We Are Deep In the Heart of Texas

Nomadic seasons of farming adventures with nature thrown in to include; a pinch of family, snippets of friends, counting our blessings, paying IT forward, home school, and the spicy things I decide to rant about.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Crock Pot Sunday, Cubby lends a hand.

     One of the things I love about this time of year is cooking warm meals of stew, soup, chili, or crock pot favorites.  This is cubby stirring shrimp into the gumbo after he helped me clean them.  He has gotten the knack of 'pinch & pull' when detailing and shelling shrimp and crawfish.  He has been a helper in our kitchen since he was in diapers.  The best way to combat picky eaters is getting them to: plan, shop, chop, cook, and clean.

     I hope ya'll are having a wonderful week.  Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving?  We usually just do a in-ground roasted turkey with a few sides and dessert.  Have you got all your holiday shopping done? I am happy to say that I have finished all the boys gifts.  Thank You! internet.  I don't do Black Friday because it is so not worth the hassle.

     We still have not found the cat from our last post but, we keep looking for it.  Sad thing is, I am afraid it has died by now without the neighbor finding it.  Our neighbor works extremely late into the night and is gone most days before sun-up.  So I am sending a little positive energy into the universe hoping he was able to free himself.

     How are ya'll enjoying The Walking Dead or American Horror Story?  My favorite character this season is Carol. I am glad to see her transition into a 'hard-nose survivor.'  Most of the time I am on team Rick or Michonne.  I currently have all ten hard bound copies of the entire comic series and usually reread them all throughout the year. On American Horror Story, Twisty the Clown is already dead but, I still am enjoying this Freak Show season mainly because of Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Angela Bassett, and Kathy Bates; those women rock the show each season.

So, what are ya'll looking forward to in the new year?
Take care,
Nekkid Chicken

Friday, November 7, 2014

Not Everyone Has a Great Day...Even on Pretend World Facebook

This morning, we found a cat in trouble.

     But, at 4 a.m. Momma can not see much and Dad had to get to the carpool drop off point.  So we took Pappa Bear to his ride and came back.....no cat.  Zephyr and I went to sleep and got up to find the cat.  In the morning, we got all gussied up in sleeves and boots with gloves and veggie oil just in case the cat was a scrapper.  We found him (a neighbor's yard cat) and started working to pull the can off -- No luck.
    While I held the cat and tried to soothe him.  Saenz cut a hole in the bottom of the can big enough for the cat to see light but, we  still could not pull the can off.  We kept working on the cat and got the can to budge some. As we were working the cat was calm and very quiet.  Miracles of miracles the cat was not a fighter or a scratcher.  I kept working on trying to get his ears back --- guess he got fed up with our attempts and just bolted up the driveway with can still attached.
    Zephyr and I took off after the cat because our next play was to take him to the vet in town.  Guess what, we could not find the darn cat; it disappeared in the field.  We looked for him but, luck.  We came out several time and still nothing.  All told, we looked for the cat about six different times to no avail.
    So this day did not turn out like a Facebook Fairytale for neither the cat nor us. :o(
Talk to ya'll soon,
Nekkid Chicken

Monday, November 3, 2014

Still Here!

How the heck have you, peeps been?

We are sticking it here on the place.  Life has been super busy the last year and a half.  We are still a family who home schools.  Hubby works for the Army down in Corpus Christi. Sid, Junior (his two girls), and Lisa have all moved back to San Antonio.  We have almost got our super quiet home back to where it was before March 2013. 

So, what has changed or kept us away for 18 months?  Well stay tuned and I may just write about our lives a bit to fill all of ya'll our changes.

How do you like what Cubby (Homer Simpson) and I (Tasty the Clown from American Horror Story) carved in time for Halloween?

I will be visiting ya'll soon.  Miss all of you!
Nekkid Chicken