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Woke up to 58 degrees & have received another 1.08" of rain thus far.

Made a butter pecan cake for our desserts.

Pulled the buckboard bacon out of the cure & rinsed them all off before soaking them in clean water. I'll truss them up with butcher string this afternoon & then season them up for tomorrow's smoke.
 
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It's 56 degrees with a NE wind this morning. Going to be a PIA smoking the buckboard bacon...

Well, I knew it was going to be challenging, but I got the smoker going & got the meat on it. The wind is making it hard to maintain any kind of temperature, so it's going to be a long day instead of just 6 hours...
 
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It's 45 degrees with a light SW wind this morning.

Did the weekly shopping & topped off the fuel in my Jeep.

Seasoned up a pork sirloin roast for supper. I'll throw in the carrots, celery, onions & potatoes in a little bit.

Watered the flats in the greenhouse.
 
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Woke up to 59 degrees & rain (2.54" thus far). The temperature did make it up to 65 this afternoon.

Made the pot of pinto beans.

Made a big pot of pork/vegetable/barley soup out of the roast carcass. Waste not, want not.
 
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It was 58 degrees & wet, wet, wet here this morning. It made it up to 74 this afternoon.

Took Mrs Ranch to her PT sessions. She is not using the walker anymore, just a cane now. She is doing better!!!

The garden dried up enough for me to plant the Italian basil & half the green beans.
 
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Planted the last half row of green beans. Then formed/fertilized the pepper rows & staged the stakes for tomorrow.

Fed the cattle.

Burned the trash (cardboard & feed sacks).
 
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I’m almost finished with repairing everything that got damaged during the last storm. I’m quite certain our house took a direct hit. Final tally as follows:

1) Refrigerator primary control board and compressor control board.
2) Dishwasher control board
3) 2 GFCI outlets
4) one laser printer
5) one CNC machine monitor
6) primary business PC
7) Two internet routers

The new PC arrives on Monday and that will wrap up all the repairs
 

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I’m almost finished with repairing everything that got damaged during the last storm. I’m quite certain our house took a direct hit. Final tally as follows:

1) Refrigerator primary control board and compressor control board.
2) Dishwasher control board
3) 2 GFCI outlets
4) one laser printer
5) one CNC machine monitor
6) primary business PC
7) Two internet routers

The new PC arrives on Monday and that will wrap up all the repairs
Sorry to hear that. Glad you are just about back to normal.........
 

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Set the stakes for the pepper plants.

Cleaned an old pot for painting. It will be used for potting up a mint plant grown from Cuban seed.

Made a mint simple syrup for Mojitos.
 
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It's 68 degrees with a light rain here this morning (0.17" thus far). Then the wind shifted... 59 degrees & falling as the front came through. By afternoon, the temp was back up to 76.

Did the grocery shopping, hit the package store & topped of the fuel tank.of my Jeep.
 
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It an ugly day here weather-wise, on the cold side with sporadic rain.

Took Mrs Ranch to here PT session.

Painted the pot for my Cuban mint plant.
 

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Took Mrs Ranch to here PT session.

Made another birthday cake for our neighbors, German chocolate with butter pecan frosting.

Water everything in the greenhouse numerous time again... It's been challenging to get everything planted this year...
 
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Had to go to Sealy to pick up meds. I see they have started the next phase on I-10 construction between the San Benard River and Columbus. Traffic was stacking up west bound. I came back through Cat Springs.
 

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It's 61 degrees & overcast this morning. It made it up to 77 degrees this afternoon.

Made a pot of Carne Guisada for suppers the next few days. I'll make ranch rice later for the side dish.

Planted the Mojito Mint (mentha x villosa) plant in the refurbed pot for this year.

Continued forming/fertilizing rows in the garden & then watered. Also watered the flats in the greenhouse a few times.

The green beans popping up!
 
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It was 69 degrees & overcast this morning. It made it up to 79 degrees this afternoon.

Cut the grass. It was bad, took 4 hrs to cut 1 acre...

Ran up to the vet's for pain killers for Dieter. He picked a bad day to hurt his leg.
 

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Learned a lesson in drip irrigation today by trial and error. Finally got it kinda figured out. Got the raised beds filled Friday. Also made 50lbs link sausage, 50 lbs summer sausage, 25 lbs snack sticks, 30 lbs boudin and 15 lbs pan sausage. Busy weekend.
 

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It was 72 degrees & overcast this morning.

Made a loaf of sourdough bread.

Cleaned the ceiling fans & set them to the summer direction.

Set half the tomato stakes in the garden & then watered it.

Took Dieter to the vet. She took some xrays (nothing broke) but said that his hip is going to have problems as he ages...
 
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Mowed the yard, caught bee swarm number 4 for the season and inspected the other 3 hives. Got a swarm that have taken up in the soffit of the house. Gonna have to cut those out of there soon but I need another deep box and frames first. Back to work tomorrow. Was a nice 4 days off.
 
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