Good burrrrrrrrrrrrrr clear sky frozen pasture 26º morning!
Yesterday was a beautiful day....
Turkeys down in the lower pasture...
We topped at 68º and had a lot of wind in the afternoon with leaves blowing in all directions!!
Picture of the Day.... I can't imagine how people walk looking down at their phone!!
Interesting about Arlington National Cemetery...
Arlington National Cemetery is located on Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s confiscated estate.
The statement is really true. There is an interesting and unusual story behind the most famous cemetery in the US.
After Virginia seceded from the Union in May 1861, Union troops crossed the Potomac River from the national capital and occupied the 200-acre Arlington Estate owned by the Lee family. Three years later the U.S. government seized this property. With Washington, D.C., teeming with dead soldiers and out of burial space, Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs formally proposed Arlington as the location of a new military cemetery.
On the 13th of May, 1864, the first military man was buried at the cemetery. It was William Christman, a private from Pennsylvania, who died at the age of 21. Meigs directed graves to be placed as close to Lee's mansion as possible, and in 1866 he ordered the remains of 2,111 unknown Civil War soldiers killed on battlefields near Washington, D.C., to be placed inside a vault in the Lees’ rose garden. This way he wanted to ensure the house would never be inhabitable of the Lee family again.Justice has been met in the end, but only ten years after Robert E. Lee's death in 1870. The Supreme Court held that Lee's estate was seized by the government illegally. It was ordered to return the house and the territory to the family in proper condition, which meant all the dead were to have been exhumed. Finally, everything happened another way: in 1883 Lee's son decided to sell the land to Congress, this way earning $150,000.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers is guarded 24-hours a day by soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, which is known as the Old Guard. Made from Yule marble from Colorado, the tomb contains the remains of service members from both World Wars and the conflict in Korea. The unknown remains from the Vietnam War were exhumed and later identified using DNA. The Vietnam crypt remains empty. Advancements in DNA testing may mean that all future remains will be positively identified so there likely will be no further interments in the tomb.
From Mr. Food....
Here's a pork dinner that's just as great on a weeknight as it is for a special Sunday supper. Our Brown Sugar-Glazed Pork Roast is a sheet pan dinner that features a flavorful, glazed pork loin surrounded by tasty veggies. By roasting everything together, you can bet that every bite will be really great!
- 2 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, trimmed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus extra for sprinkling
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus extra for sprinkling
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
- 8 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
To ensure that the glaze penetrates your roast, we suggest cutting a criss-cross pattern, about 1/4-inch deep on the top of the roast. The top side is the side that has a thin layer of fat on it. As the fat melts, the drippings help keep the roast super moist.
Historically this date...
1936 – Mrs Wallis Simpson files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.
1962 – Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.
1988 – Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
And births this date include...
1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1919)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Today there are 3 special days....