January 4th 2015 2:46 pm
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What's going on in January on the ND Prairie???????
Well, the holidays have exhausted the old folks. So, we've
been turning in a little earlier than normal....
Maybe the long winter evenings and the severe cold have
something to do with that???? It was -17 this morning
without the chill factored in. BBBBUUUUURRR!!!!!!!! See
why I stay inside with Gma??????? Poor Gpa, trucks out
there, all bundled up in his layers of winter. Scooping
and dumping 5 gal pails of grain to the calves and yearlings.
He then starts a tractor,that was plugged in all night
long...let's it warm up! So, he comes back inside, sheds
all those outside things,has a warm cup of coffee. Some
cookies or a piece of fruit. Out he goes again, to feed
hay to the calves,yearlings and stock cows... By the time
he comes back, it is almost lunch time! I'm already
tired from watching him put clothes on and take clothes
Gma scurries around with morning chores, while raising her
energy level with morning caffeine. I drag out of bed last!
If I'm really late about it...she BOOTS me out to make the
bed! Today we had brunch of sausage,scrambled eggs,hash browns
wheat and rye toast. I had a WHOLE EGG I didn't share with
anyone! I LOVE BRUNCH!!!!!!
We had prime rib for supper on New Year's Day. Since there
just 2 of them....We froze a meal and left another meal out.
Tonight we are have prime rib,baked potato,salad,peas,broccoli
for supper. I'm pretty sure,I'll have some...I really liked it
on the 1st.!
We are glad the Holidays are over. Everyone was pooped out!
They were a Blast! I have alot of new stuffies to play with.
A whole pail of assorted treats for 2015. It's great to be
the ONLY FUR!!!!!!!!!!
We are defrosting ground beef to make jerky. The kids and
grand-kids wanted some. Gma ran out of time to do it before
Christmas. So,she said, we will get started and make enough
for their Valentine's Boxes. She sends to her Mom and sister
She told Gpa,she is taking Jan/Feb to try and figure out the
ins/outs of her laptop,tablet and new kindle. Told him,she
only plans to keep house,feed us,go on the supply runs with him
and let me play at dogster. Read of course.....She read a good
300 books in 2014. She likes this Kindle Paperwhite. Said, no
matter how ugly the weather....she will never run out of books.
She keeps a supply here..but with the push of a button she can
have a new book. While she likes her little tablet and reads on
it too...Games,emails and surfing.....She found out,it didn't
work outside in nice weather,due to glare. Problem solved with
the paperwhite. Bring on spring and tons of sunshine! When we are
done working,we can sit on the patio,enjoy the furniture,read
until supper time.
I've been playing with stuffies,chewing on cow ears,cleaning my
toophers on greenies...I always save time to create a new
masterpiece on the living room window. I'm sure, someday I'll
be in Monet's league. I do my best to leave art for Gma, that
reminds her of living plants. The barn kitties continue to
torture me, by running up and down our roof, playing tag!!!!!!
What is wrong with them?????????? It's a 2 story house! They
climb on the barn roofs too! Still Gma cooks for them??????
I heard her say, time to do a crockpot of beef liver for them.
They can have their stinky liver!!!! I'll share the table meats.
Not that I wouldn't EAT IT, but Prime Rib or Steak are better!
Better go, as I want to zoom around to some of my groups.
Have a Pawsome 2015 ! I sure hope it is warmer and nicer at
your house than at my house!
Hugs and Kisses, Mazy
December 23rd 2014 2:24 pm
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Just Poppin' in to say,MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
to all the Furs here at dogster and catster. On behalf of the
PONDEROSA ANGELS: Baby and Foxie, who were joined by Precious
the kitty, this past March....All nominated Me, the Ponderosa
Princess, Mazy the doxie to speak for us all.....
We'd like to thank all the pals who mailed us cards to help
us celebrate the Holidays. Thank all the furs,pups and kits,
that prettied our pages for the season. The pmails and emails
to stay in touch. We Love You ALL and pray for a Pawsome 2015
for each of you!
We tried very hard to keep up with all our pals. Juggling
several sites while waiting to see what would happen with
our Beloved Dogster/Catster...proved to be an overwhelming
task for my dogatary. Finally, she admitted it was an....
