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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Weather ~ Turkeys ~ Picture of the Day ~ Sperm Whales Sound ~ Hillbilly Baked Beans ~ National Johnny Appleseed Day

 




 
Good 56º dark cloudy morning. We apparently got some rain last night, the ground is wet. 
 
 
Yesterday we started out a pretty day with a few clouds....
 

 
 
And a few turkeys.....






And Dude was enjoying the sun..... while it lasted... then the clouds moved in and got dark..... we topped at 70º about 1pm and then the temps went down.
 

 



 
 
Picture of the Day .... some people have no business driving!!
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Interesting about sperm whales.....
 

 

Sperm whales are so loud that their clicks are capable of killing a human within their vicinity, says one science and adventure journalist.

 

James Nestor, an avid ocean-goer and author, claimed in a recent presentation that a fellow diver was swimming alongside a pod of sperm whales when one approached him out of curiosity. He put his hand up to protect himself and his hand ended up paralyzed for nearly 4 hours.

“These clicks are so powerful in the water that they can blow out your eardrums easily, and they can actually vibrate a human body to death,” he said.

Sperm whales are the loudest mammals on the planet, with vocalizations reaching an astonishing 230 decibels. For reference, a jet engine from 100 feet away produces about 140 decibels. At around 150 decibels your eardrums will burst, and the threshold for death is estimated to be in the range of 180 to 200.

And, sound travels differently underwater than it does through air, which means those 200+ decibel clicks are far more amplified than they would be on land. Science writer Maggie Koerth-Baker at FiveThirtyEight explains:

“Because water is denser than air, sound in water is measured on a different decibel scale. In air, the sperm whale would still be extremely loud, but significantly less so — 174 decibels, [which] is loud enough to rupture people’s ear drums. Suffice to say, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of time swimming with the sperm whales.”

Here is a youtube video with sound of the sperm whales....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS9OIBifQVw

 

 


 
 
From Mr. Food


Hillbilly Baked Beans

This amazing recipe is also known as hobo beans. Whatever its name, we just call it "delicious!"

 

Nothing is more down-home than the wonderful flavors of backwoods country cooking, so it's only fitting that these Hillbilly Baked Beans are one of our most popular slow cooker potluck recipes. They can even be reheated on a grill for a smoky taste that can't be beat! We're certain that our Hillbilly Baked Beans will be your favorite baked bean recipe after just one bite.

These delicious slow cooker baked beans are also known as hobo beans. We're not sure where either name comes from, but we expect it has something to do with the delicious flavors that everyone expects from country cooking. These homestyle beans are a great reminder that the tastiest recipes often don't come from the fanciest places. These Hillbilly Baked Beans, or hobo beans, will satisfy everyone from hungry farmers to hungry guests.

 

  • 1/2 pound ground chuck
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15-1/2-ounce) can butter beans, drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can pork and beans, not drained
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon

 

  1. In a 5-quart slow cooker, combine meat, onion, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and water; mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients and cover.
  2. Cook on HIGH 4 hours or on LOW 6 hours. Serve immediately.

 

 

***If you're having a backyard barbecue, you can serve or reheat these in a foil pan or cast iron skillet on your grill. And you can make these in the oven, too. Just put the mixture in a 3-quart casserole dish, cover, and cook in a 350 degree oven about 1-1/2 hours, or until hot and bubbly.
 
 
 
 
Historically this Date
1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.


1687 – The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who are besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.

When I was there in 2008...
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1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.
I have my Daddy's Al Malaikah fez..... (yes, that is my Daddy in the picture on the right and Mom in the other one!)
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1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don’t shoot,G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.


1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.


1970 – The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego CountyCalifornia, burning 175,425 acres


1981 – BaseballNolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.


1997 – An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.


2009 – Typhoon Ketsana hit the PhilippinesChinaVietnamCambodiaLaos andThailand, causing 700 fatalities.


 



And births this date include...
1895 –George Raft, American actor (d. 1980)
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1914 – Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert (d. 2011)
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1926 – Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)
...sexy lady. sexy name.... born 'Gayle Peck'!
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1933 – Donna Douglas, American actress (d.2015)
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1942 – Kent McCord, American actor
......McCord, Oct 2010, retired as a Reserve Police Officer from the Los Angeles School Police Department.
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1956 – Linda Hamilton, American actress
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
 

 
On National Johnny Appleseed Day, we honor the man who made apple (and pear) trees grow heavy with the bounty of their fruit across most of this country.  On September 26, we commemorate the day of his birth and celebrate his legendary wit, wisdom, and enduring story.
Early Life
In Fort Wayne, Indiana in Johnny Appleseed Park a grave marks the spot where the legendary sower of apple seeds rests. He was born John Chapman on September 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts to Nathaniel and Elizabeth Simons Chapman. Nobody knows much about his early life other than his mother died when he was two. His father packed up Johnny and his sister (an infant brother had died the previous year) and moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. His father served as a Minuteman and fought at Bunker Hill.
From Chapman to Appleseed
Then in 1797, Chapman shows up in northwestern Pennsylvania propagating his apple seeds and working his way steadily into the frontier of West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana. Eventually, he travels as far west as Illinois and Iowa and as far north as Michigan and Wisconsin.
In his wake, Appleseed left orchards and the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg. Swedenborg was a Swedish spiritual leader whose books Appleseed would buy with whatever payment he might receive for his endeavors. In turn, the traveling nurseryman would give the books away as he traveled and planted.
Mostly, though, he planted his seeds and seedlings for free along with his wisdom. His broad-brimmed pasteboard hat kept the sun from his eyes wherever he went. Often shoeless, he traveled mostly by foot and sometimes by horseback or canoe. His appearance was nearly as noteworthy as his accomplishments, but so was his kindness. If Johnny Appleseed came calling, people made a place at the table.
Many stories tell how the man would travel many miles to nurse an ailing orchard when word would reach him of its poor condition. While bringing the trees back to health (his chief endeavor) the orchard man dispersed his wisdom, care, and kindness.
Landmarks
Across the Midwest, landmarks pepper the countryside honoring the man who brought fruit to the frontier. Warren County, Pennsylvania lays claim to Johnny Appleseed’s first tree nursery. Mansfield, Ohio honors the man with a monument in South Park.
In his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts there is an entire park named after the man who nurtured the land and made apple trees bloom across a young nation.
Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on either March 11th or September 26th. While the September date is Appleseed’s acknowledged birth date, the March observance is sometimes preferred due to the planting season. Even though there is some vagueness concerning Appleseed’s death and burial, it is known he became ill in early March and passed soon after.