Greetings from the Greasy Spoon Restaurant. For supper we had deep-fried fish, deep-fried mushrooms, and deep-fried corn fritters. We have been greased up. This is the batter I used and it worked well: Long John Silver's Fish Batter
3/4 cup flour 2 T cornstarch 1/4 t baking soda 1/4 t baking powder 1/4 t salt
3/4 cup water Mix together.
We had rain over night- not a lot, but ice was on trees and stuff outside. The ice never fell from the top 1/2 of the trees today because it just didn't get warm enough. It snowed in Watertown. I can forget about making apricot jam this summer because the blossoms have frozen. This cold spell is going to last a couple more days.
Terry counted hens yesterday and 1 red one was missing. Today she was still gone, so we think a raccoon got her or she simply died from old age. All 6 of the hens were here on Monday- 2 red and 4 black ones.
Yesterday I made Terry French toast for breakfast. This morning he figured I should do it again. Ha-ha-ha- that was funny. After some discussion, we decided he lives in an alternate reality.
Terry had one more light to put up and he put it up in the machine shed. Wow! Now we can see in the corner behind the supply bins.
We heard the news that our niece Janet had a baby girl today.
At least 20 years ago I bought a wooden shelf. For those 20 years it has been sitting in the basement, on its end in a closet. I decided it was time to do something with it, so I painted it a bright golden yellow and tonight Terry helped hang it in the garage over the closet doors. Getting it hung up was quite an ordeal because Terry kept saying it had to be secured really well because I might put really heavy stuff on it. I know you can't just put screws in the sheet rock and expect them to hold, so finally I told him I thought I'd put canned goods on it, so yes, we'd better use those 3 inch screws. He cut 2 2x4's about a foot long to nail to the studs on the back side so the screws would be anchored really well. I think he could hang from it and it wouldn't budge. I put knick-knacky stuff on the shelf.
Marcy's calf looked much better today, so we put him in the pen with her. He sucked whenever he wanted to, BUT he thinks the front teats are the only ones that work. So tonight he looked kind of hungry, but not hungry enough to suck on the rear. We separated them again and tomorrow morning I'm quite sure he'll be ready to put his head down and reach a little further.