Well for a Friday it was quite busy... Dialysis then home to do household chores. Then I worked with some great Master Gardeners mulching the Fairgrounds project. Then Back to Johnson City to run some errands. Now I am just waiting for my love to see if we are going to the local Astro's game. It's raining, but I could really see the fireworks. Doesn't that sound fun. Everyone have a wonderful weekend. If the weather is sunny and beautiful we will be out in it. Keep your fingers crossed
Today I was thinking about our Brewandplowfarm web site. What and How do I want it to evolve. We have a page for just about everything. The Bee's "Hello Honey", The Farm "The Farm Report (I like this one I think the best), The Beer and Meade "Full Moon Brewery, OH don't forget the chickens "Chucky Chicks", a photo page for things I just have to share, the Home Page if I really want to get your attention and This Page "Nolichucky Jane". I love the Name but will eventually just use my own. It is a place I am suppose to be able to say anything, but need to remember it is the internet. Just how personal should I get.
Some of my passions are, This Farm ( I see it as our future), I love to sew, Crochet, create crafts and to Cook. And my passion for old, history, Vintage, Extreme love for MY Grandparents and Cooking has led me to share this Story from another blogger. Just so you know, I have a stack of recipe cards from My Grandma too, and I will forever treasure them.
I wish when I was younger I had taken more time to learn from my Grandma Gretchen. Yep I am named after her and thus love my name.
Here's her story:
Vintage Recipe Cards Inspire Unlikely Friendship
Late last summer, in an antique
store in Milford, Ohio, Bryn Mooth was buying vintage kitchen
finds — old spoons, forks, and table linens — to use as photo props on her
recipe blog, writes4food. The shopkeeper had just returned
from an estate sale with a bundle of handwritten recipe cards tied up with long strips of white
cotton fabric. Not yet sure where in the store to stash them, she placed the
stack right near the cash register. "I thought, 'How can I not buy those?'"
Mooth told Yahoo! Shine. "I took them home, and I untied the bundle, and it was
just like this treasure trove from the 1930s."
The 4-by-6 recipes
cards, most of which were written in neat cursive and dated 1934, were signed
"Clara Shenefelt." Mooth felt she had found someone's family treasure. "I don't
know Clara or her family," Mooth wrote on her blog after the acquisition, "but I
feel connected to her through her recipes. Food has a way of doing that." What
began as a junk store impulse buy turned into a lesson in America's home cooking history, and a search for (and upcoming meeting with) the woman who had so carefully copied those recipes down with her fountain pen. "I didn't know what the circumstances were that led a family to part with a family thing like this," Mooth said. "I hoped that the resolution would be happy and everyone would be cool with it. And that's actually exceeded my expectations." — By Sarah McColl, Shine staff
ONE COOK'S TRASH IS A BLOGGER'S TREASURE
Mooth didn't know what she would do with the recipes at first and briefly
considered cooking through them all, Julie & Julia
style. A recipe for kidney bean salad with sliced tongue quickly put an end to
that. "My husband was like, 'Just do one a week. Test it and see if it works. If
it does, post it as is, and if it doesn't, try to update it.'" Mooth has cooked
about 30 recipes
If anyone out there has an inspirational story about family and vintage finds I would love to hear about it.
Have a great day!! It's Raining Yeah, I think I will head out into it and delight in the feeling.
Good Day everyone,
Grow Green, Eat Natural, Buy Local!
Well I have some but keep in mind that the concert had its own light show and some of the photos are blurry, But I wanted to share.
So Last night we had a lot of options for entertainment. It was a Sunday and we could have just watched a movie. We had tickets to opening day with our Local Astro's farm team. I mean I passed up fireworks. Or we had the Darius Rucker Concert. But was it just a concert or was it a celebrity get together, silent auction, Lets help the Childrens Hospital. Well my Honey and I thought we were just going to a concert with maybe a little fanfare. What is was, was a party of VIP's and us local yokels ending with Darius entertaining us. It was fabulous. It was to fun to take to many pictures but there are some more below. Enjoy.
