Lannie, a few posting tips:
When you compose an extremely long post, like many of yours are, before hitting "Preview Post" or "Submit Reply" buttons, Copy all the post text to your clipboard
. That way, if server is acting up and doesn't post reply properly, you haven't lost your text. You can then recompose reply by simply pasting your saved text back in text box! You can also paste this into a draft word doc as backup.
Another thing that works when posting gets bogged down or returns an error is to use Browser Back Arrow
, which will take you back to the compose page. Then I would definitely copy and paste into word or text doc to save until issue resolved.
It's happened to me many times on Customer Service email pages where one has to type in long messages. Now, I always copy to clipboard before submitting, just in case.
I do all that, but I was still in the "composing" page when it went all wacko on me. Now I've just swiped and copied all the posts I intend to reply to, so at least I won't forget what I was going to say. And then I'll swipe and copy again after each reply, and again before posting. It's this laptop. It's weird and unfriendly to computer dufuses like me. Oh, and I don't have Word on this thing yet. I have to call my brother to use his Team Viewer thing so he can install it (and some other stuff) for me. I'm on wi-fi in the kitchen, but for that kind of download, he told me I have to take this to the basement and actually plug it directly into the modem, and I haven't done that yet because it's very cold down there and I'd rather be up here where the heaters are (and it's warm). I'll get around to it eventually.
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Good morning Peeps!
You all are already getting wound up?
Try again with pics of Horus. I'm really interested in seeing what he looks like. Pics of Oliver too!
I'll post his tiny little portrait as soon as I post this, K? Then I'll put the test pic up and see how it does.
Yes - I think there is a difference in butter - Even store bought ones. European etc...
I would bet Lannie makes some terrific butter!
My butter is excellent, but it's because I have good cream to work with. Cricket is 3/4 Jersey (VERY thick cream), so her cream makes really excellent (and very yellow) butter. Storebought regular butter is made from Holstein cream, and no offense to Holsteins (they're very sweet, too), they've been bred over the years to produce more and more milk, and the quality is not as good as a more heritage-type breed. Actually, beef breeds make the best milk in my opinion. It's more "homogenized" without being actually homogenized. The cream is a bit thinner than a Jersey or Brown Swiss, for instance, but their skimmed milk is rich and creamy and very enjoyable to drink. It's like store-bought full-fat milk, except without the plastic, flat, cooked taste.
I have found the best butter you can buy at the super market is Kerry's Gold.
I use the cheap stuff for cooking but for steamed vegetables and the likes i use the Irish butter.
I haven't had that kind, but I'm assuming it's butter made from Dexter cow cream. They're a smaller milk/beef breed from Ireland, sometimes called Kerry cattle. I'm guessing that's why it's called Kerry's Gold. And it would be gold if it was from pastured cows. All that wonderful beta-carotene!
I use the Kerry Gold as well - unsalted. Sometimes Plugara (sp) - Believe they have more fat content - softer, melt easier, and more yellow in color.....
All butter (real, actual, pure butter) is 100% fat. If there's any variation in fat content, it would be lower, and it would be because they've added something to it. Some "butter" has oil in it to facilitate spreading when it's cold out of the fridge, but oil is also 100% fat. There's a lot of fancy advertising out there (like "plant butter" WTH? it's just margarine!), but it's just to make you get a nice picture in your mind of something, so you'll be more likely to buy that thing instead of the other thing.
You guys know what "cage free" means for chicken and eggs? It COULD mean someone has a nice open place they let their chickens roam around in (like our 15 acre plot), but what it PROBABLY means is that the chickens are all milling around loose in a closed building with only one or two square feet of floor space per bird.
And "pasture raised" doesn't mean happy chickens running around free in a pretty green pasture, although technically it could. What it does mean is that the chickens have to have at least 10 minutes of access to the outside in each 24 hour period. TEN minutes. They open the door for 10 minutes, but most of those chickens, being confined in the building the rest of their 23 hours and 50 minutes a day, would be afraid to go out, so they don't. But when you buy chicken that says it was pasture raised, you get a warm fuzzy feeling about pretty chickens playing in the sun in a green meadow. Don't you?
To be honest, a truly pasture raised chicken is tough as rubber, because they run around a LOT. When we butcher some of our extra roosters, I LOVE the meat because it actually has a nice intense chicken flavor, but I can't just roast it or fry it. It has to be stewed, slow cooked for 24 hours or boiled to death. I usually throw the pieces in a pot with onions, celery, and some seasonings and boil it all day, then pull the meat off the bones, and use that along with the strained stock (VOODOO SOUP) to make Annoying Rooster Pot Pie.
It's one of our favorites. But if we want a chicken for roasting or frying, we buy a confinement bird at the store, just because you can actually chew the meat on them.
Posts like this one is exactly the reason there are NO young gun posters on the CT ! They don't have a clue who Francis is or what - lol Same goes for Jed , Ellie , Granny , Mr. Douglas , Ebb , Andy , Barnie , The dancing Bear , and the List goes on and on
I know all those! But you forgot Eleanor the cow! LOL!
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
I was reading backwards and I already knew this. It's on the Kansas State Website somewhere.
It works very well!
Axel got skunked not once but twice. Dumb dog for going back for seconds.
The expression on his face after the second hit was pathetic. Like I am supposed to help you? Hows about helping me by not playing with skunks?
The last time Missy got skunked, she was apparently trying to bite the skunk as it was waddling away, because she got it full in the mouth. O. M. G. She was SO sick! Drooling for days, literally, and the drool stank of skunk, as did her breath. I deskunked the outside of her, but there was nothing I could do for the inside, and she was miserable for at least a week. I was miserable, too, because she sleeps on the bed, and she kept exhaling skunk smell and drooling skunky puddles on the blankets. I was kinda hoping THAT would teach her not to chase skunks, but I have no doubt she'll eventually forget and need to chase another one. I just hope she keeps her mouth closed!