August 15th 2013 5:22 pm
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Thank Dogness tomorrow is Friday! Gma has been sayin'
that for 2 days....Fridays she is still going to town for
a massage,library books and sale stuff at the grocery store.
The massage is a continued effort to undo a little of the
fall-out from her week. So she can regroup to take a stab
at the new week....Still sleepin' 1000% better in that
new memory foam bed. All 3 of Us LOVE IT! Of course,I'll
sleep wherever my old people drop!
Since last Saturday, we have picked peas,squash,cucumbers,
yellow and green beans. Not once but 3 times. Last Saturday
and Sunday: we canned 12 jars of garlic dill pickles,5 pints
of sweet pickles and 7 pints of bread and butter pickles.
We also made 2 gallons of garlic dill hamburger slices, a
gallon of spicy bread and butter and 1 gal. of sweet pickle
chunks. These didn't take as long because they are kept in
the refrigerator. We have 50 jars of canned pickles now. If
we do anything else, it would be a batch of pickle relish.
We have washed lots of veggies and processed for freezer.
Cabbage,squash,beans were done 2 times. We took a bunch
of fresh veggies to the County Senior Center. Have also
been supplying some friends with fresh produce....It's
been taking us better part of 2 days to water the garden
each week. WE are pouring the water on! As the butternut
squash for winter and the cantaloupe require alot. So do
the peppers and tomatoes(which are still all grass green).
We are waiting on the other 5 cauliflower to make heads.
The pole green beans are just blooming now! We've had so
much cloudy weather and unseasonably cool temperatures.
It looks like, we will be dragging stuff to the garden
to cover plants,when nightly frost becomes an issue.
The winter squash and cantaloupe are growing while you
stand and watch them. It's Amazing! Sure if, we were having
the true HOT temps. of August...things wouldn't be doing
anything at all! Peas are a cool weather crop and the little
short row of about 12 ft. is going crazy!Flowers required
the hose 2 times this week. Dry here! Neighbors are
harvesting small grain crops.... Not too many are bragging
about yield. The 3 wks. of HOT HOT HOT(July)plus the 6 wks.
without rain.... The heads are not.. fat,juicy and plump as
they would have liked them to be.
We made 14 dozen Monster cookies today.(That's a 1/2 batch!)
The set up,baking,cleanup and putting it all away...Kills
most of the day. We've done laundry 3 times this week.
The big housecleaning was sandwiched between veggie processing
days. Suppose to turn HOT! (This was a good week ago and
it hasn't) They say,Saturday will be 94! We hope so! Gma's
car is dirty and needs washing! The well water is only 40
degrees. We try to do it when it's HOT! So Gma's hands take
the de-bugging and de-tarring better.(Alot of scrubbing)
I curl up in the box of thirsty bath towels for drying.
I don't like the cold well water!
Gpa is still haying! Today he had a flat tire on the big
dumprake.(42ft. long) Plus he had to rebuilt a wheel on
the wheel rake. He has needed to treat foot-rot on a bunch
of cattle this summer. They make this dart rifle gun......
You can put the medicine in the dart and shoot the cow,calf
or yearling. Ends the trying to sort off a couple from the
herd to treat them. The need to run them home for a corral
to work in. Eliminates the danger of the cattle working
Gpa over! Gpa ordered his own gun this week. The neighbor
has been bringing his gun over to help us out.....The
foot rot has been triggered by all the WET between
May 15-June 29. Then the 3 wks. of Hot July stuff, they
went and stood in water holes for comfort. Makes for more
A few saved Vet Calls will pay for it. Sure glad doxies
don't get their shots that way...Those darts are BIG!!!!!!!!
Just like the dart guns you see on the wildlife shows....
My people think, it is a great tool to have for safety
reasons alone! When you're young you think, you can out
run cattle....When you're OLD, you know you can't!
Well...it's 7:30p and Gpa just started feeding those
bottle moos...Do his cattle grain chores and check
all the stock tanks for water level.Then Gma can make
supper! Looks like another night of leaving the kitchen
I HOPE to be back soon to tell you about, my Hunt for
a Prince. Doesn't every Princess, need a Prince??????????
Hugs and Kisses,
Princess of the Ponderosa
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My goodness... I's all worn out just readin' all you been doin'!! So very busy!!
Think I'll go take a nap......
Wow, y'all have been busy!
HD puts his schnauzie thinkin cap on and says to himself......now is Miss Mazy talkin bout a froggy prince or a doxie prince!!!!!! I gotta go take a nap now.