Sunday, April 28, 2013

Lawn Mowing Alternative

 The Farmer Hates Cutting Grass
Especially when the pasture is short
As you can see the sheep have eaten the pasture down

 No Problem
Step in temporary fence posts

A cable with clamps
Attach one end to the live wire of the electric fence

 Attach the other to the temporary fence

 Voila Nine little lawn mowers
And no gasoline required

The Farmer has plans to move this around to different locations as needed

Friday, April 19, 2013

Coconut Chicken

Coconut Chicken has been on The Farmers mind all week
The Farmers Friend posted the recipe on facebook
The Farmers Friend was announcing that
The Farmers Friends Wife was making the dish for supper
The Farmer has been obsessed ever since
So today he stopped at Pupo's Grocery in Welland
Boneless skinless were on sale this week

A small bag of sweetened coconut

One coffee grinder

Pulse till fine

Add bread crumbs to coconut in a baking dish
Never measure just wing it til you like the mix

 Slice the chicken in strips

 Dredge them in flower

 Flower all of them before the next step

 Now into beaten egg on the way to the bread crumb coconut mix

 Cover them completely with the mixture

 A parchment paper covered cookie sheet will help the cleanup
Convection at 350 f for 1/2 hour then flip
Another 5 to 10 minutes should do the trick

Just enough to get a golden tinge

A bit of hot chili sauce on the side takes the edge off the coconut

Some leftover fish crisp mix came in handy 
There was just a bit of extra chicken

Fish crisp is meant to be fried so these have a bit of powder on them
Not a problem for The Farmers Family
Baked is much healthier

All in all a wonderful recipe
Tasty and moist just the way you would want chicken

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Brown Work Socks

Work Socks Anyone

The Farmer has been called back to the factory!
Layoff over.
Onions and shallots are in
Arugula, peas and radishes seeded
Electric fence installed
Enough work socks made
Here are some pics of the latest ones

Please excuse The Farmers dirty pair 
added to the drying new ones just for the pic

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Quilt

Its The Farmers Wife's 50th
The Farmers Only Daughter's In-laws brought her a gift

Being that The Farmers Wife is a coronation street fan a British themed card

Personalized by The Queen and Prince
Well probably not.

The Farmers Only Daughter's Mother In-law is a quilter
She Made this gift personally for The Farmers Wife 

Isn't it fantastic !!

Its final resting place

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mulching The Garlic

Spring has sprung and weed season is fast approaching.
The Farmer is not a fan of weeds.
They appear as if by magic, Black Magic to be precise.
The garlic is ahead of the weeds so far,
The Farmer wants to keep it that way.

This was three weeks ago

The sprouts have lost their blanket of snow

It is now the first week of April.
All the snow is gone and the ground has dried.
The Farmer made a few calls and found straw.
100 bales of straw.

The ground is dry enough to walk on.
The cracks are a spring thing there is still lots of moisture there

 The Farmer invested in a bale mulching machine this spring.

Inside this device are blades attached to a shaft that spins.
As the blades spin the Tub slowly rotates. 
A blower blows the chopped straw down a 25 foot hose.
The Farmer sprays the straw like water over the garlic.

The hose is lying beside the bales

The Farmers Wife did the loading job while The Farmer applied a nice coat onto the garlic

 It looks beautiful with 50 bales applied.
The Farmer and The Farmers Wife are very itchy.
They will leave this for a while and see how it holds in the wind.
A nice rain would help but for now they wait.
50 more bales await their fate.