You remember how a few days (weeks?) ago I posted this:
It remains, and while I’m not psychic, I’m pretty sure this record will stand for a LONG TIME, the BEST. VIDEO. EVER.
Well, before I posted it, I sent an email to my buddy Eric, who runs the Garden Fork media empire (and, as always, a TOTAL PLUG for you to go to the blog, support it, love it, and help make it more wonderful than it already is). I was a touch under the weather at the time. A transcript of the email chain follows: (Certain Identifiers removed or changed. Where identifiers were changed, brackets were used…)
i’m thinking i may not have replied to your email here. BUT we did read it on GF Radio, with Rick bowing to my awesomeness!
On Jan 28, 2012, at 6:10 AM, [wordie] wrote:
> 1. 5 Labradors
> 2. FLAME THROWER
> 3. Propane torch.
> 4. Beef.
> 5. BEST. VIDEO. EVER.
> I credit you, Sir, for helping my bronchitis go away with that video. It has power. Also, it’s impossible to get a ribeye “too rare”. Just flame thrower it and wave it in the general direction of the oven, and you’re good to go. (Pepper should always go at the end otherwise it scorches, which is a travesty against beef.). I’m still trying to wrap my cold-medicine addled brain around the flame thrower. How did I not see the usefulness of this object before? More importantly, how can I convince the Valentine’s Day Fairy or the Easter Bunny to bring me one?
> I hope you don’t mind my inevitable sharing of this video on my blog. All credit will be given to you, Sir, the King of Flame Throwers.
> I bow to your awesomeness.
> [wordie] from Texas
> Sent from my iPhone
And, look! As an added bonus, like a bloggy Valentine, he attached a pic of the second handsomest black Lab in the entire universe. (The Sir, of course, being the MOST handsome…) His name, unless I’m getting my Gardenfork labs mixed up, is “Moose” and DARN he is a good lookin’ Lab. And, I’ll confess, Eric, “Moose” was going to be the name of the second Labrador which is in the planning stages right now (mama and daddy, DO NOT WORRY YET…the fact that I am planning this far in advance for Lab #3 should actually comfort you…and mama, the jury is most CERTAINLY still deliberating on the “no more boy dogs” issue. It will likely be a hung jury, and we’ll have to retry the case in a few months.), but since your Moose was here first, obviously you have the dibs. I’ll think of another fantastic name. Like, “Tiny”, or “Doesn’t knock visiting dignitaries over trying to greet them”, or “Doesn’t Eat Drywall”. (We live in hope, right?)
I would post a link to the radio section, but I have no idea which episode it is, so maybe Eric will chime in with the appropriate link.
Also, I post for your enjoyment, the funniest Gardenfork video EVER.
I *heart* Chris Kimball and all of his empire, but this is darn funny.
I will be using a hybrid of Eric’s
gardening tips and Pioneer Woman’s
gardening tips this summer. The hybrid is because Eric makes things simple, and isn’t afraid of things not going exactly as planned-he rolls with it. (Kind of like my 95 year old Uncle Ralph. The secret of the longevity, I’m certain, is that he never got going fast enough to incur any stress in his life. Water, duck’s back, etc.) And then PW because her soil is going to be a great deal like our soil out here at the Ranch.
I wanted to do some beekeeping (for those of you who know me, yes, yes I have gone completely batty, but the way Eric suits up before playing with the bees gives me a bit of confidence that I won’t look like that scene from the movie, “Hitch” after I get done messing with their habitat.) and I also wanted to raise chickens on the Ranch. Mama, a.k.a, “The Fun Killer”, firmly vetoed both of those completely reasonable suggestions. But I still get my garden provided I spend every weekend during growing season at The Ranch, picking the stuff that’s ready to pick, and canning it RIGHT THEN. (I have a boatload of canning supplies, but I am still looking for a pressure canner…if anybody has one that they are dying to get rid of, please let me know…or if anybody has one that wants to share, I’ll return it in better shape than I received it. I already have a water bath canner…)
I am going to order my seeds from this place
. And I’m kinda excited, but I have NO CLUE what to plant when. Advice would be most certainly appreciated.
At any rate, it’s bedtime, but I just wanted to let you know that we’re famous!
PS-Eric, I’m still waiting on the brisket post… 😉
PPS-Experienced gardeners, please message me and walk me through this.