-in-law, Raymond, was doing his family farm chores, picking up hay when he came upon a starving kitten in a barn who had been abandoned.  We didn’t think she would make it but after weeks of bottle feeding-mostly by my wife, Alicia, she is now our newest family member.  After bottle feeding lambs, feeding a kitten is easy.

I have taken time during the apocalypse to do some things that I have wanted to do for a long time.  One of which is to can (jar) some vegetables.  My list is very long, but I started with Giardiniera, pronounced “jar-din-air-ah” which is a fun mixture often used on muffuletta sandwiches in New Orleans and as a garnish or as a part of an antipasto.

Who says you can’t have a little fun during a pandemic.

Feeding

Feeding

Giardiniera, pronounced “jar-din-air-ah”

Giardiniera, pronounced “jar-din-air-ah”

Morel Mushrooms

Morel Mushrooms

I found some Morel mushrooms on my property which quickly became part of a delicious omelet.

Georgia Tech Entry to Tin Foil Sailboat Contest

Georgia Tech Entry to Tin-Foil Sailboat Contest

My daughter and her friends from Georgia Tech have been very helpful around the house fixing electronic components, cooking and teaching us new dishes, and general running of our micro farm.  They even had time to make a tin-foil sailboat.

Lazy Sheep

Lazy Sheep

Sheep Going to Eat

Sheep Going to Eat

The Sheep Dogs

The Sheep Dogs

Chloe Harassing the Birds

Chloe Harassing the Birds

My Victory Garden

My Victory Garden