Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG


Every time the weather changes, without fail, I come down with something.  And I don’t know what I got this time, but I literally slept *all* weekend.  From Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon – and then Sunday evening I went back to bed and still slept pretty hard.  I feel pretty normal now, but wow was that ever weird.  I didn’t mind it, much, because I love to sleep.  And I had some of the *weirdest* dreams ever.  Don’t worry, I shall spare you.

In other news, last Thursday I attempted corn beef and cabbage, Happy St. Patrick’s Day, by the way.  I don’t know what I did wrong, but YUCK.  Last year we went to our friend’s house and they served it, and I loved it — it was the first time I’d ever had it. And then all year long I couldn’t wait for March to roll around so I could have it again… but nope, I did something *way* wrong.  I guess I’ll just stick with cabbage and spicy polish sausage.  Either that, or I’ll make sure to get another invite from friends who know what they’re doing.

And in otherly news… well, actually, I don’t suppose I have much other news.  I’ve been sleeping for the last 86 hours.  But I am glad to say that some of my seedlings are coming up in the little Dixie cups I planted them in, but sadly I don’t know what they are anymore because all the ink washed off the cups after I watered them, thus rendering them label-less. I guess we’ll figure it out when/if vegetables ever show up. 

Goat Update: no new babies

Chicken update: 40 (or so) new baby chickapeepers due this Sunday – which, incidentally is Bo’s 11th birthday.


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  1. Annemarie said,

    on March 17th, 2008 at 9:33 am

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    I didn't sleep for 86 hours, but I wanted to. Does that count?


  2. frogiggie89 said,

    on March 17th, 2008 at 10:04 am

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    They're due on Wednesday….You just *wish* they were due on Easter. :D:D

    Shall we candle them and see how many we've got?

    Aren't ya glad I finally commented?

    Wanna go to Walmart?

  3. drewsfamilytx said,

    on March 17th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

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    oooo… and 86 hour nap sounds spledinferous!

    Happy Birthday to Bobo! Make sure no one bakes this little chickies in a pie for his birthday…

  4. kellieann said,

    on March 17th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

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    Hmmm…must be some kind of TN bug, because I was sick and sleepy all weekend too. I only woke up every few hours to watch another movie.

    If you want another Irish recipe, I just posted one for shepherd's pie (in the crockpot!). It was yummy!

  5. said,

    on March 17th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

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    just checking in on the jenig farm. goats, chickens, fish and seedlings. lots of springtime fun around your house!

    hope you're feeling better soon though i can't say getting all that sleep would be all bad.

  6. foxvalleyfamily said,

    on March 17th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

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    Your nap sounds scrumptious – (aside from being sick, of course.) I wish I could get one of those! I'm glad to hear you are better!

    I love corn beef and cabbage too, but I've never made it, (mostly because I'm the only one here who would eat it.)

    Can't wait to see goat and chickie pictures!


  7. Anonymous said,

    on March 18th, 2008 at 7:12 am

    corned beef and cabbage

    get a BRISKET, boil with a teaspoon of allspice and 2 or 3 bay leaves, a dash of salt and pepper for 20-30 minutes. then, simmer with lid on for another 2 1/2 hours. Last 45 minutes, add carrot chunks (I use baby carrots), cut up cabbage and cut up potatoes.

    The cut of meat can make a big difference and there's not a whole lot you can do about that. We make it all the time, never on St. Patrick's Day, though.

    The sleeping bug is here in Maryland, too, btw.

  8. CaliCarolina said,

    on March 18th, 2008 at 9:18 am

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    I read yesterday that in Ireland, they ate cabbage and pork sausage on St. Pat's Day, b/c beef was hard to come by back in history. The corned beef part is Irish-American. I made some "Irish" garlic sausage (it said so on the package) and cabbage last night, but thought the sausage was yucky, so your idea of regular sausage and cabbage sounds good to me for next year. We watched August Rush last night, which had Irish people in it. 🙂

    Happy Birthday to your son!

  9. Kelley said,

    on March 18th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

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    I'll go to Walmart with Coie…I have a list…AGAIN.

    Sounds like fun with all the baby chicks.

    Happy Birthday to Bobo….who picks the nicknames…seems slight Coie to me.

  10. skdenfeld said,

    on March 18th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

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    Okay Jen, I think you suggested growing coconuts just so I could hear Zazu in my head singing 'I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts'…Thanks for that.

  11. drewsfamilytx said,

    on March 21st, 2008 at 10:26 am

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    It is SO Mrs. Igarashi!!!

    It looks like your little contest is mighty popular too. 🙂 See? I didn't even post my comment up there lest I complicate the winner selection process. Yup, thinking ahead… that's what I do after three cups of coffee.

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