So I think I will use my blog to complain about my blog providers. All they do when I email them is blame Facebook. Well I need to get it to facebook before Facebook can screw it up. As I'm blogging and adding pictures the new problem is it just stops letting me add stuff. So I just had to exit the Blog and wait a few minutes and come back to finish my post. It is not my computer because I can do other things on the computer at the same time. It is just frustrating and Now I have shared. I can get on with my day.
Enjoy the Dhalia.
Here is the news at Brew and Plow Farm Plain and Simple.
1) Remember those Turkeys we raised last year. We Ate one of them for Thanksgiving, yes we did! And it was yummy. Well we thought we had lost a couple to our local predators. Well guess what, One of the Toms is out there, he looks a little different from a wild Turkey so we can tell he was a domesticated one turned wild. It made us feel good to know he got away and adapted to our wild side of the farm. I'll try to snap a picture and will share if I capture a pic of him.
Dustin is out in the front Two acres right now mowing and getting our grass ready to bale. It is a beautiful site to see bales here and there.
And lastly, Don't get to excited about hearing any tales this weekend, it will probably wait until Monday, but My Honey and I are finally going to get on the Harley and if we do we are out of here for the day,
BUT our new nesting Boxes, and solar door, and etc... came for the new coop so sometime this weekend we need to finish getting the coop set up and the girls moved. I for one am ready for this transition,
And what will we be doing with an empty Coop, We will be raising our meat birds, Pheasants, and Quail. Here on the first, looking forward to seeing them. Quail are really really tiny.
Everyone have a great weekend.
And get out and enjoy the sunshine
and wear your sunscreen.
The biggest, brightest Moon of the year is almost here. On June 23, 2013, a
Supermoon will be occurring. What that means is that the Moon will be closer to
the Earth than at any other time during the year — in fact, the upcoming Super
Moon will be the closest encounter between the Earth and the Moon until August
Read more at http://planetsave.com/2013/06/11/supermoon-2013-super-moon-occurring-on-june-23-2013/#jXiPFcM8fSvjjFG8.99
Just going to complain a little bit. I am busy posting to all my little pages here at Brew and Plow. I want to be able to share all about the Farm. To fill you in on our Chickens in Chucky Chicken and show you our Bee's in Hello Honey. But two of my favorite pages are Nolichucky Jane because I get to just talk and say whatever I want. To share with you. And my second is the Farm Report. This is my chance to be informative. BUT everytime I go to the farm report and try to copy my report it all goes haywire. I can be working on one report and all of a sudden it takes me to one I was working on a month ago and it has unformatted it. Its a mess. And I'm like I don't have time to post today and fix what was posted a month ago. It is very disappointing. What is a blogger to do.
Going off the Farm tract or am I. We all use phones in our day to day lives. Could we or would we know how to conduct business today without our smart phones??
This is the Technology age, right. How many of you have a Android system on your cell phone?
My story is:
First my phone was an old razor and my honey bought me an unlocked Blackberry Flip phone. It was a wonderful little phone that I could put in my back pocket and had all the advantages of a blackberry. I took the time to imput all my contacts and it was great. This phone was before we had camera's on them and wi fi.
Then my phone broke and no one would fix it because I bought it
off the internet.
So my son in law gave me his old blackberry. So sweet. AND the
navigational ball broke so mama couldn't look up anything so I couldn't call
anyone. Though I could receive calls.
So I am back to my honey's old Razor. No each time I changed phones even though I saved my contact info to Sim I lost it all.
Then my son informs me about DROID. I love that name. And GOOGLE work together.
I sat for days and inputted all my contacts into Google contacts. And researched Droid phones.
I Choose the Samsung Droid Charge. Great phone, I have a camera that takes great pictures, I have my google accounts and facebook accounts all sinced and I have 4g, What more could a girl want.
Then I dropped by phone when I got out of the car and broke the camera.
So its been over 2 years so I can get a new phone and was in the process of deciding between the Galaxy 4 and the iPhone 5.
And I see this article:
Samsung Could Be in Serious Trouble
Cho - June 13, 2013 |
I am a large pessimist on Samsung (NASDAQOTH:
SSNLF) devices, and to be honest
no investor should ever want to expose themselves to the risk of owning this
company. Recently Reuters reported,
Analysts say sales momentum for the high-end version of the S4, which
became its fastest selling smartphone since its launch in late April, has
slowed. "Sales of high-end handsets are lagging behind expectations while low-
to mid-end handsets are selling briskly worldwide," said Kim Young-chan, an
analyst at Shinhan Investment Corp.
