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Things Are Different In The Country

I know that city-folk take their clients golfing to close a big sale…

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Is going turkey hunting before unloading cotton seed the country equivalent?

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April 23, 2009 - 9:15 am

Tammy - I’m pretty sure it is. Of course, I live next door to a golf course AND 5,000 acres of nothing, where the turkey huntin’ goes on – so I guess you could say we have the “best” of both worlds? Not sure the turkeys agree…

Speaking of bird brains:

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April 23, 2009 - 9:16 am

Karen - I wonder what you use to close a deal in the burbs? Maybe a casserole? I don’t know? All I know is that it looks like heaven in your pictures.

April 23, 2009 - 9:34 am

the Cotton Wife - Tammy, I think the turkeys would protest!

Karen, that made me laugh – a casserole sounds like an excellent idea. I did feed West (the guy up there on the cell phone) breakfast the other day. Does that count?

April 23, 2009 - 11:26 am

Fencepost - Of course, or maybe early morning fishing.

April 23, 2009 - 2:22 pm

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com - LOL! If it is, at least it’s less dull!

April 23, 2009 - 6:06 pm

Caution - The deal closer in our ‘burb is beer. Just beer. Since we are non-drinkers, I choose to blame the beer for any lost deals we might encounter.

April 24, 2009 - 12:57 pm

Kelly - What happened to the days of just getting a seed dealer hat…or a rain gauge :)

April 26, 2009 - 5:33 am

Daniela - Of course it counts. In the country if guns are involved, then the deal is sealed..haha

April 27, 2009 - 7:36 am

Kath - With truckers its a hat or another little calendar you can stick on the dashboard!!! Or a coat if the new spendy truck cost more than any semi ever should .

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The Corn ‘Tis Planted

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We finished planting corn this week here at the farm. At this point, frost still might happen but the soil and air temperatures have been just right for planting – besides, the corn can take a little frost.

 

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We didn’t disk or plow the soil – we simply planted right on over what was left over from last fall. Just like I wrote about here, the idea is to keep erosion (and fuel costs, labor, etc.) to a minimum.

 

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See all those yellow bucket-type things on the planter?

 

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Those all have to be filled with seed.

 

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Which means that bag…

 

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After bag…

 

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After bag…

 

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Has to be opened, carried and dumped.

So then how is it that the trash is too much to carry out?  I wish someone would explain that to me.

April 21, 2009 - 8:46 am

Carrie T - I like the third pic of CH and his grin.

TNT and I got our tractor ready over the weekend for corn planting. I cleaned the inside while he serviced it. Hopefully with the 3.48″ of rain we received over the weekend we’ll have a nice harvest.

April 21, 2009 - 11:45 am

Kath - Planting here is starting now. Hubs has been hauling fertilizer and staying quite busy with it.

We will head to WY soon to plant the oats.

Hauling out the garbage isnt as intriguing tho!!! LOL

April 21, 2009 - 1:26 pm

Fencepost - It’s all in the name of progress.
Taking out the trash is not progress. Atleast that’s the answer I get.

April 21, 2009 - 6:49 pm

RazorFamilyFarms.com - Cool. I love your blog.

Got a giveaway going on over at my place you should totally check out, btw.

April 21, 2009 - 7:27 pm

Karen - If you figure out the trash thing, you will have to let us all know.

April 21, 2009 - 8:22 pm

Tammy - Because taking out the trash isn’t a manly man job. Sheesh. I thought every woman knew that.

Perhaps if you hang the trash cans on your planter …

April 22, 2009 - 6:40 am

Ranger - My pastor’s wife once said to me, “I don’t do trash.”

I use it all the time for similar projects like: “I don’t do spiders, etc.”

If it’s good enough for her . . .

April 22, 2009 - 7:47 am

anna - I tell the trash man at our house that I’m gonna have to fire him all the time, my threeats are ineffective though.

April 22, 2009 - 8:34 am

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com - Blog posts like this really drive home how removed my life is from agriculture. It makes me want to go see the country and see the planting in action.

April 22, 2009 - 11:21 pm

califmom - It’s probably good my people gave up farming a couple generations ago. My allergies are so bad, I can’t even go outside for an hour before I’m miserable. Just looking at those pictures makes me sneeze. ;-)

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Talking Turkey

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Wild turkey (no… not that Wild Turkey!) tends to be a little tough so finding a good way to cook it can be tricky.

Or not so tricky, if I just listened to my dad in the first place.

He told me to cut it up into chunks and fry it and omigawd, he was right! I can’t say it tasted like chicken because it was so much better – very flavorful and juicy.

Here’s what I did:

Start by cutting up the raw turkey breast into chunks. What sized chunks?? Let’s see… bigger than a Reese’s Cup but not as big as a Hershey Bar – does that comparison work?

 

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Next you’ll need some seasoning. This is my favorite – it’s made by Gold Medal. Shake a bunch of this into flour and your turkey will come out mmmm-mmm-sumkinda-gooood.

 

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Make sure to coat each piece thoroughly.  You want it to stick.  Meanwhile, heat some vegetable oil on medium-low heat.

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Speaking of sticking – when you put the turkey (or any kind of meat) into hot oil don’t be in a hurry to move it around. Let it get a little brown. Otherwise the breading will come off.

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See what happens if you leave it alone? Purty golden brown-ness. Let it get this color on both sides… it won’t take long – maybe 10-15 minutes total.

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I served these with a big bowl of mashed potatoes and some peas. Biscuits would have been an awful nice addition though!

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This is SO easy and the best way yet I’ve found to prepare wild turkey. Of course, if you still prefer your wild turkey bottled I really can’t blame you.

April 17, 2009 - 4:14 pm

Dianne - Oh my, Jennifer! That looks GOOD! hmmm….maybe I should my eyes open for one of those big ol’ wild turkeys up here on this mountain!

April 17, 2009 - 6:29 pm

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April 17, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Fencepost - That looks delicious. I will definitely keep this in mind for the next wild turkey.
Love that picture at the top.

April 20, 2009 - 12:10 pm

Liz A. - I’m pretty sure I would have to hit one with my car to try that recipe. Not much of hunters up here in the mountains.

The Wild Turkey Honey in the bottle is delicious. Wonder if you could combine they two.

Of course it’s good fried. What isn’t?

April 21, 2009 - 1:24 pm

Klutzy Mama - Oh mercy, that looks wunnerful!

April 21, 2009 - 7:33 pm

Karen - Oh that sounds and looks divine. I could almost smell it. Unfortunately, there are no wild turkeys around here. I wonder how pheasant would be cooked like that?

April 22, 2009 - 5:04 am

the Cotton Wife - Karen,

My mom says she has a great pheasant recipe. We have one hanging around on our farm these days. Which… is weird because pheasants aren’t native here!

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