Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sweet Taters!

Look at the size of this sweet potato!!! (Don't look at me, I needed a nap). I got about half way through the peeling process when Superman asked if I gotten a pic. I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that HE was the one who dug it up.

This is what we made from it. Notice in the above picture that Superman got out the fire extinguisher! What is he trying to say?

Then the chicks wanted to make fries. We were all craving a bit of salt and fried food. I think it's been over a month and a half since we've been to Chick -fil- a.It was all so tasty. We have more taters so I think we'll have a sticky chicken and sweet tater dinner this week. Then I'll put the fryer away for another 2 years!

On the same day . Many of us were in the kitchen when Hawk Nelson (our neighborhood hawk) started zooming in a flying sort of way around our oak tree. Then we saw the fuzzy little squirrel he was hoping to have for Sunday brunch. It was amazing to watch the drama play out.

My little chicks were not happy at all. Superman wanted to help Hawk by...well never mind. And I wasn't sure I wanted to see the poor little thing mangled before our eyes. But we watched on for a good 8 minutes. It was wondrous to see Hawk fly in almost slow motion around the tree branches and the little squirrel hide on the underside of the limbs, hoping to fool Hawk.

Hawk never caught the thing. He must have decided it wasn't worth his time and effort because he went to another tree and watched the little guy come out and run off.

Later when we were frying the taters I saw a little squirrel squawking like the owned the whole backyard. Better watch out!

It reminded me yet again of how pride goes before a fall...


Mom said...

I love all the fall colors. Give all the chicks a kiss for me.
Love, Mom

shekinahhvac said...

what a cute story. love it. the tators look too yummy. my hubby loves sweet potatoes. but he like them as fries with brown sugar/butter dipping sauce.

Thank you for the birthday wishes. I had a wonderful birthday. I'll be blogging it here soon!


Anonymous said...

That's quite a sweet tater! We rarely eat fried foods either-in fact, I don't even own a fryer. so when we want something fried I have to do it in a large pot I have that's pretty heavy-duty.

We have chickens-when they were still little and we had just moved them outdoors we discovered that we have a couple of hawks in our area. One morning while feeding my grandson (whom I babysit) the hawk decided that our chickens would make a pretty easy breakfast. Thankfully I saw and heard them sqwaking and was able to scare away the hawk. My dh was still home and went right out to put a covering over the chicken pen.
I know the hawks need to survive too but I'm glad that he didn't get the sqirrel while you were watching-I think it would be pretty awful to watch.

Fuschia said...

Thanks for stopping by the Land of Pink! The website is great, but you obviously have to add the Biblical point of view for yourself.
Hey, I live very near the Gulf Coast of Florida ;)