The problem Samsung faced initially was trying to create an operating system
that would garner mainstream appeal. At some point, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) came along and helped out
the ailing company and the remaining handset manufacturers by providing a
unified platform that could directly compete with the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone.
Initially it went according to plan, with Samsung focusing on designing
certain elements of the phone while outsourcing the semiconductor aspects of
the phone to other companies. Soon the company came up with some of its own
designs, before opting to go with Intel Silvermont platform
for tablets. This more or less proves that Samsung packages devices, slaps on
its brand, and forces the products through distribution. The company doesn’t do
a whole lot to add to the value of the products by inserting in new
technologies that could be game changing.
Samsung’s greatest weakness is that it doesn’t have that much control. It
cannot dictate what goes on in the Android operating systems and how the
application market is structured. The company cannot price itself any higher or
lower than its competitors. Lower prices mean lower margins. Higher prices on
phones would result in less demand. The company could throw cash at R&D,
but it’s more practical to outsource antenna, battery, chip, and software
designing to companies like Google, Intel and Qualcomm.
Some could point out that the company has control over its assembly line, and
the speed by which it updates its product cycle. If each product is just an
updated screen size with more RAM, faster processor, and slight improvements
through Android OS versions, what would serve the purpose of buying another
Samsung phone? The company doesn’t even try to market itself as a brand having
aspirations, but rather takes an approach of being “different” from the people
who stand in lines in front of a store.
Samsung is frowning upon one of
the world’s most successful retail strategies on planet earth with TV ads that
are known to be a waste of marketing dollars. Apple is much better at marketing
than Samsung. Samsung tried to put on a smear marketing campaign in an attempt
to win an audience that is trying to be different from the mainstream. But what
if being mainstream is becoming the only stream by which the river is starting
to flow. What then will Samsung do?
The statistics look grim
Source: Piper Jaffray
The data indicates that at least 68% of teenagers will most likely opt for a
phone that’s not going to be an Android phone. Samsung is a part of the Android
ecosystem, so losing more than half of the teenager demographic indicates that
the company’s product strategy is starting to fail.
Google was successful at creating a strong product ecosystem of OEMs. The
company’s greatest weakness is that has virtually no control over mobile
products outside of updating Android, and managing the Android Play Store,
which generated $2.2 billion in revenue in the first
The company cannot move the direction of its ship in any sort of way that
could rock it by much, putting the company in the position of further
optimizing the cash cow and hoping that the handset manufacturers come up with
something big or unique to keep customers within the Android ecosystem. But
this isn’t likely to happen because every handset manufacturer gets to innovate
at about the same rate as everyone else, with the exception of Apple.
Avoid Android manufacturers
Going forward it should be safe to assume that Apple will generate unit volume growth through both increasing demand in general, paired with the stolen market share from HTC, Samsung, LG, BlackBerry, and Nokia. Therefore, investors would be sensible to invest into Apple.
Based on the survey data provided by Piper Jaffray, it would be reasonable to
imagine Apple commanding more than 50% of the market share within the United
States. This is driven by the fact that the Apple brand generally carries more
appeal than Android. Consumers find Apple products easy to use, and
Investors should stay the course with Apple as it currently trades at a
discount relative to the future growth potential and possibilities the company
currently exhibits. Analysts are anticipating the company to grow earnings by
20.9% on average over the next five years. Future share buybacks should cause
scarcity in the number of floating shares, which would increase the demand for
Apple shares. Pair that with a 2.8% dividend for those who need income, along
with a 10.5 earnings multiple for value, and we have the all-in-one
Investors have every reason to be panicking when it comes to investing into
Android handset manufacturers. Companies in the Android ecosystem are becoming
increasingly difficult to rely upon, and spontaneous innovation from Android is
becoming increasingly unlikely. Investors who want exposure in mobile should
stick with Apple.
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creatively destroying them with something better. Read about the future of
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So What am I to think?
What am I to decide?
Discussion would be great.
See you all tomorrow