So are anyone else's feet cold? I haven't been warm in a week! We actually have accumulating snow forecast for Thursday! The last time we had accumulating snow was in the 1993 blizzard. We'll see if it actually happens. Sometimes these forecasters make promises they can't keep. ;-)
Oh, and the quilt is now washed. Thanks for everyone's help.
I saw this in the front yard and it made my heart joyful. Thank you Lord for a family to fill up these bikes. We were actually crazy enough to go for a bike ride on day after New Years. Yes, it was frigid.
My grandmother likes to get the kids Christmas gifts, but she isn't able to get out and shop any more. So she gives them each some money to go out and buy what they'd like to have. We decided to get Josiah a Johnny Jump Up. But since his name is Josiah and not Johnny we call it a Josiah Jump Up.
Learning to turn around and around. It works well for us in our space. I can hang it here near the living room or in the school room. Where ever the action is at the time, he can be there too.
It's that baby look that makes you wonder what he's thinking. :-)
Because in Florida EVERY season is grilling season. Here is more of the deer that John killed. I usually only endure dear meat. Even at its best it's usually only barely palatable to me. Tough and gamey isn't my idea of Good Eats. But thanks to Alton Brown I sort of put two and two together and modified his pork chop brine into a deer / venison brine. One thing I learned this night: BRINE THE DEER!!!!!
- 2/3 c kosher salt (not interchangeable with table salt. If you want to use table salt, you'll need to find a conversion)
- 1 c light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp whole peppercorn melange
- 1 tbsp ground mustard powder (not prepared yellow mustard or mustard seed)
- 2 c apple cider vinegar (heated, not boiling because boiling vinegar STINKS!)
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- 1 lb ice (I actually didn't have a whole pound, only about 12 oz)