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w_r_ranch

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Drizzling this morning here.

Took Mrs. Ranch's Jeep to the dealer to get the sensor installed. It's back to 100% again. I also did the weekly shopping on the way home.
 

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Got a pot of pinto beans seasoned up & soaking for tomorrow.

Seasoned up a couple of pork steaks that I'll smoke for supper.

Made stuffed jalapenos.

Prepped the onion row in the garden so it's ready to be planted.
 
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Made the pot of pinto beans.

Planted the onion sets.

Fed the cattle.

Treated the fire ant mounds with Bifen & then put strychnine laced grain in the gopher tunnels (both of these pests popped up after the recent rains).
 
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Sam I have both here also since the rains.Bought onion sets and will plant tomorrow.
 

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Made bread.

Made another batch of Cherry/Chocolate Chip bars to go with the BlueBell cherry ice cream I bought. MMMM!!!!

Put out another roll of hay for the cattle.

Fertilized all the trees, flowerbeds & porch pots, then watered everything in.

Spent the rest of the beautiful afternoon playing Frisbee with Dieter.
 
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Picked up a load of cattle feed. Also picked up some misc. groceries.

Seasoned up chicken fajita meat that I'll grill for supper.

Took the ranch truck in to have both batteries replaced.
 
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planted 50 more onion sets an watered everything.. wind is BLOWING very strong here on the prairie.
 

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Watered the garden.

Fed the cattle.

Went to town to order 7500 pounds of 24-8-16 & 750 pounds of winter rye seed that I'll pickup tomorrow as we are suppose to have 4 days of nice rain starting Thursday.
 
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MRS. L. also cooked a large pot of pinto beans with onion & ham . enough to freeze some for later . after yesterday's meal I don't think I need to eat today. was so good. rained around 3 am not long enough to do much good (have to ck. gauge)
 

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Sam you gave me your charro bean recipe once but I cannot find it. Could you post it again? Thanks..
 

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Do you mean borracho beans???

1 lb of pinto beans (soaked overnight)

3 tablespoons of Fiesta Brand Pinto Bean Seasoning

1 bottle of Negra Modelo

1 large onion

6 jalapenos

1/2 lb of homemade bacon

Additional black pepper to taste

A pile of chopped cilantro (20 minutes before serving)


If you want charro beans, leave the beer out.
 

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Yes. I was told yesterday I'm in charge of the beans again for the Christmas eve meal. Many thanks.
 

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Received a case of 800 (3" X 3.75") peat pots. Started populating my starter flats for the spring.

Puttered in the greenhouse.

Finished the upgrade to the last computer here to Mint 19.2
 
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Making plans for Christmas jams next week. As of now, planning on canning strawberry,blueberry,blackberry,and peach jams.
 
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Finished populating my starter flats for the spring & put them in the greenhouse. We have 10 flats (200 pots) ready for the seeds. The remaining peat pots are in the attic for safe keeping.

Put the cushions for the back porch furniture in plastic bags & put them in the attic as well.

Put up the small Christmas tree & Mrs Ranch did the decorations on the fireplace.

Cut back the ferns in the hanging baskets, watered them & then putting them back in the greenhouse. They all need to be repotted...
 
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Watered the garden & asparagus bed.

Picked up the fern trash from yesterday & burned it with the other trash.

Fed the cattle
 
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Made bread.

Did the weekly shopping.

Mrs. Ranch is back to shopping for Sanatis or another brand of fabric-backed vinyl coverings to go with her new color scheme....
 
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