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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peanuts ~ Wasps ~ Peach Pie Day


Good (warm!) 57ยบ 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....
1891Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
1909 – Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
1932Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
1992 – Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida as a Category 5 Hurricane.

And births this date include....
1901Preston Foster, American actor (d. 1970)

1902 – Carlo Gambino, Sicilian-born American mafioso (d. 1976)


1955Mike Huckabee, American politician, Governor/Presidential candidate
YEAH Mike!!!!

1958Steve Guttenberg, American actor

1960 – Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player

1965Marlee Matlin, American actress


All I know. Happy Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
August 24th
National Peach Pie Day