IMPOSSIBLE task to add to her workload. Now that our site
has been bought out and is being rebuilt...We HOPE in the
FUTURE, many of the pals will Return here. If not, we will
consider ourselves Blessed for the Time in which our Paths
and Paws Crossed in this World.
I'll be back after the Holidays to Report on Our Christmas
here on the Prairie. Better sign off,places to go and people
ALL OUR LOVE, MAZY
THE PONDEROSA ANGELS
of Baby,Foxie and Precious
and 1 Old Grandma
December 7th 2014 6:14 pm
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Today it was 43,partly cloudy with a light breeze.
The nicest day in a very long time. Gpa took me out to
sniff and hunt after dinner. We were out almost a whole
hour. The longest,I've been out in AAAGGGGGGEEESSS!!!!!
Well, I sniffed and kicked a Rabbit out of the hay bale
yard. It wasn't as big as the famous Rabbit,called
Harvey from the old movies. It was a close 2nd....
It wasn't a cotton-tail either! The coyotes have wiped
out my herd of cottontails.
This was a Big Jack Rabbit! Do ya know, what they are?
He was 80% white...Does that mean a long snowy winter?
Besides the severe Jan/Feb temps,we've been having....
BACK to my story.......I was temporarily derailed!
I saw him,he saw me...WowZer the race was on! He ran
and I chased him. Did I catch him,you ask??? NOPE, I
hate to say,he got away! Wasn't my fault, his legs
are much longer than mine. He can cover a lot of
ground with just a few springs of his hind footies!
I was so excited when I came inside. I had to tell
Gma about my Big Jack that got away! I was so hungry,
I ran off all my dinner. So I had some special pup
cookies made by Canine Cuisine. They are red,green
and plain for the Holidays. Shaped like paw prints,
pup bowls,fire hydrants and bones. I got them from
my hooman sister....a prize Gma won at Thanksgiving
Day family games. They are Pawsome! Then off for
a really big NAP......
I woke up and I pawed on my Christmas cards and
letters. I started yodeling at 4:30,as I was starved
and wanted supper Early!!!! So I ate and then
waited for the old folks meal. I snagged some
baked sweet potato,a couple green and yellow beans,
a bite of rye bread and then had my venison bites.
It was PAWSOME DAY! It was such a thrill after
watching Gma with laundry and floor scrubbing.
I was totally bored with All of that!
HOPE, it was a pawsome Sunday at your house....
Probably the highlight of my week. Since there are
2 basketball games this week. The servicing of the
car, plus a factory recall. Some Christmas shopping
and supplies for the Ponderosa.
Catch ya later, huggies, mazy
December 4th 2014 8:19 am
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THIS LITTLE DOXIE WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND TECHY ISSUES.
THIS JUST SEEMS CRAZY TO US....ALL SPRING AND SUMMER, I
WAS THE ONLY FUR IN THE PONDEROSA PACK WHO COULD LOAD
AND CHANGE PICTURES. THEN THIS FALL I COULDN'T...TOOK
A LONG TIME TO PULL JULY 4TH. AND HAVE HALLOWEEN PICS.
THEN IS TOOK ENDLESS TRIES TO PULL UP A FALL PIC INTO
SLOT 1. FALL IS OVER AND WINTER IS HERE.BEFORE PIC ISSUES
I COULDN'T ACCESS MY GROUPS AND PLAY. TOLD ME, I WASN'T
A MEMBER. NOW DOGATARY DOESN'T KNOW ME, BUT SHE KNOWS
OUR 3 ANGELS! THIS IS CRAZY !!! LIKE TWILIGHT ZONE!
I COULDN'T REARRANGE FOR THANKSGIVING. LOAD PICS EITHER.
THEN HERE IN THE LAST 2 DAYS,DOGATARY CAN REARRANGE
OUR ANGELS PAGES. FOXIE,BABY AND PRECIOUS. SAME ACCOUNT
FOR ALL 4 FURS. SO THEN WE TRIED TO REARRANGE MY PICS.
OFF AND ON FOR DAYS THAT BUILD INTO WEEKS...NO GO!
THIS MORNING WE COULD RELOAD SOME OF MY CHRISTMAS PICS.
OTHERS WOULDN'T LOAD....WE CAN NOT REARRANGE MY PICS
TO HAVE A CHRISTMAS PIC AS MY MAIN PIC. SO FRUSTRATING.
