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Red Oak Cutting/Serving Board

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This 13″ x 28″ solid red oak cutting board received a couple of coats of non-toxic mineral oil and a wax treatment (not what you are thinking although a shot of mineral oil and a wax never hurt anybody) and … Continue reading

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Tomato Sauce on Grill?

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Each year people buy millions of jars of commercially produced tomato sauce from grocery stores.  This food item is a fundamental building block of our diets.  However, cooking fresh tomatoes on the stove to a mouth watering sauce is as … Continue reading

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Makes 2 Gallons

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But, if you’re like me, you’ll probably want to make a lot more.  Below you’ll find the details of my fresh salsa recipe.  Making salsa has become a late-June to early-July ritual that provides us with salsa through the winter … Continue reading

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Painted Buntings

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Spring in the lower MS delta brings many varieties of songbirds that favor the swamp as the place to make their nests and raise their young.  As always, we are always on the lookout  for the arrival of our “holy … Continue reading

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Horned Owls

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At the east end of the property, there is a woodlot of Honey Locust trees that my grandfather planted.  He planted this patch of trees to grow fence posts for his dairy farm as Locust is one of the most … Continue reading

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Beer – good

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What you see here is a culmination of instincts, ingredients, time and a fusion of them into libations that bring much joy to our humble home. Beer – good! Currently we have (from left to right) an English Brown Ale, … Continue reading

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Red Oak Salvage

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In the hardwood bottom-lands of the Mississippi Delta, large oaks, maples and hickorys die every day.  Some just get old and fall.  Some are unlucky enough to get struck by lightning and crash to the ground suddenly.   In any … Continue reading

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Laminated Hickory table with natural bark edge

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  This hickory table uses 1×4″ boards that were reassembled using a biscuit joiner to give the appearance of a solid slab.  The bark on the edge pieces were kept for added interest and gives the table a rustic look. … Continue reading

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Hickory Table – Revisited

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The hickory table made it’s way through the shipping process to Seattle and is shown here installed in it’s new living room.  I got a message that the table passed the cat test and the picture below seems to confirm. … Continue reading

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Cilantro

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Beginning each fall and into winter we enjoy one of the most coveted herbs in our garden.  This part of the year is always the best time to grow cilantro in the MS delta as our sweltering hot summers are … Continue reading

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