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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

Coal Creek Farm on Facebook

The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


Chili for a Million


A few days ago Sledge Hammer came out to Coal Creek Farm to make us his famous chili.  I can’t tell you how it warms my heart to see all these kids busy in the kitchen working together, making a meal.  It’s a wonderful sight.


Levi and I insisted that Sledge wear an apron and after a little protest he caved.  I love to torture that boy.  I was a bit concerned when I saw the summer sausage being diced…..where’s that going?  In the chili?


I was told to hush and get out of the kitchen.  So I kept my mouth shut and was allowed to stay.  Look at them,  they’re making dinner!!!  This is a significant occasion.  It might not happen again in my lifetime.  Which is okay, because Sledge made enough chili to last us a lifetime.


On the other side of the kitchen Ellen discovered that when you’re wearing mascara you need to step back to open a hot oven.  It’s happened to her twice now.  She was laughing and yelping, “My EYES!  My EYES!”


Maybe after melting her eyelashes for the third time she’ll remember.  Step back sister…save the face!


Laughing at other peoples’ pain…Sledge, I’m proud of ya, I knew we’d corrupt you eventually.

I have to admit I was impressed when Sledge found my spice cabinet without asking and even more impressed that he found what he needed in there.  Once upon a time I had an organized spice cabinet.  And now I don’t.  The End.


Thanks for dinner Sledge.  You make a mighty fine chili.  I ate it for three days in a row.


I think I liked nachos with Sledge chili better than any other nachos I’ve made before.  If you’d like to try some…I still have plenty in my freezer.

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