Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two sox go in...

One comes out.

WTF? Seriously I put in one pair of sox, two shirts and two pair of Jeans because I'm going to the farm after the (unpaid) safety meeting tomorrow.
I got ONE sock out and it's not hidden in either shirt or pair of jeans that I can find.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I killed my yeast :-(

So we try another packet and if that doesn't work- we have campaign yeast.

They survive better, but make drier wine.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wine spodd-odee drinking wine, wine, pass that bottle to me!

So we meet our little yeasties, who have been doing a bang-up job in their little dark pot all week and start preparing for the next step.

I would say I racked the first ferment into the second ferment chamber, but in actuality- I scooped most of the big floating things off the top and poured the rest through a strainer into am enameled two gallon pot.

Then I poured the whole thing through a filter I made from the sleeve of a worn out shirt (after steeping it in bleach-water Friday night.

After straining and coaxing the rest of the fluids out of the strainer, adding 2 cups of sugar and about another quart of distilled ware, we got about two gallons.

Coloration-wise, I'm going to call it a nice shade of Magenta

Saturday, August 23, 2014

At the ranch today

Well I was supposed to be at the ranch with a rented backhoe, but work interfered.
So I at least got to the rental co. before they delivered it- and don't have to pay the daily rental :-)

Instead I got to go to the yard and drive NI-35 south from the yard to work (twice).

I don't know who is the brain that decided to close off three out of four lanes of IH-35N on a Saturday morning when kids are relocating for school and other people are getting in the last minute ...togetherness.

I would have posted a video of that 6 mile long parking lot on my last trip, but by the time i was in my own truck, they'd just broken the dam, and vehicles were still at a stand-still. Don't know if it was a wreck, or another traffic "improvement"................ but I was heading south, and I knew that was clear..because I'd done that run twice already today.



But it's 8 hrs OT.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tuna wine

No, not the fish- the cactus fruit.
Add boiling water- listen to them scream!

When they stop screaming (or are cool enough to peel) get your TSA "two by two, hands of blue" puncture resistant gloves on (but their not, I'm still working stickers out of my fingers) and start the slaughter.
Then start to break down the suspects in boiling water with a potato masher.
I read that too much boiling does something bad, so I just brought it to a boil and turned it off...to kill the bad stuff I didn't want.
Bring your ingredients together, and mix when cool enough not to murder the little yeasties.


And now we wait.

This better be good, because we have buttloads of this on the farm...

Right now it's sitting in a nice dark, coolish corner with a towel over it.
Next week (maybe) when it settles down, we'll rack it and add about two cups of sugar (and maybe some limes or oranges- someone said it needed citric acid) THEN begin the real fermenting :-D


Awwww...who's the sad puppy?

Went here, couldn't find any lever action in .357 and they didn't have anything in black powder.

Got a box of .45LC for $21.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

And some people have a problem with this...

I guess it doesn't have a completely negative slang for female genitalia that makes it ok to wear against Sarah Palin - no matter who sees it.

But this is worser,,,because--Hte Children!

Friday, August 15, 2014

America's newest citizen

took her oath of citizenship today.

Now she'll have a chance to vote against Hillary in 2016.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I got the news this morning

If anyone is going to be close to Del Rio, TX a week from this Friday-come for the swearing (in).
Karen will be able get one of her bucket list items taken care of in November 2016.

After she becomes a citizen on Friday, she'll be able to vote against Hillary.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Sunday, August 03, 2014

So.... According to this chart....

we may as well just raise chickens because they're easier to take care of than rabbits and just as tasteless and lacking mouth feel....

The only real drawback with chickens is that we won't have soft leather to use...I guess.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

So we went to the funshow today

Had lots of ammo for sale and for not much more than you can buy on a real store.
Lots of .22 out there.
We got 200 rounds for $20 and it looks like my .357 lever gun is going to be one of those Grail guns.

We walked the entire Saxet gun show and saw three. I din't like any enough to put down some $700 on.
It looks like I'm going to have to change what I'm looking for and see how available a wheel gun is in .45LC.