This is my view from the window over the kitchen Sink. Can you spot my little friend?The last couple of days we’ve had a few hummers going about their usual routine. We’ll keep the feeders up for a while yet for the benefit of the stragglers.
We had another go at tacos for supper. Mrs J says she loves tacos and says it with similar enthusiasm as when she says she loves French toast. I believe her, and not old Mrs. Butterworth.
I think this is the first time we’ve seen a whitetail covered with those sticky beggar lice. I guess I figured they were somehow immune to them.
Mrs J spotted this Monarch, still clinging to the pupa case, on one of my patio container pepper plants. We saw it fly away a little later.
When I smoked that last shoulder I had a foil pan under it to catch the drippings. I chilled that liquid so I could more easily separate the fat from the juices. I used all the fat to make a thick gravy. It took a lot of flour to make the roux so the gravy set up tight in the fridge. With a spider, I dipped the cooked potato pieces from the cooking water and used that starchy water and a whisk to bring a big spoonful of that cold gravy concentrate back to life. I really should freeze the rest of it.