Friday, December 30, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
Gracie here today with a little report for you.
Well it snowed a WHOLE lot last night. Clear up to my elbows!!! So, I'm just hanging out with mummy in bed (she keeps making noises about getting up but I don't see any movement there). Ha ha...
I think it has stopped snowing though and The Shepherd has gone out to check on the sheepies. Mummy says it is supposed to stay cold for a week in the high 20s (what ever that means) brrrr. Maybe I'll figure out how that box of sand works...
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
(I roasted the left over chunks of the one I used to make a casserole of pork, apples, squash and sweet onion last nights get. It was tasty!). Anyhow - They have a very similar taste to pumpkin. (Actually the canned "pumpkin" you get in the store is more than likely a hybrid squash as well). If you have never made pumpkin pie from the real deal you are missing something delicious. And chances are you'll never go back to the canned stuff...I'll take a picture when it comes out of the oven. :--)
Monday, November 07, 2016
It is absolutely beautiful out - and the sun actually feels warm - not like that watery cold feeling sun of most Novembers. Holy cow. I have a feeling that we are breaking a few temperature records today! Think I'll go get the sunscreen and sit on the porch - ha ha ha...
Monday, October 24, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
I'm continuing to improve, but it seems to be inch by inch. It's going to be a long process, I think. Thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers. We appreciate them!! XOX
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
So...on my way to the.car this.a.m. and I tripped, or kicked my cane out from under me or something, but all of a.sudden I'm flailing around and the next thing I know I'm flat on my back. My worst nightmare...or Help I've fallen and I can't get up... Called 911and of course the dishy pAramedics arrive. They were able to get me up but I wasn't able to walk so that earned me a bumpy ride in the back of one of Whatcom County's finest ambulances. Contacted The Shepherd and my sisters and my office...don't think I'll be there today. That was at ten this a.m. and after determining that I'm still not able to walk they will be checking me in to chez St Joe's for the night. The Shepherd was here for a while and went home to feed Gracie and the sheep, and to have some dinner. They are really busy here and I am currently in "hall bed #5". Wonder where the other hall bed people are...more later.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Oh my gosh. Summer is officially over. It went by so very fast this year. Now it's Seahawk season. Blue Friday and all that. 'Sept I don't work on Friday. So I guess I'll just dress in blue at home. All dressed up and nowhere to go. Ha ha.
Speaking of Seahawks - check out this little Seahawks Gnome. This little fellow is part of a contest that we are having at work. Danielle got him on Amazon.com - We have six of them and she is having to watch them like a hawk! Everyone wants one. Pretty cute, eh?
Monday, September 19, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
I really love watermelon. But it always seems like such a hassle to deal with we didn't get it very often. Then came the Slice RIght on TV. Why didn't I think of that?? Of course I didn't spend the $19.95 to buy one, my big chef's knife works just fine, thank you. But it is great to have that easy big bowl of melon cubes in the fridge. Yum.
Gracie and I are really lonely for George. Nothing new.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
*picture added later - It was taken last spring.
Friday, August 12, 2016
In the mean time, I'll share some other news with you. I really need to figure out if I can post to my blog from my phone, because I take picture after picture, thinking "Oh, this will make a good story for my blog" - then the pictures just stay on my phone. I'm on the computer for 7 hours a day at work, so, sometimes my home time is "off line" - well, it's gotten to be "Kindle time" lately - I am such a brat - ha ha...
Anyhow, we have some new sheepies here at the farm. The brown one, of course, is Katie, from this spring. But The Shepherd likes to have a buddy the same age for his sheep, so the black one is Kayla, who was born in the Olympia area. Looks like I needed to have wiped off the lens on my camera - but she is a real pretty girl - black, black, black and very fine wool (which is unusual for black - it tends to be a courser fiber)
This is Jefferson, on the left, in the black coat, and Buddy in the brown coat on the right. The Shepherd decided that the two ram lambs that we had here were not going to work for his breeding plans, so he drove over to Port Ludlow on the Olympic peninsula and picked Jefferson up from Ananda Hills Farm. Handsome boy with a black/brown fleece. Again, much finer than normal blacks, so he's looking for some good lambs in the spring. Of course he will not breed Kayla until 2017 Fall, so a couple of years out on that one.
And Buddy - the same as with the girls - he likes to have a "friend" of the same age and especially for the boys, company in the pasture.
So, that's the news. I'll be in touch.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
This is a boy who never misses a meal - he's missed two breakfasts and two dinners.
I'm hoping he carelessly got locked into someone's garage. Tomorrow I'll check with the Humane Society.
Many of us who do not have human children, have feline children. I am just short of brokenhearted. Please come home.
Monday, July 04, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
It sure started early. There are three plants and they are covered in blossoms and little zucchinis!
They are a light skinned with dark stripes - sort of like a zebra...but green....
This fine fellow ended up in our dinner last night - a "scramble" - fried potatoes with onions, just a tiny bit of orange bell pepper, a couple of mushrooms, the zucchini, of course and eggs. Sort of a potato frittata, I guess.
I put cheese on my part - it was yummy.
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Come Caturday morning
I'm goin' away with my friend
We'll Caturday-spend till the end of the day
Just I and my friend
We'll travel for miles in our Caturday smiles
And then we'll move on
But we will remember long after Caturday's gone
Come Caturday morning,
Come Caturday mo - or - ning.....
(With apologies to Ms. Liza Minnelli)
Monday, May 30, 2016
Wow, are they ever! And they are blooming already, so we just may have some tomatoes by the 4th of July...
I'm not sure what else he's got coming up here. But it seems like it only takes a day or so before anything he has planted comes up.
Snapdragons. They always remind me of my Grandma Dot. She had these great beds of annuals that would reseed themselves from year to year, to year. I think these will go on the back porch in pots.
And I have been playing around with the panorama view on my phone. Just walking out to the greenhouse/barn and back this afternoon I think I took about 100 pictures of plants and sky and cats....
George and Gracie were being a little "aggressive" towards each other. I don't know what's up with that...But she was hiding out, sort of..
Happy Memorial Day. Remember to take time to give thanks to all our service men, women, dogs and other animals who give their time and risk their lives for us every day, and to those whose lives were lost so we could live safely.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
1/4 cup Chobani Mixed Berry Greek yogurt
2 or 3 tablespoons Bonne Maman brand jam - I used Raspberry-Apricot because that was what was open in the fridge - (I like Bonne Maman jams because they are just fruit, and sugar. No other added ingredients - no artificial colors or additives, no high fructose corn syrup and they are free of preservatives)
1-3 teaspoons sugar (to taste - both the cream cheese and the yogurt make this a little bit tart without it)
Beat the cream cheese and the butter until smooth and fluffy. Beat in the yogurt, add the jam and mix. Add the sugar to taste - It is good to let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours so the flavors get all nice and happy.
Enjoy on bagels or toast, or crackers - or a spoon - (probably if you put a couple of cups of powdered sugar in it would make delicious frosting as well, but I haven't tried that, so only do it if you are adventurous)