I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Monday, August 24, 2009

AND THE SKYS ARE CLOUDY ALL DAY.

if you start at the bottom of the cloud pictures you'll see how the clouds changed in 15 minutes. I forgot to pick my okra when they were 'ripe' so this is the size of them when I finally picked them. They could be used as daggers...There was no way you could eat these suckers...so I boiled them up then froze them so I could just use them for flavor when I make soups this winter..or not...Look at my clouds..ain't they grand?


























































19 comments:

Ted Amadeus said...

Chop up the okra in beer-batter and deep fry it in Canola oil (heart healthy, no trans-fat).
Yum!
That cloud shit went on in Tucumcari all the time. You'd see a storm coming long before it got there - good thing, too!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Reminds me of that Joni Mitchell song . . .

Intense Guy said...

Those clouds look like one of those "Sound and Fury" storms that drop no rain.

They have an electrify excitement to them.

Yankee Girl said...

I am always jealous of people who have gardens. I do not have a green thumb, so I shop the local farmers market.

kanishk said...

like one of those "Sound and Fury" storms that drop no rain.
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sageweb said...

I love the clouds. Very nice. I have no idea what size okra looks like when picked at the right time..but you are very clever to use it as soup stock.

Ted Amadeus said...

Got a free, humongous zuccini @ work I'm gonna take my own advice with tonight!

jan said...

I've never tasted an okra so I wouldn't know what a bad one tasted like.

jan said...

I'm totally jealous of your clouds. We haven't had one since May.

Sling said...

The clouds are awesome!
Too bad the harvest is unsuitable for okra fritters..I know how much you love them.

themom said...

Love me some cloud pictures. Any wetness fall out of them? I thought I say some rain clouds in west Texas (thx to Weather Channel widget)? I'm not sure how I would feel living in such a dry environment...but I guess you are used to that. :)

Buzzardbilly said...

Now you've got me wanting some hot pickled okra in a bad way. A really bad way. Like I might have to go to the store because that's where it lives.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

ted: that okra was so dry and hard it wouldn't even cut ...any time okra gets bigger than 3 inches or so they are usally too tough to eat..
debra:which song?
intense:we got rain..about 30 minutes when we needed 3 days worth..it got that way today too and i was dancing my ass off for it to rain...nada...sigh* bet it rained in houston.
yankee:i have a lot of pots full of stuff..you'd be surprised what you can grow in pots..need to plant some squash and eggplant..
sage:you never ate okra? oh you poor child.
ted:good idea.
jan:i love okra..can't believe you havent had any..i love pickled okra too...it's the best.
we get lots of clouds..just nothing in the fuckers.
sling:i love texas clouds..and still have some okra left over from last picking so will make some fritters this weekend..
themom:west texas is a whole different part of the country than west, texas..haha...like over 500 miles away.
bb:at least once a year i send mojo a big ass jar of pickled okra..seems they cant be found in san francisco and she loves them ..

Rox said...

I've never had Okra either. Sounds too much like orca.

:o) Free Willy.

texlahoma said...

I noticed this is a good year for okra, sucked for tomatoes though, at least around here.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

great year for okra..i got 6 tomato tomatoes and one big tomato before the plants bellied up..
going to try some squash and egg plant

Anne Johnson said...

I've used okra that size in soup many times. In fact, most of the okra we Yankees get is that big. I guess they send us the stuff you guys won't buy.

Buck said...

I'm flying home to Texas on Saturday. And believe me, I'm gonna fix me a mess of "okrie" while I'm there. Just boiled with a slab of butter. Slime and all.

tina said...

love those clouds :)

you know, instead of clicking on your link off my page, i typed in your URL and mistakenly put yellowdoggranny (diff spelling) and got your blog from years ago! it's still up ;)