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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Frozen/Fog/Sun ~ Geese ~ Pictures of the Day ~ Connecticut History ~ Spring Rolls ~ Melinda Plumbridge ~  National Drink Wine Day (YAAAAHOOOO!)


Good 37º dark cloudy morning. 
Yesterday started off all frozen white. Geese were sitting on top of the barn roof.....

Then the thick ground fog moved in and the geese left.....

 Later the sun came out and the ice on the pasture evaporated...   

The geese came back...

The sun was super!!..... but it was on and off as the clouds moved back in. 

We topped at 52º.

Pictures of the Day... frozen spiderwebs (not here)...

If you want to read up about spiderwebs/spiders, go here:
Interesting about Connecticut

The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. The New Haven District Telephone Company published it in New Haven in February 1878.
The USS Nautilus – the world’s first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954.
The Scoville Memorial Library is the United States oldest public library. The library collection began in 1771, when Richard Smith, owner of a local blast furnace, used community contributions to buy 200 books in London. Patrons could borrow and return books on the third Monday of every third month. Fees were collected for damages, the most common being “greasing” by wax dripped from the candles by which the patrons read.
Mary Kies, of South Killingly was the first woman to receive a U.S. patent. On May 15th, 1809 for a method of weaving straw with silk.
Cattle branding in the United States began in Connecticut when farmers were required by law to mark all of their pigs.
Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764.
Connecticut is home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948).
In 1937, Connecticut became the first state to issue permanent license plates for cars.
Thomas Sanford made the first friction matches in Beacon Falls in 1834.
The town of Washington was incorporated in 1779, being named in honor of General George Washington.
From Mr. Food

If you love ordering spring rolls from Chinese takeout restaurants, then this is the recipe for you! Our spring rolls are easy to make and taste amazing. They're filled with a flavorful veggie mixture and fried until golden and crispy. They make a great appetizer or can be served right alongside some fried rice and your favorite takeout main dish!


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 6 cups shredded Chinese cabbage
  • 2 cups fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 3 scallions (green onions), chopped
  • 12 spring roll or egg roll wrappers
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Oil for frying



  1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic powder; mix well.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, bean sprouts, carrot, and scallions; mix well. Pour soy sauce mixture over cabbage mixture; toss to coat well and let stand 10 minutes. Place cabbage mixture in a colander and squeeze to drain well.
  3. Spoon about 1/4 cup cabbage mixture evenly onto center of each egg roll wrapper. Lightly brush edges of egg roll wrapper with beaten egg. Fold one corner of each egg roll wrapper up over cabbage mixture then fold both sides over, envelope fashion; roll up tightly.


    • Did You Know?: In China, spring rolls are traditionally eaten during the Chinese New Year as a way to welcome in the spring. They're also said to represent wealth (because of their golden color). Spring rolls can vary in size, filling, and cooking method (some are fried, while others are steamed), from region to region. In the U.S., spring rolls and egg rolls are pretty similar, with the main difference being the filling. While both contain veggies, egg rolls typically include some kind of meat, chicken, or fish too.
    • Heat about 1-1/2 inches oil in a deep medium saucepan over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add spring rolls in batches and fry 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately, but be sure to use caution -- the filling will be hot.

      **To serve these like they do in Chinese restaurants, don't forget the dipping sauce! A couple of our favorite dipping sauces are duck sauce and spicy mustard.

Today is a special birthday... my nephew Jimmy Plumbridge's bride Melinda is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEL!! xo
Historically this date.....
1911 – The first official flight with air mail takes place in AllahabadBritish India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.

1954 – The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.

1979 – Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.

2001 – Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500.


And births this date include....
1919 – Jack Palance, American actor (d. 2006)

1925 – George Kennedy, American actor (d.2016)

1950 – Cybill Shepherd, American actress

1954 – John Travolta, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

While February 18 is observed annually as National Drink Wine Day, it would be a shame to celebrate only one day a year.  Perhaps this day is just a reminder to drink wine.
Wine does have its benefits after all. Moderate drinkers of wine have lower risks of liver disease, type II diabetes, certain kinds of cancers, heart attack and stroke.  It also can reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the good (HDL).
Drinking wine includes other benefits as well. When paired with the right meal, it enhances the flavors of spices, fruits, and sauces. A glass of wine helps relax us. Learning about wine keeps our minds sharp, too. Since the fruits, regions and the making of wine have such a complex story, those who delve into find themselves traveling to learn more.


Always drink responsibly and try a new wine.