Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Funny (strange, odd) things.
Sherry and I walk most days 2-3 miles. It used to be 3-5 miles but I can’t be out that long without needing a toilet (That is sometimes an age thing). This morning on our walk I noticed a snake in the middle of the road. It appeared to have stopped to soak up the sun. Sherry did not want me to approach it, but I MUST look at snakes. It looked like an albino Copperhead, if there is such a thing. It did not move. I figured it was injured or would soon be killed.
In about an hour our route brought us back within a couple hundred feet of the snake so I decided to check it out. I could see it was still there. The snake was exactly as it had been although several tractor trailer trucks and many cars had been that way. This time I could get close without scaring my girl. Boy was I surprised. IT WAS A RUBBER SNAKE, the sucker looked real.
This evening I told Stella, "Some girl must have put that out to scare me." She looked at me very serious and said, “I didn’t do it Grandpa, I don’t walk that far.”
Today was my day for cooking the main course for supper. I do stew beef every couple weeks. Today I had ‘Diced Beef’. I always put some olive oil in the pot, dump the meat in, shake some Ms Dash, add a heaping table spoon of ground garlic and a half onion, diced. Today I decided to add a half apple cubed very small. I browned the whole thing then added Beef broth and a Tsp of Beef bouillon.
It stays in the pressure cooker for 25-27 minutes. I then thicken it with milk and corn starch. Sherry fixed the rice, green beans and biscuits.
I ignore biscuits unless I have molasses and butter. I said all that to say this:
(Luke and Janie when she was young.)
My dogs were raised on table scraps. So when Janie (English Bull), our deaf granddog is here, she eats our people food. She has a huge tongue approximately 2 ½ inches wide. She had some stew beef. She left the small pieces of apple otherwise the bowl was licked clean. I ask, how can her BIG tongue sense the small pieces of apple, in all that gravy and beef?
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