Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Have You Ever.......

I know yall have, but I will ask it anyway. Have you ever had one of those days where the "Don't wanna" out ways the "Get it done"?
Besides being muddy, today was a perfect day. No wind, mid 60's and sunny. Believe me when I tell you the wife tried to get me going by wanting to do this and needing to do that and even though I went along and supported her while she was cleaning out some pens, and moving chicks around, all I did was watch and get in the way.

She said she wanted to get the buck pen finished, move some goats, clean some chicken pens, move some chicks, herd the geese, set some eggs, clean the house and I think she even said she wanted to take over the world at one point.
I am going to regret not doing much today but like I told her, when you work in the mud, it takes so much more energy and time. Plus your tools get all nasty and in the end your finished product does not look as good as you wanted it to. (Can you believe that excuse really worked?)
Showing off for the girls

We did sell a goat today so at least I made my gas money back from yesterdays spontaneous four hour trip. Plus, we passed out some fliers and cards at some local businesses and made a few new connections that I hope will pay off in the end.

Tomorrow we have a large shipment of Standard and Bantam Bardrock chicks coming in. Some will be kept for breeders and the rest will be sold as pullets when they get old enough. We have had a lot of requests for that specific breed and I sure hate to turn people away so now we are doing our best to meet the demand. I just wished I got some six months ago.

While the wife was slaving away outside in the chicken barns, I was watching Paula Dean, I sure like her (you know it ain't always like that folks). So tonight I cooked the wife "Pork Chop and Pineapple Pie".
This is what Paula did;

For each serving, lay a boneless pork chop on a large square of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Top each chop with a slice of onion, a slice of green pepper, and a slice of pineapple. Drizzle with teriyaki sauce. Top with some butter and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Wrap tightly in the foil and place on the grill until pork is cooked through. Serve with the juice. I also used soy sauce on some just to see the difference. Both ways were excellent.
For the sides we had  fresh vegetables.


  1. Geeeee, thanks for the recipe, I took our pork chops for supper tonight. I'd planned on BBQ'ing them and I so going to try your recipe, sounds wonderful!

    I can so relate to the rest of your blog topic but like the energizer bunny we just keep going and going muddy , snowy or windy*sigh*

    Blessings for your family today

  2. When ya just have the I don't wanna do its, I say COOK! And I do. At least you can feel like you are contributing when the rest of the family is working and food is always welcome at the end of the day.

  3. Thank yall for the comments.
    Kelle, let me know how they turned out.
    Sista, You are right, the food hit the spot for everyone.

  4. Sometimes your body needs a break to enjoy the work you've done in the days past.... keep on keepin' on.