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Monday, July 22, 2019

 Temperatures ~ Bucks ~ Picture of the Day ~ Aye-aye Lemur ~ Chinese Take Out Sweet & Sour Pork ~ Jon Harting ~ Linda Kuehl ~ Jen's Birthday Celebration ~ National Hammock Day


 
Good 59º clear sunny morning. 
 
Yesterday we topped at 100º. 
 
When I got up this morning there were some bucks in my backyard. Ran and got my camera, but then they were in the pasture... 4 bucks and a young calf.......
 


 
Picture of the Day ... oops!
 
 
 
 
Interesting about this Lemur....
 

The aye-aye, a long-fingered lemur, lives primarily on the east coast of Madagascar. Its natural habitat is rainforest or deciduous forest, but many live in cultivated areas due to deforestation. Rainforest aye-ayes, the most common, dwell in canopy areas, and are usually sighted above 2,200 feet altitude. They sleep during the day in nests built in the forks of trees.
The aye-aye, a strepsirrhine primate native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth that perpetually grow and a special thin middle finger. ( Strepsirrhini or Strepsirhini (  STREP-sə-RY-nee) is a suborder of primates that includes the lemuriform primates, which consist of the lemurs of Madagascargalagos("bushbabies") and pottos from Africa, and the lorises from India and southeast Asia. Collectively they are referred to as strepsirrhines.) 
It is the world's largest nocturnal primate, and is characterized by its unusual method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood using its forward slanting incisors to create a small hole in which it inserts its narrow middle finger to pull the grubs out. This foraging method is called percussive foraging, and takes up 5–41% of foraging time. The only other animal species known to find food in this way is the striped possum. From an ecological point of view the aye-aye fills the niche of a woodpecker, as it is capable of penetrating wood to extract the invertebrates within.
The aye-aye is the only extant member of the genus Daubentonia and family Daubentoniidae. It is currently classified as Endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature); and a second species, Daubentonia robusta, appears to have become extinct at some point within the last 1000 years.

 
 
From Mr. Food..... Chinese Take Out... Sweet and Sour Pork
 
 
We found that if we coat our raw pork with cornstarch instead of flour, it makes for a crispier coating. That's just another one of those little tips that restaurant chefs don't usually share!
 
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 to 2-1/2 pounds boneless sirloin pork loin roast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 cup sweet-and-sour sauce

 

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
     
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine cornstarch, salt, and ground red pepper; mix well. Add pork and toss to coat.
     
  3. Add pork to skillet and saute 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown and no pink remains.
     
  4. Add bell peppers, pineapple chunks, and sweet-and-sour sauce; cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until peppers are crisp-tender and sauce is hot. Serve immediately.
 
 
Two special birthdays today... Jon Harting, Wilsonite, is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JON!!
This is Jon with Linda when they came up from California to buy Jerry's John Deere.
 
 
Also celebrating is Linda Kuehl, daughter-in-law of friends Patty & Cliff Kuehl... HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!!
 
 
 
Historically this date...........
1933 – Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.

1934 – Outside Chicago's Biograph Theater, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.

1991 – Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment.

2011 – Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.

 

And births this date include...
1890 – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, American Kennedy family matriarch (d. 1995)
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1908 – Amy Vanderbilt, American etiquette authority (d. 1974)
.... Etiquette? No such thing anymore!!!!!!!! Kids and adults alike are rude, crude, and unrefined! Not manner one!
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1923 – Bob Dole, American politician, 1996 Republican Presidential candidate
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1943 – Bobby Sherman, American singer and actor
....and was an LAPD reserve officer
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1947 – Albert Brooks, American comedian
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1955 – Willem Dafoe, American actor
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Yesterday, early evening,  I met up with Brian, Jen, Tucker, Sami, and Jean at Si Casa Flores, one of Jen's fav Mexican restaurants, in Grants Pass, to celebrate, finally, Jen's 7-11 birthday.




 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 

On July 22nd, relax in the shade and enjoy National Hammock Day. These portable, comfortable slings create excellent napping spaces no matter where you are!
A hammock, used for swinging, sleeping or resting, is a sling made of fabric, rope or netting. When suspended between two points, a hammock forms a sling used for swinging, sleeping or resting. They are made from fabric, rope or netting. Usually, a hammock suspends between two points such as trees or posts. 
Though the hammock dates back thousands of years to Central America where it protected people from creatures and dirt, the netted bed didn’t find Europe until explorers brought it back in the 17th century. Not long after, the hammock found its way onto naval ships, providing comfort and maximizing space.
After swaying across the oceans, the hammock eventually became a more leisurely item. Made from a variety of fabrics, it suspended between trees in backyards and at lake cabins. Easily packed into a backpack, hammocks became essential elements of survival. Hikers, campers and mountain climbers added the light and compact sleep sling to their kits.
If the leisure of hammocks seems ho-hum to you, don’t go. Extreme hammocking puts the adventure into your rest and relaxation. Thrill-seekers sleep in hammocks hundreds of feet above a canyon floor.
Whether you use a hammock to take a nap or as a convenient tool in your camping kit, July 22nd second recognizes one innovative way to catch some sleep. 
HOW TO OBSERVE
Hang up your hammock and take a nap.