Git along, lil’ chiles

Time to plan the crop rotations – deciding where each crop will be planted, because you can’t grow the same plants year after year in the same fields because it depletes the soil. Takes a lot of figuring.

Wish there was a way to grow sopapillas, and tamales, and enchiladas … can you imagine that harvest ?!?!

Must be about dinner time; tengo ambre. (I’m hungry.)
See you soon, amigos! Diego

That Scoville Scale

Hola, amigos!

Well, the bitter cold weather is making a brief comeback, maybe even with ice and snow added – so now’s a good time to decide just how much you want to venture into the world of the Blazing Hot Chiles. (Mr. Tim doesn’t ordinarily grow anything like the Habanero, Ghost Pepper or Carolina Reaper. Too hot for ordinary mortals. And you can damage your mouth and esophagus if you aren’t careful.)

But when it’s really cold outside, and you’ve got a hot bowl of chili and beans in front of you (add some fresh cornbread) you may want to try a little more warmth. With that in mind, note that the Ghost Pepper scales at 855,000 to 1,041,427 Scoville Heat Units. But the Carolina Reaper wallops it out of the ballpark at 1,400,000 to 2,200,000 SHUs.

If you’d like to read more about the Heat You Can Eat, check out this article:

And enjoy warming up your taste buds as well as your toes!

Hasta luego,

Cold? How cold is it here at the Ranch?

It’s so cold …

… my sombrero can now be spelled ‘sombrrrrrero.”

… chili was served for lunch today, and the kitchen only had half a serving left after everyone had eaten.

… the working ranch cats are pretending to be mums and perennial herbs inside the smallest greenhouse.

… it’s been found that electric socks don’t fit well inside western boots.

… everyone’s ready already for spring!

Stay warm, amigos!