I made a big batch of sauerkraut and took some really cool pictures of the process.
Unfortunately, I do not know how to upload pictures on my “new” computer. By new computer, I mean the laptop Ellie bought with her mostly her own money in 2009, sold to Levi for $20 about a year and a half ago. Levi said I could have it about six weeks ago.
It runs much faster than the IBM ThinkPad that was given to me by some very good friends five or six years ago.
Look up “technological leper” in the dictionary – my picture will be by the definition.
Look up “contagious and terminal technological leper” and you will see a picture of Joe. Joe is the guy that used to help out on our farm and now works with me full time at my off-farm farm job.
Joe broke down and bought a cheap pay-as-you-go cellphone last week. The only other cellphone he has owned was one of those big bag phones from the 1980s. He was pretty fascinated and excited about it the first day.
Two days later, he had taken a hammer and driven a 16 penny nail through the middle of the phone.
I had to buy cabbage to make sauerkraut because Jenifer had sold all our cabbage. I had to buy cabbage from my work farm that we had started from seed, transplanted, cultivated and harvested. That felt a little odd, but fair, since I am being paid to grow the stuff.
I bought 20 pounds, brought it home and shredded it. It filled a 30-liter crock about halfway. Just for fun, I added 15 chopped-up Serrano peppers and three Thai peppers to see what will happen.
Dean Mullis writes from Laughing Owl Farm in Richfield; email@example.com.
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