The Evolution of a Modern-Day Farm Wife

Ok class, get out your pencils.  It’s time for a pop quiz!

I know, I know–but I’m still in summer school, so humor me!

Can anyone tell me what these are?

Anyone?

Ok, maybe this will help…

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller, Bueller, Bueller?

Ok, here’s another hint…

This is what is normally found at the location of the mystery balls.

Good job!  So we know it’s my couch.

But what ARE the mystery balls that are on the couch?

I’ll give you one more hint.

This is where the mystery balls should be…

Anyone?

BINGO—soybean seeds on my couch!

Lordy, Lordy! 

Please don’t judge me.

I won’t even show you my washing machine.

Trust me, it’ll give you nightmares. Nightmares!!

The above photographic pop-quiz is evidence that we are knee deep (err, pocket deep?) in soybean planting.

When I say “we” it should be noted that the guys on Baldwin Farms are knee deep in soybean planting–this might help solve the mystery of who put the soybeans on my couch.

I'm not pointing any fingers.

Either way, they are the ones in the fields planting, and delivering the fertilizer, and moving seed, and dealing with mechanical issues–all while ALSO checking wheat fields to determine how close the wheat is to harvest.

They are the ones who go home dirty, and weathered, and exhausted.

I’m just knee-deep in dirty laundry, and meal deliveries, and taking pictures (and chillin’ with Swirls the Cat in the air conditioning).

And while it seems like the pile of dirty jeans and socks just N-E-V-E-R ends, I won’t bore you with those details (or pictures).

I WOULD like to show off what I’ve been doing in the kitchen.

Keep in mind, I’m NOT a domestic diva–my sister got all of those genes.

Lucky punk!

If I were to ever have taken a cooking class, I would probably have failed–miserably.  Let’s just say my style of cooking relates more to Dirty Jobs than America’s Next Top Chef.

BUT, I might have had a breakthrough.

I was missing my momma's spinach salad, so I made my own. Sorry Mom, now that I know how to make this stuff, I won't be able to visit until Thanksgiving (just kidding).

How to make Dutch Spinach Salad–

1.  Go out to your garden and pick a lot of spinach and two little green onions (avoid the areas Buddy the Dog frequents).  And be sure to wash them–just to be safe (and sanitary)!

2.  Fry up some bacon on the stove.

3.  While the bacon is frying, combine the following in a bowl:

  • 1 egg
  • 3 (or so) tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (or so) of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • About 2/3 cup of water

4.  Once the bacon is done, remove it from the pan and place on a paper towel to get the excess grease off.

5.  After you’ve “blotted” all of the excess grease off the bacon, take the egg mixture and, wait for it, wait for it…pour it into the bacon grease still in the pan!!!

6.  Cook and stir the egg mixture with the grease until it thickens, then pour the hot “dressing” over the spinach.

7.  Garnish with the bacon and the chopped onions.

It’s sooooo gooood!!

And if I can make it–anyone, ANYONE, A-N-Y-O-N-E can make it!

That’s all I’ve got.  The rest have been bologna sandwiches, potato chips and applesauce.

Sorry Paul Deen, I’m a failure.

Class dismissed.

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Comments on: "Pop Quiz From The Farm" (2)

  1. MaryAnn James said:

    You started my morning off on the right foot, Kim. I always enjoy your humor and you have such a way with words. We are headed to the farm to work cattle this morning before the heat gets to us. Take care!

  2. Linda Ogle said:

    Kim, loved the blog. Nice way to start off the day—good laugh. Salad looks good and as we do like salads alot might give it a try. Not sure about the egg thing???????

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