Cover Me with Toe Jam and Love Me Like a Cast Iron Skillet

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM.

Tangerines, Oranges and Elderberry – “TOE” Jam.  After I stopped laughing, I told her to learn a little marketing from these smart farmers.  I was serious.  She does well in school, but if you want a good education, you need to pay attention to smart farmers and farming families.

This farm - Spring Valley Farms, makes more than just Toe Jam; they have Frog Jam, Traffic Jam and all kinds of other jams, jellies and butters.  The “FROG” Jam has Figs, Raspberries, Oranges and Ginger.  The Traffic Jam seems to be packed with blueberries, strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries and slowed down with cane sugar.

I decided I might like to try the Toe Jam, maybe even cover myself with it.  I’ve always enjoyed tangerines and orange marmalade type spreads; elderberry makes sense to me.  So just spread it on me.

These tickets she had to the Wildhorse Saloon were evidently some type of VID tickets – “Very Important Daughter.”  She got to meet the fellows in Lonestar and seemed to be excited.  When I asked her about meeting them, she noted, “They are short.”  At just over five feet, my oldest daughter knows short- so I believed her.

She loved Lonestar, she didn’t give me an actual report on the performance, other than they were short.  Also performing at the Wildhorse on this night were the country bands, Trick Pony and Ricochet.  My daughter didn’t tell me how tall they were.

Oh well, she still turned me on to the Toe Jam…

While I was thinking about all of this important stuff, I was in the kitchen cleaning one of my cast iron skillets thinking how nice it would be if somebody treated me like I treat my cast iron skillets.

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