Thursday, May 29, 2008 

out next week

i will be out next week.
doing two sessions of cub scout day camp per day.
will be cub scouting from 8am to 8pm for 5 days.

lots of chicken news to come.

snagley out


Wednesday, May 21, 2008 

so what do you think of this

So honestly what is your opinion.

we are having a choose a caption contest tomorrow. stay tuned thrill seekers.

Snagley out.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 

this is your snagley on drugs

This is in answer to the Cake Lady

Has Bonaparte Snagley ever done drugs?
Nope I did not even see any till I was in my mid 20s.
I have lived and continue to live around people who have done drugs and are doing them now. I have not seen the glamour or the pleasure that drugs reportedly bring.
I have seen a brother in law who lives in a friend’s spare room after loosing his house, wife, cars, and job. He made a base of 50 + commission. He now makes less than ½ that. And has driven a wedge between his parents and will probably bring about their early deaths due to stress and worry.
I see this all the time. I volunteer at a homeless shelter sometimes and drug use is the main reason that they are full.

But there are plenty of things that I am not proud of that I will tell them not to do and not feel guilty about it. Just because I screwed up does not mean that I can’t tell my kids not to foul up too. I have the sex talk to give to one of my boys this weekend and while I was a virgin when I married. I fooled around in ways that I wish I had not. I will tell this about this in miniscule detail and explain my values and how I hope better for them.

I was afraid to use drugs. I did not avoid them for any other reason other than I never saw them. I was terrified of alcohol I had a grandfather who was an alcoholic who died long before me. His stories were legendary. Plus I worked around drunks at a local feed store and their lives never appealed to me much.
Wish I could say it was because I was so virtuous that I avoided it but that is the truth.
I do enjoy the fruits of the vine and the flavor of a cold brew now.

Snagley out


Thursday, May 15, 2008 

How to feed Bo Snagley

My favorite dish

I like to start with a bed of white rice
Next I like to apply a nice portion of hot black-eyed peas. (Not the Fergie variety)
Then two or three awe heck makes it 4 tablespoons of my wife’s homemade salsa
I like to chase this with a big glass of ice water (light ice).
As a side dish I like home made corn bread cooked in a skillet with real butter.

For desert my favorite is cold black berry cobbler.

But about once or twice a year.

I like to go to the local polar locker and buy some fresh 1-¼ inch t-bone stakes
I make my own basting sauce using butter, Lemmon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and some Tabasco for good measure.
I poke the steak full of holes with a fork.
For the fire I use only hickory and burn it to a bed of coals no charcoal.
I add about 4 green hickory branches to provide some smoke and then put on the steaks.
I baste the steak I don’t soak it. I turn the steak only once
While the steak is cooking I take some homemade bread and butter it and toast it butter side down.
I like a salad straight from the garden so this has to happen in spring to early summer when the lettuce is right. +
I like lettuce tomato, cucumbers, shaved radishes, and some bell peppers.
I like a nice merlot and I like my merlot lightly chilled (don’t start with me about that room temperature nonsense)

For desert I like strawberries and cream. Yes real cream.

Snagley out


Tuesday, May 13, 2008 

news from lake snagleybegon


My brother is ok. He has been smoking since he was 11 years old. This is what 41 years of smoking will do to you. And yes, my parents about tore his hind end up when they would catch him smoking, it did no good, if you want to smoke you do and when you are addicted you don’t care. I spoke to the cardiologist who installed his stint and did his balloon angioplasty he showed me his x-ray, and said he is a long term smoker isn’t he. He pointed to the vein and said this vein is almost always only blocked when the patient is a smoker. 30 minutes latter he would be dead.

Winifred is still an idiot. She is currently working 15 hours a week for 6.00 per hour. You do the math. She floats between her parent’s house and her sister’s house. She will fight with one and leave then fight with the other and leave. She is driving an old 70s Cadillac with a bad alternator. I am trying to not get too involved she keeps scamming us for money, and I don’t want to enable her to irresponsible behavior. I keep trying to take her to the largest employer in Alabama and get her to apply for a job. She refuses. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make a pig and a poke out of a sow’s ear, with a bird in the hand.

I am trying to get the garden in the ground but it keeps raining.

Son #2 is trying to save up to buy his own chickens. His pet chicken Patty laid her first egg today. He boiled it and ate it for lunch.

Son #1 is learning to write novels. His language book for home school is learning to write the novel way. He is excited.

Daughter has lost her middle tooth and looks even cuter. She is mad about having to learn math. I told her “sorry”.

Baby 17 months old now and is running around the house. He is a real cutie.

Wife is doing well. I got her a pearl and diamond ring for mother’s day.

Cub scouts day camp is coming up. I am looking forward to that.

I am doing ok.

I am having a really hard time not having a new baby in my house. I know that lots of folks don’t want lots of kids and to each his own but I am grieving about it. I always wanted at least 5 kids. I am still looking at adoption but most agencies don’t understand wanting 5 when you have 4 and put you way down the list. We are looking at international adoption now.

Questions please

And I am sorry I have not answered all of the tag your it posts.
Try me now and I will try to catch up. Be sure to leave me a comment if I am tagged or send me an email.

Snagley out.