Saturday, February 11, 2012

on the back forty

I stopped by Back Forty Bear Company this afternoon.  I didn't have time to enjoy the free BBQ they were about to serve.  I did have the time to sample their Truck Stop Honey.  It's very smooth and very good.  I had a bottle of Naked Pig about a year ago that Tommy offered me from his fridge.  It was good, but I think I enjoy the Truck Stop more.  I have yet to try their other crafted brews, Kudzu & Freckle Belly, but plan on doing so in the very near future.

I'm glad these guys have brought their business into town.  I've run into Jason Wilson a few times around town and he recently gave me a quick tour of the place a few weeks back.  I wish those guys much success.  They serve up an excellent product.

Monday, February 6, 2012

crazy wild weekend

Last week I was asked to help WGAD/WJBY compete in the Downtown Gadsden Chili Cook-off.  I don't have a recipe, but I can make a mean chili.  Not having a recipe meant having to guess at how much I needed to feed 100 people.  I ended up getting 30 pounds of beef.  We (Jay Holland, Donna Patterson & Myself) didn't hand out little tasting cups.  We handed out bowls of chili!  We made so much that we had to purchase a boat oar to stir it.  We didn't run out like a lot of the other folks, we never reached the bottom.  We didn't win, but it was some fine chili.

I got home Saturday in time for Jon Guthrey to come over to my house to work on worship set for Sunday morning.  It was the first time I ever played with Jon and I had been looking forward to Saturday night so I could get to know him and jam some.  Good times!

Sunday I rolled out of bed and got down to the Gadsden Vineyard by 9:00.  The worship band consisted of Jon Guthrey (lead guitar), LeNola Bagley (bass), Liz Wood (Hammond), and Tim Rolfe (drums).  Richard Moon manned the board.  We had a blast - having a nice wall of sound going.  I love it when God shows up.