Good (warm!) 57º morning. Today there is a potential for thunderstorms, lightening, and fires. We also may get some rain. Well, "they" said so on the morning news. But it looks like more possibilities in No. Ca.
And I thought this was interesting... a picture from a cam in Las Vegas...
Nancy asked me about the peanut tasting. I smoked one batch for 60 min, another for 90 minutes, and the third for 2 hours. I like the 90 minute batch the best. Will let my friends try them on Thursday and let you know. Also I smoked them with mesquite, so yesterday I smoked some with apple wood. I like these too, but can't tell much difference between the apple and the mesquite.
I was having a bad time with whatever had bitten me on my arms and foot. Not like mosquitos. Actually the only thing that was working was taping the pennies to the spots. Then I went into town and bought some "Calagel". It works on itch and pain, poison oak/ivy, insect bites, sunburns... and is a first aid antiseptic, topical analgesic. Wow, works GREAT.
Then I was out trimming the grapevines and getting them off the gate.
After some trimming I had trouble getting the gate open as it seems the post may have sunk deeper and the latch was a beeotch to get open.
Once open the wasps who were inside came out and one stung me! On the right hand ring finger. OUCH. YIKES.... RUN!!!!!
So........ I put some Calagel on it and pain stopped!
Then I went back out and sprayed the little buggers with wasp spray. They were not happy. Once they were driven away I had to tie the gate closed so Maggs wouldn't run out chasing Mr. Coyote or that feral cat who frequents the pasture....
I guess I'll look for a bungie cord instead of 'string'
until I can have someone take a look at the latch.
Historically this date....
1932 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
1989 – Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
2006 – The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is now considered a Dwarf Planet.
And births this date include....
1902 – Carlo Gambino, Sicilian-born American mafioso (d. 1976)
1960 – Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player
All I know. Happy Wednesday. Ciao.
National Peach Pie Day