Wednesday, July 30, 2008 

Snakes, beans, and onions

Son #2’s gift with animals does not, as it turns out, include snakes. He looked into the hen’s nest and found a 4-foot garter snake looking for mice and had a conniption fit.

Can’t say that I blame him, old no shoulders and I have not had a long and illustrious friendship. (Sounds like a Bo Snagley childhood post in the making) My wife verified the existence of said snake, it would seem now that I have a new job of snake eradication. I don’t particularly want to kill the snake, snakes eat mice and I have an overabundance of mice. However, I don’t want to be the one who has to feed the chickens and gather eggs henceforth and forever, that’s one of the reasons I had kids.
Ideas anyone.

In other news,

We are harvesting our green beans. Son one, Son two, daughter and I picked one third of a row and got 6 market baskets full. The row is 70 feet. We are getting lots of tomatoes and more peppers than we can handle. We have started leaving squash and zucchini in the cars of people that foolishly leave their windows open. And, believe it or not gentle readers we have corn this year. We got maybe a quart of blueberries this year the rest got eaten by marauding children. But a coworker gave me 3 gallons, which we froze.

We went to the farmers market and bought some peaches for our peach salsa and some for pies. We found some clear seed peaches for 5 dollars per basket; we bought 9 baskets and had some pies. The kids have lots of t-shirts with peach juice stains on them, but that’s what childhood is for.

We also bought 20 pounds of Vidalia onions and then were gifted with another 20 pounds of Vidalia onions from a friend. 40 pounds is a lot of onions. If you are not familiar with Vidalia sweet onions you should familiarize yourself, the best application is a cross section applied to a home grilled hamburger.

Well thanks for the comments on the previous post. I will try to post more often.

Snagley out.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008 

Ask Snag and News

Latest news update

I have not posted a lot lately.
My pleasure from posting has come from telling stories that are all flawlessly true from my youth.
But when I post these I get no comments and frankly they take a lot of energy to write.
I used to joke with Chuck back when he was around that I could post a picture an ingrown toenail and get tons of comments but pour my energies into a story and get Bubcus.
I have started telling about news from Lake Snagley, which gets mixed reviews at best.
I have tried ask Snagley posts and that works well some times.
So today I have decided to post news with a ask Snagley.

Son 2 may have some sort of gift with animals. It’s getting sort of freaky
He has always carried chickens and cats and other assorted animals around the yard his entire life. He told me the other day he had been catching birds in the back yard.
I sort of took this with a grain of salt until I saw him do it.
He would walk up to the bird feeder at a profoundly slow pace then reach up and grab a bird. Then the bird would chirp loudly and sit there till he would release the bird.
Then yesterday I get home and he says watch this Dad. He walked up to the bird feeder at a normal pace put up his hand and the bird stepped onto his fingers as if he were a parakeet. He then walked around the yard carrying this bird. He would point his finger straight up and the bird would adjust to the new position without showing fear. But if I walked up the bird would fly off.
He has named the bird Lulu.

Ask Snagley

Ask me a question I will answer it honestly.
Snagley out.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008 

Happy Birthday BO Snagley

Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday to me
i cant remember the rest of the words.

Snagley out


Tuesday, July 08, 2008 

I took an online iq test. i dont recomend you take it as it took me 30 minutes

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 

well its official "I cant sleep"

Well I have to go back to the sleep clinic.
Evidence shows that I wake up 14.5 times per hour.
I have to go back to the sauna, and get hooked up to a shop-vac running in reverse and set the pressures low enough so my eyes wont bug out. This is supposed to make me sleep better.

Evidently what happens is my throat is closing off while sleeping. This causes me to not breath. I have discovered it is not good to not breathe. The Doctor told me that if at all possible he would prefer that I breathe all night long. As he said, “Oxygen in your body promotes good health” I am assuming he is not referring to the cable network.

I said “Yeah doc that makes sense, but this time how about a room with air conditioning and towels and soap”.
He replied “sure as shooting Sleepy, this time you will not have to dry off with a bath mat and use antibacterial hand soap as shampoo”.
I said “Good that last time was just beyond horrible”.

So I am going back for another round.

In other news
I plan on posting garden pictures soon.
The adoption paperwork is in the works.
If anyone knows of a kid in need of adoption please let me know.
I am being serious.

Snagley out.