Monday, April 01, 2013

The last month or so

 Made Julia Childs French onion soup recipe again.  Takes much of a day but is so so good.    
 A patch of woods I often drive by that reminds me of a Charles Beck painting.  
 I raced with Steve in the Frozen Fat Forty.
 Jesse Lalonde here won the whole thing on a moonlander.  Why didn't I win the whole thing? I have a moonlander.
 We did win our division.  We also got last place and middle place in our division.
Because we showed up.

 For the win we each got a Surly T-shirt of a blood puking clown.

 Spent a few weekends looking at furniture and drapes.  Another win or was it a loss?
 Did an overnight in Afton State Park with Heath.  Pulk worked great even though there was a lot of up and down hill stuff.  Trekking poles are in my future after using Heath's to help motor up the hills.  Backpack is faster but the pulk really was nice for some of the larger sized winter gear items.
 Made french bread.
 Made Yogurt.
 Replaced this Pin on my coffee roasting drum with my new rivet tool.  How did I manage before?  Pretty much any two thin materials like metal, plastic, wood? that I can drill a hole into I can now connect with a rivet.  I always thought riveting was for "other" more fixety people.  It was both a cheap tool and is super easy to use.  
 I tapped some trees to get sap to make maple syrup.  I still don't have any sap after a week and a half and am feeling like I am the sap for thinking I could get maple syrup from a tree.  Hopefully it is just too cold still in the forest where my trees are located and it will start to flow soon.

 Made some chitterlings   This time in the pressure cooker.  Only one batch of water and 45 minutes later they were done.  Browned them up with some butter and olive oil.
Interestingly image search Chittelings on Google and I think my chitlin pics from a blog post years ago are some of the first pics.  

1 comment:

Heath said...

Not bad for a month.