Random Five Friday


With this photo I am recalling the boiling hot times spent in the desert, all the while temperatures outside are  plummeting to the thirty degree mark.    Good Times!  

I teach 2nd grade and during my career I have had students call me, Mom, by mistake.  This week was the first time a student called me, Granny.  It was funny, mildly disturbing, and sweet all at the same time.  

Societies on the brink of extinction are the subject of Jimmy Nelson's photography.  His work can be viewed here.  

These Snickerdoodle Blondies will be making their debut at the farmette this weekend.  

Several of you have asked if we eat the wild game my son and husband bring home.  The answer is yes, as we don't feel right about wasting an animal that has been taken during a hunt.  I would like to tell you that I am an expert wild game chef, but maybe the rabbit pie didn't turn out quite as good as I had hoped.  

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  1. Oh that cactus looks like a heart:) Well "Granny" :0 I think that is sweet kind of:) Love Jimmy Nelson's photography incredible. Snickerdoodles I could go for one of them right now. It is the right thing that you do not waste that meat,I have made rabbit stew My Hero thought it was stringy chicken:) Have a nice weekend. Hug B

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  2. My husband eats what he kills on the farm, but I do not eat much red meat period so seldom partake. It is good to honor the spirit of the animal that feeds you.

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  3. nice cactus photo....stay warm...we are having a Artic blast here in Texas...ice...28 degrees....BRRRR....

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  4. Nice Cacti, so cold here this morning, brrrr.......Happy to hear you eat the wild game, Happy Friday, Francine.

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  5. I had to chuckle at you being called Granny by one of your students. My sister, who teaches 4th grade, as similar stories. Kids are so cute at those ages. Mr. Nelson's photography is amazing. Thank you for sharing that link! I am not thanking you for sharing the recipe, however. Sure sounds good - and not on my diet. My mom always cooked the game my dad and brother brought home, during hunting season. I grew up eating rabbit, squirrel, pheasant and venison. Not a huge fan of wild game, though. Dad also bought and butchered a hog each winter - now that is some good eating!

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  6. That photo project is stunning! Thanks for the introduction. As for the Granny comment, I can relate...My 9 year old was asked in the grocery store last weekend if she was going to help her GRANDMOTHER bake. I was miffed...my daughter confused. My hairdresser was called immediately! :-)

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  7. I get called Mom at work occasionally too, but it's by 80 or 90 year old residents. :) Those photos of societies are very interesting.

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  8. Love the cactus. Nice to think of warmer times as I watch the cold rain outside. xo Laura

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  9. I love that Granny mistake. It must be so rewarding to teach kids that age.

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  10. Thank you for sharing the link about the disappearing societies. It would be very good for all of us to remember that being like everybody else is not necessarily a good thing.

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  11. We have a prickly pear growing out by the Frog Pond. It's actually a Ky Native. I was surprised to learn that.

    A friend of mine is a substitute teacher and she had kids that couldn't remember her name and finally she said her name was Mrs. Fabulous and that stuck, so now, when she walks into school all the little kids call her Mrs. Fabulous :-D.

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  12. I live with a hunter too, and back in his day, we always had elk, buffalo, deer to eat. At the tender age of 82, he cant hunt any longer, so will enjoy the wild game through you and your family!

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  13. I love how the Cactus leaf? grow into prickly heart shapes, and I was pretty sure you'd eat your wild game-

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  14. I'd love some of those snickerdoodle blondies but I think I'll pass on the rabbit pie.

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  15. such a sweet (and prickly) heart! granny - ha ha ha ha ha!

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  16. Cute heart-shaped cacti! We have snow today and it's 26 degrees right now! Fun stuff, especially for our grandsons, 4 & 5!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  17. Granny indeed maybe this child doesn't have one and thinks you would make a good one.
    Merle................

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  18. Cool photo! I could go for the desert right now. We got lots of snow today!

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  19. rabbit pie??! i guess i will have to read about that one. ( :

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  20. I have a family of hunters too....the rule is, "we eat what is brought home from the hunt". Still smiling about the Granny story....

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  21. Love the heart shape of the cactus....

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  22. Those snickerdoodle look like heaven.

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  23. I'll bet he loves his Granny and that is why he got you mixed up - he loves you, too :) I lived in Tucson for two years and every winter we say we are moving back. But we could never leave our grown children.... darn those kids. xo

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  24. I was your age when I taught first grade. I was occasionally called "mom, but most children caught their mistake and corrected pretty quickly. Snickerdoodle blondies? YUM!

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  25. Love the photo and I told myself when I got into my car yesterday morning to go get my hair cut that I will not complain next summer when the temps are 100 and there is 100% humidity! The car even told me it was cold outside! Fun post "Granny". I'm off to check out Jimmy Nelson's photography and thanks for the recipe!

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  26. I'm partial to blondes anyway, so those doodle work for me. Can I bring Heidi?

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  27. Granny !!! ha ha
    delighted to read you teach about st nicolas and black pete !!

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  28. I still remember the first day a guy called me 'signore' (Sir), which is only for adults. I keep fearing the day someone will offer me his or her seat on a bus... I am almost glad kids are quite rude about this nowadays!

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  29. This is the part that legitimizes hunting as a sport. I hunted uplands bird and waterfowl for many years till my knees wasn't up to it... Now, of course, I hunt with my camera...

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  30. That heart shaped cactus looks so beautiful! Nature can be so mesmeric even in harsh conditions!! Have a nice sunday Michelle :)

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  31. I pinned your pretty cactus photo to my "hearst in nature" Pinterest board ;)

    You should have tried my rabbit ("coniglio" in Italian) sauce recipe --it's a keeper! Did you know a skinned, rabbit cut into pieces is about $40 here? I use to buy them in Brooklyn for much, much less. We have many wild rabbits here but I wouldn't have the heart to kill one or the bravery to skin and gut it...lol

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  32. I haven't heard of Rabbit Pie, but Squirrel Pie is pretty popular around here. I haven't had the opportunity to try that yet. Venison only for me!

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