It’s Goat Balls

Clearly I can’t just have one post about balls this week. 

This evening while on the phone with my brother I was walking around petting the goats and stumbled upon…something.  I picked it up and my suspicions were confirmed.  Dessicated goat testicles.  One of my boys has apparently come all the way through the castration process.  And to show just how evil I am, I immediately had the idea to place it in my husband’s hand.

Now, just to show how evil he is (or that we are collectively) he recovered quickly enough from his revulsion to form an idea AND catch it on video. 

Here, my friends, is the meanest video ever made and posted on the internet (okay, maybe not…)  and as awful as you all no doubt will think we are, somewhere out there I just know that my uncle Jamie, at the very least, is laughing out loud right now.

Bacon – Wrapped Dates of Deliciousness

The other night at book club my friend Diana made these.  They were devoured in 2.4 seconds.  Okay, I exaggerate.  But not by much!  She explained how easy they were to make and I had to try it myself.  All you need are dried, pitted dates and bacon.  Wrap the dates with the bacon, stick them in the oven at 350 and bake for 30 – 40 minutes depending on desired amount of bacon crispness.

It’s the perfect balance of salty and sweet.  Plus, it’s bacon.  Paul agreed we could probably wrap his shoe in bacon and it would be delicious.

Emily left today for a camping trip with the Girl Scouts.  She’s going to have a blast, and I am thinking about teaching Neve how to crochet while she’s gone.  I’ll have to find Oona a fun project as well.  Maybe she can learn how to do laundry.