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Quite a full weekend, actually.

We received a phone call from the Dispatcher for County Sheriff on Saturday, about a black cow out on the highway nearby. Went out, counted heads (10, all present), and Houdini & I walked the fenceline (no holes or down stretches). Ergo, not our cow. I did drive the highway a short stretch, as the phone call implied the cow might not stay where she'd been chased off the road, the fence in that spot being broken.

No cow.

Then last night, right on about 21:45 another call from the Dispatcher for County Sheriff this time about a white bull, from the call fairly near where the previous sighting took place. Went out, head count (10, all present). Called Dispatcher back on both occasions to let them know there are no Unauthorised Absent Bovines from our herd. This is more important than it sounds, as those Dispatch logs may be subpoenaed for any case involving Bovine Vs. Automotive Vehicle, and even if the bovine wasn't owned by ourselves if there's no record of our responding to the call, could be dragged into the fracas as a consequence.

Solstice party on Saturday, saw all manner of friends and some whom I haven't seen in quite some time. Brought the Huge Whitman Sampler gift from Secret Santa. Skippy apparently thought I'd 'photoshopped' it into that photograph... or at least that's what I understand from comments in passing. Plus a visit on Sunday morning with a delivery of silicone chips in an array, and a hand-off of some goat and goat skulls.

Added some more to the Cheesy Piggie batch for another party on Sunday evening, however it seems the actual date got confused and that party took place on Friday evening. We missed it.

But there's plenty of Cheesy Piggie. Squrrl particularly seems to approve, since I drizzled some on their kibbles dinner Sunday.

A few other things, mostly kind of preparatory either for projects here or for posting various places. Some images I'll probably upload here as well, since the other sites I'm putting them on require specific membership. Still, progress overall. And a good time, right around the Solstice.

That, particularly, means a lot to me.

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fatfred
Dec. 22nd, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)

No. I didn't think you had photoshopped it.
I just didn't realize it was that big.
I hadn't looked closely at the picture. It's chocolate. I don't pay much attention to it.
madshutterbug
Dec. 22nd, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
I probably need to make it into a user icon. *G*
fatfred
Dec. 22nd, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)

Cocolate->You=User.
Yup.

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madshutterbug
Dec. 22nd, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
Moo
Eet mor chikn.
wedschilde
Dec. 22nd, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
if a cow wanders into your yard and no one notices, do you get to make pipi kaula?
madshutterbug
Dec. 22nd, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
Yes.

What's pipi kaula?
wedschilde
Dec. 22nd, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
pipi kaula is a hawaiian beef jerked meat. it's not thin like jerky. it should be... about two fingers wide. you can either warm it up to eat or... slice and stir fry with onions and green onions; serve over rice.

let me get you the recipe

4 pounds flank steak
2 cups soy sauce
1/3 cup Hawaiian salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (optional)
3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 Hawaiian chile peppers, crushed
2 cloves garlic, minced

Trim fat from steak and slice meat into long strips, about 2 inches wide. Blend remaining ingredients. In a rectangular baking dish, pour a little marinade and arrange a single layer of meat; add more marinade. Repeat until all of meat is in the marinade. Refrigerate 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Drain steak strips; reserve marinade. Place meat on cake-cooling racks set on foil-lined baking sheets. Oven-dry 6 to 7 hours until meat has a jerky-like texture.

Wrap and refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze up to 8 months. To serve, oven-broil 5 inches from heat until meat is heated through, about 3 minutes on each side. Slice diagonally.
madshutterbug
Dec. 22nd, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, my. That sounds delicious!

::turns to Cows::

I need a volunteer!...
wedschilde
Dec. 22nd, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
cows are always willing to volunteer for pipi kaula :D
curiouscat2
Dec. 23rd, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
did your mother arrive via the ot-tar express ok?
madshutterbug
Dec. 24th, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
Yos. Yos. And I knew what you meant. *G*

Though I haven't seen it since Springs spotted it...
curiouscat2
Dec. 23rd, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
oops
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