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flaflwrgrl
Nov 26, 2011 9:38 PM CST
Holy catfish Batman! That's some catch ya got there Shoe. Bet it was good eating too. Glad to hear you took some time off & did some down time. Makes a body feel good doesn't it? Enjoyed the recounting of your day.
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Sharon
Nov 26, 2011 10:28 PM CST
Ahhhhh Shoe, yeah, I reckon I can relate.
What a great day you had. I was right there with you, jigglin' over the rocks, watchin' the sunset.
Yeah. Good for you, my friend. Good for you.

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vic
Nov 27, 2011 4:34 AM CST
Great story Shoe and yum-OH on the fat cat Big Grin

Hank still thinks it's a 15 pounder Thumbs up
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Horseshoe
Nov 27, 2011 9:57 AM CST
Hah, I could feed the local food bank if it was a 15 pounder, Vic!

Thanks, All.... next time ya'll can come along.

Hope your T-giving Days were good ones, too.

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MaryE
Dec 7, 2011 11:26 AM CST
Yummmm, that fried catfish looks good! The only times I've ever eaten catfish were when we visited Hubby's relatives in Virginia, and when I went to Kentucky to visit our friend Lisa. I'm glad you enjoyed a day just fishin and enjoying a slow, relaxing time.
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Dec 7, 2011 2:11 PM CST
Hwdy, Mary...

I have no doubt Lisa cooks up a fantastic catfish meal. I imagine you also had plenty of other seafood with it...shrimp, crawfish, maybe even some alligator tail.

Always nice to see ya. I hope you and hubby had a great Thanksgiving meal also!

Raining here today so get to putter and read a bit, a rare treat. Hope ya'll are doing well, not entirely snowed in yet and able to get out and about taking care of the horses.

Best to you both!
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MaryE
Dec 7, 2011 2:49 PM CST
No 'gator, but probably because she didn't have any. I took her some lamb chops, and smoked salmon. Jesse did the catfish honors in the fryer outside. We ate at the RU two days and nights, so there wasn't a lot of opportunity to sample a lot of Lisa's cooking except for the gumbo she took to the RU.

Not only do we not have any snow today, we have sun and the temperature is above freezing by a couple of degrees. I salvaged some sun chokes from the co-op yesterday, dug a couple of holes through the partly frozen soil, added compost and stuck them in the ground. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Do you grow them?
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Horseshoe
Dec 7, 2011 3:27 PM CST
I grew them quite a number of years ago. Even grew enough to sell to the local co-op, where I was selling eggs at the time.

I like them best raw, sliced in salads but also cooked some like you boil potatoes and seasoned with S&P and butter. Not bad but mine were so bumpy and such they were hard to peel. I now wonder if it would've been easier to peel them with a spoon, like I do ginger root, just scraping off the skin.

Hope you have a good crop!
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Name: Mary
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MaryE
Dec 8, 2011 8:19 AM CST
I think I'd be inclined to just scrub the sun chokes with a stiff brush instead of trying to peel them.

We sell ginger root at the co-op, and I have seen it in the produce section of the supermarkets. I guess all that fiber would give you a wad of good tasting stuff to chew on for quite a while, at least as good as gum, which my sister calls a tummy teaser, just promise it something and don't deliver anything, making it growl more. I understand that ginger is good for digestion. Can you grow ginger in your climate? And what about ginseng?
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Horseshoe
Dec 8, 2011 10:07 AM CST
Yep, you're right about the good stiff brush, especially in my red clay soil. Yuck.

I grew ginger years ago here but planted it too late and didn't get much of a harvest. And that, too, was in hardpacked clay soil. I should try it again in one of my raised beds which contains nice loose friable soil, and I could put plastic over it for an early start. It's a pretty long season crop but I'd have to go look it up to remember how long. Hmmm...and I was needing some ginger recently for kale I was gonna cook. Maybe I'll put that on my spring growing list!
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MaryE
Dec 8, 2011 4:43 PM CST
If you don't have a source for ginger roots for planting, check the grocery store. Now and then there is a wee sprout on a root.
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Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Dec 8, 2011 5:00 PM CST
Yep, that's exactly where I got mine years ago. You can grow a lot of stuff from the store. This past year I even bought some pinto beans from the bulk dried bean section and grew them out. Pretty fun!~

Off to bring in some fire wood. Brrrr....

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