Harvest Bounty

We have been picking from the garden for the past few weeks but today we harvested all the ripe tomatoes and peppers. We grew six different types of tomatoes this year as well as Caralina Reapers, Ghost peppers, Habanero’s, Chili  peppers, Jalapeno peppers and a variety of sweet and bell peppers.

I love the fact that I know where my food is coming from and I can teach my children how to do it as well.

 

Green Tomatoe Salsa

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Ingredients:

16 cups of chopped green tomatoes
1/2 cup Jalapenos, chopped with seeds
2 cups Red Bell Pepper
2 cups of Onions
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup lime juice
1⁄2 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons of pickling salt
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
2 teaspoons black pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
2 teaspoons sugar

Directions:

Cook the green tomatoes, onions and lime juice and bring to a boil, remove from heat and use an immersion blender and smooth everything out. Then add remaining ingredients and bring to boil and cook for 15 minutes.

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Fill sterilized pint jars and process in a water bath canner for 15 minutes.
Yields 7 Pints

Carolina Reapers

Here are a few pics of my Carolina Reapers that I grew this year. I have already gotten a few dozen peppers picked so far. I have been making some HOT and I mean Hot salsa this year using these and a mix of other peppers from my garden.

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Frog Giggin

Took Katie out tonight for her first experience frog gigging. She handled the spiders and everything else that goes with it pretty good. We lost a few in the process but I had a blast sharing this experience with her and my son. She also caught on quick on how to clean and prepare the frog legs.

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3rd Annual Wilder’s Scooters & Shooters for Hooters

Want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that showed up to this years Wilder’s Scooters & Shooters for Hooters poker run. Had  a great turn out with over fifty bikes participating in the poker run and close to 250 people in attendance.

A lot of hard work went into this event and I would like to thank my cousin Charlie and his wife Nikki Fuqua for putting this all together.

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 There was live music all day courtesy of some great local bands that performed for the event. The day started out with the Lynnette and Steve Smalley performing followed by the Dave Liles Band and finishing out the day with Never Again, who put on one hell of a show.

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I haven’t gotten any word yet how much money was raised yet but when I do ill post here with an update.

You can view random pictures taken from the event here

Big Gal

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Fish Ohio 24 inches long and don’t ask where I caught her.

Bluegill Fishing 7/14/16

Had to cut my fishing trip short today due to a unforeseen incident, I slipped while trying to cross a ledge and fell in waist deep. Luckily i landed on a rock ledge or else I would have been way over my head. Sometimes you take chances trying to find the sweet spots and sometimes you make it and sometimes you dont. Ended up with 8 nice bluegill for the day.

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Homemade Cooler Livewell

I finally gotten around to making myself a homemade livewell out of a old cooler that my brother gave me. I’m using a Pacific Hydrostar 158 GPH Submersible Fountain Pump that I picked up for around 10 bucks and Aqua Culture 20-60 Gallon Aquarium Air Pump for around the same amount.

Livewell Cooler

 

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Cobb Lake 7/10/16

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Cobb Lake 7/9/16

Starting vacation on a good note, fished at Cobb Lake today and landed some nice bluegills. Now I just got to decide where to fish at tomorrow.

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