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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I am going to need three more people to comment before I can post a pic of my babies!
Thanks goes out to:
Carol, Courtney, Steph, Kara, Heather, and Pam; and a warm welcome to Marla.
Well, ya'll stalkers/lurkers will just have to step up to the plate, the ongoing success of this blog depends on you!
Love you!
XOXOXOXO
~Joce
PS My garden is growing, growing. Almost peas and lettuces.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

On good faith for the three comments I have received so far, (that makes you number 2, Courtney) I will post a most delicious recipe.
Tangy Hawaiian Chicken
Chicken and Sauce:
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
1 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons barbeque sauce
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
Pieces of any ornery chicken
salt and pepper to taste
Rice:
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup uncooked white rice
2 cups water
Directions:
Place all "Chicken and Sauce" ingredients in a large shallow pan. Cover and cook on low for a couple hours. (It should bubble a bit).
Place all "Rice" ingredients in medium saucepan and bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer for 20 minutes.
I cut the chicken off the bones and chopped it into 1 inch square pieces and put it back in the sauce to serve. (I don't like bones on my plate, I think it is morbid).
For those of you who have been reading lately, you may be wondering about the origin of the chicken used in this recipe. Your suspicions are confirmed.
And thus, Cornelius met a delicous end.
XOXOX
Joce
Hello!
I would like to request anyone who reads my blog to please leave comments for me!
If you are held back because they ask you to sign in- it's easy! All you need is a FREE google account. You do that by entering your email address as you user name, and then pick a password. It's that easy!
Now, I am not going to post any more pictures of my little cuties until I get at least 10 comments letting me know who is reading.
So, get a google account and leave me some comments!
XOXOXO
~Joce
PS I have said this before, but:
FYI- It is bad netiquette to read someone's blog without commenting, it's called "blog stalking" and is equivilant to eavesdropping on a party line. (If you don't know what a party line is, just ignore the analogy.) LOVE!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Cornelius is dead.
So, I am getting ready to go to the grocery store. As I am carrying the carseat out to install, Cornelius comes running over to attack me. I can't take this kind of stress! I can't even go to the grocery store! I feel kind of bad because he really is a beautiful rooster, but we're gonna have to chop his head off ASAP. It's NOT okay to chase the lady of the house around the yard. The worst part is, this is not my first experience being bullied by birds. When I was little, my sister had a boyfriend or something who's parents had a teepee. It was cool. But, they also had geese- and that stupid gander chased all around that yard while I screamed my fool head off before the boyfriend or whatever came and chased the goose away from me. And then, MY parents got geese and THAT stupid gander would chase me all over the yard. The worst part of my day would be after I got off the bus and I had to walk down our very long driveway knowing that at any second that gosh darn goose was gonna come out of nowhere at me.
My last point of safety was the buck barn. I would stand there and yell for my mom, but sometimes she wouldn't hear me! I would stand there and yell for my dog to come get me, but sometimes he didn't hear me. My heart would start to pound as I realized I was gonna have to get there all by myself.
Well, Cornelius must have fowl informants so he knows just how to intimidate me and bring back all those memories and feelings. Joe says I can take the 22 and shoot him so I can go to the grocery store, but that wouldn't really solve my dilemma. I need to kick his butt and get some self respect. But, I am too much of a wimp. I can't take the stress!
Well, I gotta go take care of these babies- they are crying like the world is about to end.
XOXO
Joce

Friday, April 18, 2008

Hello! What a fine Friday it is today!
We went on a walk in LeRoy and had lots of fun as a family.
We also stopped to look at a woodstove, we would really like to buy it. Do any of you know someone who does masonry work around here?
We also planted 5 things in our garden today. Beets, peas, carrots, radishes, and mixed lettuce. some things will be ready in as few as 25 days, whereas the carrots are gonna be a while. But, I am definitely looking forward to the abundance.
We are really going to have to kill the rooster, or more colorfully, "We're gonna chop his bloody head off." He is a real jerk, or more appropriately, He is a real cock. He runs around beating everybody up, which includes us human residents of Tillaboro Orchard. He even tries to sneak attack Joe, which never turns out very well for Cornelius (yeah, I named him when I liked him).
We will hopefully be getting a different type of chicken that is a bit more docile, although I don't think white leghorns are known for being rambunctious. Anyway, what I really want are some Brahma chickens. They are HUGE! and lay through the winter.
Back to Cornelius, we are gonna chop him up and eat him with dumplings.
Hmmm, well that's about all for now, the house is quiet (Joe is outside, hahaha) and I want to read a bit more of Anne of the Island. She is a junior at Redmond now, and she has just met "Prince Charming." So, I wanna see how that goes for her. By the way, Ruby Gillis dies in this book and I cried for like 15 minutes. I would start to calm down and then I would think all these sad thoughts about the reality of people dying and I would start crying all over again. Joe thought I was a nut (well, probably thinks I am still a nut) but, I like a good cry every now and then. It's good for your back. (Maybe I should explain that?) I put my stress in my back and if I have a good cry, my stress is reduced and thus, my back should be better off.
Love ya!
XOXO
Joce

Monday, April 14, 2008


Looking forward to this!

Monday, April 07, 2008


I guess I am stuck in negative blogging rut- but I watched the most awfulest movie last night and I thought I would tell everyone I know not to watch it unless you want to a) waste two and half hours of your life, and b) be disturbed to a level where you find it impossible to sleep.
WARNING! PLOT SPOILER!
It's pretty much about a kid who has a terrible childhood and then runs away to the Alskan wilderness where he eventually discovers that people are important, but when he tries to return to civilization, he can't recross the river and then dies of eating a poisonous plant that shuts down his digestive system so he dies of starvation.
So, unless you like being depressed and disturbed, avoid this movie like the plague.
On a brighter note- the sun is shining and Anne of Avonlea is quite the opposite of Into the Wild, bright, cheerful, uplifting, and inspiring.
XOXOX
~Joce

Friday, April 04, 2008

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Here's my seed list for Garden 2008!
From Jung:
H Rainbow Heirloom Mix Tomato Royal Burgundy Purple Pod Bush Bean
Ruby Queen Beet
H Nantes Or Coreless Carrot
H Straight Eight Cucumber
H Long Island Mammoth Dill
Catnip
Lavender Munstead
H Jungs Heritage Mesclun Mix H Ailsa Craig Exhibition Onion Seed
Sugar Ann Snap Pea
H Sparkler Radish
H Early Golden Bantam
Bohemian Horseradish Sets
Kennebec Potato
Fancy Mix Morning Glory Single Old Fashioned Mix Hollyhock Seed Heritage Everbearing Raspberry
Latham Summer Bearing Raspberry
(The red H's stand for heirloom seed varieties.)
Would like to get from friends and neighbors:
Rhubarb, lemon balm, spearmint, chamomile.
I really love planning a garden and choosing varieties. And, what a good year to plant a garden with food prices rising like they are.
That's all for today, Cade needs some mommy time.
XOXO
~Joce

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I love Jesus, my hubby, my 6 kiddos, my farm, good books and good food.