Sunday, August 02, 2009

What do you get....

So, what do you get when you cross a wok, with a surprising well sealing lid, with 2 tablespoons of oil and heat? An explosion! PHWOOMPH. Scared the bageesus out of me and PeterC, especially when the lid flew into the air, flames following suite, and smoke came roiling out of the pan.

Luckily, neither of us panicked. The pan was taken outside to let it finish smoking while it cooled off. Supper was finished fairly quickly and life returned to normal. However, that was enough excitement to last me the rest of the year. Hopefully, my life will be dull in comparison from now on.

On the chicken home front we still have eleven starving velociraptors. They eat constantly, which is a good thing since they are growing so fast. They are only partially feathered out which makes them even more dinosourish in appearance than normal. Another week, maybe two and they will be going out to their coop, as long as the weather holds long enough for us to finish the silly thing.

Unfortunately, it looks like one of the barred rocks is a rooster. A definite no-no in our backyard. We'll have to try to find a home for him once he gets older. Of course a couple of the girls have really taken a shine to him and like to lay snuggled right next to him during nap times. I suspect he would be a very good, and caring mate, but the crowing would get us into all kinds of hot water with the neighbours.


Anonymous said...


Thank heven that all you got out of your explosion was a scare. I hope that the smoke did not do too much damage to your kitchen.


Dee said...

Not to much damage at all. The pan was taken outside pretty quick and windows were opened to clear the air. We are pretty careful to make sure we are in the kitchen when stuff is on the stove so we were able to react very quickly to the whole scene. said...

Yikes! The wok explosion sounds scary! Glad you were right there and level headed enough to deal with it.

Teenage chickens really do look like some sort of prehistoric raptor! Sorry you ended up with a roo you can't keep :-( I hope you can find a good home for him.