Good 62º scattered clouds morning.
Possible thunder storms were predicted for yesterday. The clouds moved in early....
The clouds stayed most of the day and we did get 5 minutes of super light rain. The winds came up and the clouds started moving out and then it warmed. We topped by 5pm at 105º.
Picture of the Day .... oh my!
Interesting about this breed of sheep.....
The Romney, formerly called the Romney Marsh sheep but generally referred to by the local farmers as the Kent, is a breed of sheep originating in England. The Romney is a "long-wool" breed recognized in England by 1800. Exported to other continents, the Romney is an economically important sheep breed, especially to the sheep-meat and wool export trades of New Zealand.
The breed evolved from medieval long wool types of which the Romney and Leicester breeds are early examples. The sheep recognized by 1800 as "Romney Marsh" or "Kent" were improved in body type and fleece quality through crossings with Bakewell's English Leicester.
The Romney is in general an open-faced breed with long wool that grows over the legs in full. Romney breed standards are not identical across all countries, but have much in common. Almost every detailed description of the Romney cites relative resistance to foot rot, an attribute rarely mentioned in descriptions of other breeds.The sheer number of Romney ewes and lambs in New Zealand make the breed not only the biggest input by tonnage to overseas and domestic wool trade, but also the major part of the country's export frozen lamb trade, as purebreds and first-generation crosses. New Zealand is the world's largest exporter of frozen and chilled lamb. In 2008, NZ sheep-meat exports (mostly of lamb) brought in more than half of the country's $4.5 billion meat export revenues.
If you want to read more about this breed of sheep, go here:
From Mr. Food
We think of this casserole as comfort food at its best; it has hearty, hearty, hearty written all over it! Make it ahead for hectic weeknights. Then just toss a bag of salad greens with your favorite dressing, and supper's on the table!
- 12 ounces wide egg noodles
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (8-ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
- 12 ounces container small-curd cottage cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups (8-ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
***If you want to add more spicy heat, use a little more chili powder or use a blend of shredded Mexican cheeses or Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers instead of Cheddar cheese.
Historically this date.......
1907 – Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, Washington, opened.
...............I loved going here!!!
1969 – Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing 256 and causing $1.42 billion in damage.
1998 – Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about the relationship.
2008 – American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.
And births this date include...
...Interesting, Fess Parker who played Davy on TV was born the date before, on 8-16!
1929 – Francis Gary Powers, American pilot (d. 1977)
...born in El Monte!
1960 – Sean Penn, American actor and director
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
My Bruiser isn't a black cat, he's a Tuxedo Cat. Black and white, like a radio car! LOL. When I worked at ELA Station, whenever a black and white animal came into the parking lot, the deputies would call them Radio Car! When I got Bruiser I thought that back east they call their radio cars "cruisers"... hmmmmm... cruiser.....bruiser!