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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sea Otter ~ Taco Seasoning & Dry Onion Soup ~ Geese ~ Garlic Noodle Soup ~ Frog Jumping


Good 44º clear morning. Hit 82º yesterday. Will be hotter today. Stayed with a slight cloud cover yesterday. I had the heat on until noon. My house really stays cool. Then opened up the doors. Nice.



A long time ago, 1975, Jerry and the children and I went camping up the coast of Ca. We found a trailer park in, and I'm thinking it was Goleta. We were out on the beach and in a little bay off to the side a sea otter was sitting in the water watching us. I had some bread and sat down and held it out to him. He came over and gently took the bread. I think I fed him a couple more pieces...as Jerry took this picture. "Nobody can hand feed a wild sea otter" said the Forestry guy. Ha! I have proof. Even the local Deputy we talked to didn't believe it. But, couldn't show them proof as the old camera had film that had to be developed......    


Want to make something good.... and easy??

These are things you make yourself and know what's in them!
Make your own Onion Soup Mix:
2/3 cup dried minced onion
3 t. parsley flakes
2 t. onion powder
2 t. turmeric
1 t. celery salt
1 t. sea salt
1 t. sugar
1/2 t. ground pepper
Mix all ingredients in a jar, then give the jar a good shake. I also recommend shaking the jar to mix the ingredients well before each use. Use 4 T. in a recipe in place of 1 packet of onion soup mix. Store in cool dry place.

Make your own Taco Seasoning:
1/2 cup chili powder
1/4 cup onion powder
1/8 cup ground cumin
1 T. garlic powder
1 T. paprika
1 T. sea salt
Put ingredients in jar and shake. Sprinkle on ground beef while cooking (or ground chicken, turkey, or pork)

 
Historically this date....

1913 – Igor Sikorsky becomes the first man to pilot a four-engine aircraft.
1994 – Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.
I sure miss Johnny! Can't stand that white sock wearin' dork Letterman!
Three special people passed away on this date... Patty's brother Hal, Sandy's mom Lee, and Mike's dad Tom. All are so missed.

And births this date include...
1588 – Ole Worm, Danish physician (d. 1654)
  He had 3 sons, one was 'Inch', 'Tape', and one was 'Wiggle'.
1904 – Louis Duffus, South African cricketer (d. 1984)
   He had 1 son, 'Big'.
1922 – Beatrice Arthur, American actress (d. 2009)
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1939 – Harvey Keitel, American actor
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1941 – Ritchie Valens, American singer (d. 1959)
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1950 – Stevie Wonder, American singer and musician
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The geese are funny. They like to sit out on one of the well pump houses in  the pasture....







Dinner last night was easy peasey..... I heated the Trader Joe's Thai Garlic Soup, put it over a dish of cut up tomatoes and baby spinach. Very tasty! Very low in calories too!




My brush-hog guy, Rick Hart, is coming over today to brush-hog the pastures. I will finish up my paperwork on my desk and get it filed. Then to the barn to get out the motorcycle trailer and see if Dave will come over and hook it up and take my riding lawnmower down to the shop and see why it's running so poorly and also sharpen the blades.

Bout all I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 13th

 






 
Frog Jumping Day is a great day to jump like a frog. Or, is today intended to jump "over" a frog? Either way, today is a fun day. But, is this truely the reason for this day?  Read on.........
The roots of Frog Jumping Day go back to Mark Twain's first short story. It was first published in 1865 as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog". Later, he published it as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". It is also known under a third title "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".
While we have discovered many links and references to Frog Jumping Day evolving from this Mark Twain short story, we have yet to discover the reason for this particular date. May 13th is neither the date of Mark Twain's birth , nor his death.
How is the best way to celebrate Frog Jumping Day?
  • Read Mark Twains story "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog"
  • Also, we don't think Mark Twain would mind if you jumped like a frog or jumped a frog today.