October 16th 2012 3:41 pm
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Howdy Pals- October is half over...The work load shows no signs
of slowing down!
Last week we spent alot of time working with apples and potatoes.
We made apple butter,apple pie filling,baked caramel apple slices
and sauce. We dried apples for my hooman bro,who just loves them!
I like the sauce....Gma is going to use it in my homemade oatmeal
puppy cookies. I know they will be Delish! We made a big pan
of low calorie apple bread pudding with multi-grain bread and
skim milk. You never knew, Gma zap the fatten stuff out of there!
She also baked monkey pull apart bread for Gpa. He was kinda
tight with the sharing!
This canning stuff takes mega big blocks of TIME. You wash the jars,
wash the fruit or vegetables,then you: cook and add this and that:
As the day evaporates, you shove it into jars
and then: you put it
in the big canner and time it. It boils away......
Out comes sealed jars to cool on the counter.
I'm allowed to Help, but not Precious.
Kitchen Rules are: NEVER Under Gma's Footsies!!!!!!!!!!!
Silly CAT throws herself on the rug,right in front of Gma's kitchen
sink. She won't move! So hehe,she has to sit in the sun room...
I lay in the toasty kitchen watching,sniffing and snatching
anything that hits the floor!
Since Gma had late season potato blight in the garden: the potatoes
will not be solid keepers. After all that hoeing,weeding and
watering.....Gma is not going to throw stuff in the trash can!
SSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...we washed,peeled,cooked SPUDS!
Then she ran some in the slicer: for augratin,scalloped or
fried. The other big batch, she shredded and made 50 hash brown
patties. Off to the freezer with all those taters! Gpa loves
hash browns! He will have them often,now that all the work is
done. Just throw them in pan and brown them and chow down!
Gpa did move the freezer bought at a yard sale into the basement
on Sunday. Gma's cousin came by and helped out. So now we have
3 large deep freezers. Gma told Gpa she needs to get started
on baking for the holiday boxes. She had nowhere to put it!
The other freezers are full of meats and vegetables. She also
needs the space for when we hunt....The whole house needs a
fresh supply of venison. The season is only a couple weeks away.
We freeze our fish fillets in water. This uses alot of extra space.
The fish keep a much longer time.
Gpa is still fixin' corrals and fences. Tryin' to gather
and move hay bales home. We are still havin' so many high
wind and red flag days. Those days stop all 3 of those projects.
Very Dry and No Rain....Just the little moisture from the
3 little skiffs of snow. All this wind has scattered our leaves
and sticks EVERYWHERE! It's a Huge Mess!!!!!!!!NOPE,they
don't blow away..... We have to clean them ALL up and haul
them away! Sunday both Gpa and Gma worked on the yard a
few hours. Gpa hauled a bunch away...Monday Gma had her helper,
so they worked about 3.5 hours. They raked and loaded
60 big tubs into the stock trailer. Gpa will pitch them
off with a big grain shovel. We only had time to do a few
areas. Things were Looking better,when we Quit!
We Looked out today,the yard doesn't look like we have
even started! The leaves just keep a comin'! The next
2 days are high wind and fire days. The ground will be
totally plastered once again! There is a chance of rain
for tonight and tomorrow. It was 77 Monday and 67 today.
Going to the 40-50's for the rest of the week....
Of course, I've continued to toast and inspect laundry.
Sample anything, I can snag or con my peeps out of...I do
the I'm starving, dark chocolate eye roll, that No One can
resist! Despite the workload,they save time for ME!
Gpa takes a daily walk with me. I work outside with both...
Gma and I play in the house. After supper dishes,we snuggle
in her rockin' chair. A book,moist heat-pad, blanket and me!
How can I beat a deal like that??????????
Don't say it! I know, I'm a Spoiled little doxie! Yep,I am!
I like it that way! Time for a supply run and the dentist!
Going to be a ugly day! I'll be inside where it is warm and
toasty! Supply Run=Guard Duty=Rewards=New Toys!!!!!!!!!!
I'm going to use some of the next 2 days to Sniff Out
ALL my Pals...So I can catch up on what's up!
Hugs and Kisses, Mazy
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I gonna come to your house Mazy! I want to share in some of that good food too. You be lookin for me cause I gonna have to take a bus.
All dat apple stuff sounds YUMMY!
as always you guys are so busy! Busy is good though
I'll watch the road for the buses....The oil and coal trains run every couple hours around the clock....HD,maybe you could jump on a train and try your Hobo skills?????? I'll even share my stuffies and meatz.......
thanks for stopping in pals....
Last 2 days...cold,damp,very high winds! Ugly!!!!!!Now all those leaves are scattered over even a larger area.... Going to try and clean some up on Monday. They shouldn't be damp by then? Going to be pretty chilly! Only 45 for a high! I bet I'll have to work in a sweater...I did go out with Gma for
25 min. she picked up sticks...The wind tried to blow us off!