Autumn

Autumn

Monday, August 26, 2013

Just Stuff

I indeed built Her Highness the beef stew and now our house smells good enough to eat, as is. It has been a fine day filled with tinkering on rifles (Dug out scopes, gear, ammo.) and fitted a few pieces here and there. 'Nuff said.

Below, let the preps begin.


Here I've dusted the meat with seasoned flour. I browned the pieces of beef very slowly in small batches. 

The stew ready for a long five to six hour simmer. When Sweet Wife arrives home from work I'll break out the bread, apply butter and we'll dig in. Ya'll come.


This is a picture for my friend, PioneerPreppy.


There's an old timer with a small  farm just north of our location. Yesterday we took a quick day trip and on the way home I stopped at his farm and purchased this Mason jar of Orange Blossom. He has about twenty hives. According to him twenty hives is about all he can care for at his age.

He built a nice glass fronted cabinet alongside his garage for display. There is a sign which directs his customers to take what they want (from pints to quarts) and to slip their money into the slot cut into his garage door. Yesterday he had Orange Blossom and Wildflower available.

When I drove in he stepped outside and we chatted. He's about eighty-six, world war two vet. Nice man. I asked if he ever gets ripped off. He said no that for the most part people were honest. But, to keep folks from a life of crime he installed a motion sensor that beeps when a car enters his driveway.

His price for a pint was a reasonable nine dollars, quarts twelve. I like his handle, Beepa's Honey.
 
Take care.

Stephen

25 comments:

  1. That honey looks delicious, as well as the stew. What time is dinner?

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  2. Stew looks good. Now I'm hungry again.

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  3. Oh my... now I'm freaking starving!

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    1. Like me when I read one of Brigit's blogs.

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  4. Nice on two counts, and I'm betting he lives in the country!

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    1. He does indeed. Several miles north of the city out near Callahan.

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  5. Wait a minute. weren't ya'll supposed to be shooting, eating peanut butter cookies and drinking iced tea out of china cups with your pinkies in the air?

    We definitely settled in the wrong area. We MUST head in your direction and travel up the coast.

    Three hours ain't all THAT bad.

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    1. You did indeed settle in the wrong area...you should have asked my advice.

      No we were not supposed to be shooting. Here's a cut and paste - Our group meets next week at the shop and I'm sure I can recruit a few, if not all, to attend an early September range session.

      Let me guess, public school education...

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    2. We need to spend more on public education, we are leaving too many people behind with their cell phones and X boxes. What kind of country have we turned into. Joking of course.

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    3. Hey, hey, hey! Just a minute here. I might read your posts, but maybe only every other word! I totally missed the "next week" part because you said I should get in my car and drive REAL FAST. Since I've got a week to prepare, I shall hone my iced tea skills and just leave my boots at home.

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  6. Stephen,

    Were all coming for dinner. I'll bring the wine and homemade bread. Give SW a hug from an Oklahoma friend.

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    1. Hug given and I keep a light on for you.

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  7. Beepa is living my retirement life. I plan on funding the entire thing off honey :)

    I will more than likely do the same type of stand honor system payment thing he is doing as well. Right now I insist on keeping my prices within a few cents of grocery store prices though. I know I could demand much higher prices but for now I am happy with what I am getting. The real payoff is when a local comes in thanking me that her child can now enjoy the outside once again. Makes it all worth while.

    Thanks for thinking of me with the post too my friend.

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    1. I remember you're story of the little girl and it was a very nice of you. And, you are welcome.

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  9. That's some good looking food there. I need to get out my dutch oven this weekend and make a beef stew. Haven't had one in a long time.

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    1. It'll do you heart good....I enjoy the kitchen. Thanks, my good friend.

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  10. ok - Bubba - we're on an atv - with BOB's of course! it should take us 13 or 14 days to get there. what can we expect to eat when we are hangin' with our buddies?

    your friend,
    kymber
    (there is nothing in the world like local honey. drink a tablespoon with water every. single. day.)

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    1. After a trip like that...anything you little heart desires.

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  11. then i want beef stew AND dumplings - i know that you southerners prefer dumplings with your chicken...something we northerners never make - but i loooove dumplings with my beef stew (something us northerners make allll of the time!) thanks sweet one! i'll make ya some kimchi when i am down...but only if yer good! i'm bringin' the boots cuz i know you - bahahahahahah!

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