Hello friends and welcome to the blog!
It’s been a difficult couple of days following the rhubarb fest. Something happened to the blog recently – the emails stopped working and all the sidebar widgets vanished. It was a mess but almost everything is back in place… along with a new 17 character password. Hopefully the RSS and emails are again functioning. If you automatically receive updates, please leave a comment to let me know the messages are going out. Many thanks! ** UPDATE on 06/09/2015 ** — Looks like it’s fixed… We’ll see how that goes!
You might have noticed the new feature – the wish list on the right of the blog. That was my sister’s suggestion. The blog is a hobby and I never expected it to make much money… and it hasn’t. But for those who enjoy reading the posts and have contemplated a contribution, I’ve put up an Amazon Wish List with inexpensive options such as fish hooks, trout bait, drone batteries, etc. Even Jesse has a presence on the wish list. If you’re buying something from Amazon and need to tack on a few bucks to receive free shipping, please consider adding one of these items. It would be greatly appreciated, will be mentioned on the blog, and I’ll show the items in use.
The picture above is some of the fish leftover from the recent trip to Decorah with Jesse. Though beer battered trout is a favorite, there was no beer in the house and Diet Coke wouldn’t work so well… but something else was available… Instead of adding beer, I used a can of Mike’s Harder Lemonade. The resulting batter had a refreshing citrus flavor to it. That’s fresh cilantro on top as well as some cilantro-lime aioli sauce. The fish and sauce were used in a low-carb wrap and it was very tasty. Of course, Jesse got his percentage of the fried trout, as well.
Work is still going great but is keeping me very busy on a full-time basis. I’ve got some plans for later in the week though. We’ll just say the next project involves “shaking the bushes” a bit… More about that soon!
Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Have a terrific late spring day!
Brad and Jesse James
Jones County, Iowa