fishfood

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  1. Those gals lost a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get served a buffet of Big Macs and Whoppers on silver platters while some old creep leers at them. Sad!
  2. watermelon (scooped with a melon baller) with blueberries and fresh mint chiffonade. Can top with crumbled feta as well.
  3. When I was maybe 14-15 I was trout fishing a creek with an ultralight setup and saw huge carp under a mulberry tree eating the ripe berries that were dropping into the water. So I tied on a bare hook and put a mulberry on, and spent the next 30+ minutes trying to land a yardstick-length carp on 4lb test. So I guess you're stocked up on carp bait
  4. I do big batches of pesto as well, and vacuum seal into meal-sized pouches. Tastes freshly made whenever you get to it. Lately I've been roasting spaghetti squash and topping with pesto, crisped up pancetta and grated parmesan. Simple, looks impressive, healthy and delicious.
  5. Yup, it's pea gravel over landscape fabric. 4th year in, and there's enough cuts in the fabric and spilled soil on top that some weeds take hold, but they're easily manageable. Plus, the gravel seems to be a deterrent from deer that could easily hop my small fence, and eat everything outside it. We have a 2-3' strip around it where we can put squash/pumpkins/zucchini/etc and the deer leave it alone. I did run out of room in my raised beds to do everything I wanted, so last year I added the exterior in-ground garden and expanded it this year (you can see in the picture where I cut sod this spring). I put potatoes and sauce tomatoes out there and they do fine with the thieving critters. The raised beds get my tomatoes/peppers, beans and snap peas, radish/lettuce/spinach, pickles, cabbage, etc. Overall it was a lot of up front work, but fairly simple now that it's established. We have a great mulch/soil/rock supplier 10 miles away, and that pea gravel was like $22/scoop, so it was an inexpensive couple of trailer loads to put down. It's have been several hundred bucks to do with bags from the big box stores.
  6. Had fresh cut garlic scapes for the first time this evening. I understand the hype....really tasty. Glad I switched to hardneck last fall. Had to add some more supports to the arch I have going into my garden, cause the darn honeysuckle collapsed it. I guess I'll trim it back next year. Looks beautiful in full bloom, though.
  7. Read up on spray fungicides; didn't expect it to be so complex. Ended up just ordering Bonide 861 Mancozeb that I read was a good pre-bloom spray for the most common grape fungus. Then, shipping didn't arrive on time and I left for vacation for a week. Finally got it on this past weekend, which was probably too late, but we'll see. I'm kinda regretting it cause everything else in my garden is organic, so I'm not sure why I'm spraying my grapes. 3rd year chambourcin on the right.... the blue grow tubes on the left are around the 6 new vines I used to replace the cabernet; they've all sprouted and look good so far. There are a ton of little grape clusters; I think it's probably be beneficial to thin out about 1 of every 3.
  8. I saw a video recently where a barnyard cat was toying with a mouse as they do, and a hen came flying in out of nowhere and grabbed the mouse, shook it around, and ate it. Little mini-dinosaurs, they are. The resident toad population around our house might not last the summer.
  9. 4th year of the asparagus patch has made me sick of eating asparagus for the first time in my life. It really is great fresh-cut and quickly blanched them topped with olive oil and salt/pepper. Dialed back the gardening a bit this year (with plans of just buying from the amish stand in June) and have focused on this 6-pack of chicken nuggets. My daughter's dream come true to have a bunch of chicks to care for. This brood is supposed to churn out a combined 1200-1400 eggs per year once they're laying. Which means I've been working on a coop when there's a spare hour between work, kids activities, and nightfall. All this stuff is fun, but I get it why folks live in condos. You can buy tomatoes and eggs at the store...haha.
  10. 3rd year started the same as the second for my 6 cabernet vines... the main vine shoots out new canes, but none of the canes from last season buds and sends out fruiting vines. Meanwhile, 3' away in my other row, the 6 chambourcin are all healthy and flourishing. So, I decided to cut bait with the cabernet and ordered six more of the grafted chambourcin on the same root-stock. Might as well goes with what works. Ripped out the cabernet and planted the new vines this past weekend. Still haven't started any spraying regimen, but I probably should this year. Need to Based off the little clusters forming, I'm gonna get a boatload of grapes this season.
  11. Grady, Pursuit, Shamrock, Sea Ox, Pro Line, Key West, all make 20-23ish walkarounds that would do the trick, depending on how low maintenance you are. Those cover all sorts of budgets depending how far old of a boat you want to get. I picked up a 22' grady seafarer this winter and will definitely do fish/eat/sleep trips. It's about akin to tent-camping...not the most luxurious accommodations, but definitely doable for a night or two in decent weather if you have an adventurous spirit. Helps that my wife and I are both short and thin.... the cabin on any 23' and under boat could get tight for larger folks.
  12. I'm not generally a fan of slow-cookers, but I love those picnic shoulder hams done low and slow for hours until it falls into dark pink delicious chunks similar to how pulled pork falls apart.
  13. I buried fish carcasses in my garden once, and the next morning some critter had dug them up and made off with them. So I started burying them in the compost, and then got rats in the compost. So now I throw them out. This year I'll have a separate compost in some remote corner of the yard to let chicken waste (crap and straw) compost for a year or two, so maybe I'll toss them in there. If critters want to steal fish bones from my chicken *%*$, that's their prerogative.
  14. An easy solution for leggy seedlings for me was hanging my light with a chain from each corner...then I can raise/lower as need be, often leaning one way or the other to accommodate bigger stuff on one side and shorter on the other. Those black trays I got on amazon and they're awesome for bottom watering, keeping dirt/messes contained, carrying seedlings in and out to harden off, etc. I have the lights on a 16/8 on/off timer, and when I have larger tomato/pepper plants set up an oscillating fan several feet away on low on the same timer.
  15. It's cold and windy this weekend where I'm at. Good weekend for grilled cheese and tomato soup. Or go the other route, and make fish tacos or some spicy Caribbean rice dish and pretend you're somewhere warm.