WE HAVE PMAILED HQ AND THEY ANSWERED...ALL WE CAN DO
IS BE PATIENT AND WAIT FOR THE NEW PLATFORM FOR DOGSTER.
THE MESSAGE TELLS US, IT WILL BE WEEKS AWAY........
I HOPE SOME OF MY PALS,SEE SOME OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS
PICS. FAVE NO. 1 PIC WOULDN'T LOAD.... SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED!
DOGATARY IS WORKING ON OUR LAPTOP WHILE STAYING WITH GRANDKIDS.
WE STILL LIKE OUR DESKTOP PC AND HANDICAPPED DESK THE VERY BEST.
NOT VERY PORTABLE FOR FUTURE RETIREMENT. SO TRYING TO LEARN
HOW TO USE THIS NEW PC AND NEW OPERATING SYSTEM. ON THE UPSIDE
WE CAN ACCESS AND PLAY IN OUR GROUPS. THIS KEEPS US CONNECTED
TO OUR PALS.
I WANT TO WISH MY PALS A VERY MERRY AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND ENJOY YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. EVEN
THE GRINCHES SEEM A LITTLE NICER THIS TIME OF THE YEAR......
HUGGIES AND KISSIES,MAZY
December 1st 2014 10:29 am
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OMD! I had a BLAST at my hooman sister's house!
EARLY CHRISTMAS just for the grandkids. Uncle Troy
won't be with us this year. They will end up with
3 more Christmases. Thanksgiving was at my house
and we had a Blast! I only ate turkey that day....
Sister's house is pretty new,built 4 yrs. ago. She has
all this open space for Running,Sniffing and Hunting!
So,sniffing and checking stuff out, was my 1st. mission!
I used the laundry room for my food and water. Set up
my potty station in there. It was sub-zero all day! Gma
only had to show me where my stuff was one time. I took
a ball and 2 stuffies with for playing. I had some turkey,
venison jerky and pup cookies for treats. They were delish!
Sister has 4 Christmas Trees! I had to look over the living
room and family room trees. They are So BIG! (8 feet) They
are just bootiful...I sniffed presents, but didn't try to
open any. The grandkids both have a 4 ft. tree in their rooms.
I didn't check them out to close....Gma closed their doors
on me...She didn't know what kind of stuff they had laying
around. Snacks and such that might give me a bellyache??????
The family room is in the basement with lots of carpeted
stairs. Gma carried me down 2 times. I wouldn't go down,
as there were so many stairs. After, I followed the kids
up 1 time. Then ZOOM the stairs were EASY! I ran up and
down them all afternoon. (whenever someone else went up)
Boy, was I exhausted when I arrived home....I even snored
last night! More exercise than the whole month of November.
I also spent time running on the Biggest Sofa and Hammock
Set, I've ever seen....It is soft and furry like my blankets.
OMD,I wish my house had room for something like that!
I sat on Gma's lap,helped her play the games. We did Lumps
of Coal,Bowling,Baloney,Chasing Something and Pinochle.
The kids also played WII. Jaxcen set up his new game to
Play Station,Uncle Troy brought him. McKenzie opened her
Christmas from Uncle. A card to buy lots of thingies.
Gma gave Kenzie some Bath & Body, girlie stuff for her
upcoming 13th. birthday. She has a basketball game
on her birthday.
I LUV RIDING in the new 4 door pickup. Which we call the
PONDEROSA PRINCESS PICKUP....I can see out the windows
easily,looks of room in the front for me. The back area
with seat folded up is a playground for me. I LUV the
HEAT VENTS IN THERE....Lots bigger than the car,so I stay
toasty! It's 1 year old this month and we only have
1500 miles on it. It sits in the garage most of the time.
It is the retirement truck, since we are not officially
retired.....it sits and waits for my Old Folks to retire.
Nope, they haven't found a camper for the pickup yet.....
HAPPY HOLIDAYS PALS,
HUGGIES AND KISSES,MAZY
November 16th 2014 2:16 pm
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HOWDY MY PALS-Dogster has been working really well for
us the past few weeks. Today something is UP? We can sign
in and out,read our mails, but not reply. We CAN NOT ACCESS
ANY OF OUR GROUPS. Everything was fine on Saturday.......
Don't know, if this will post or not? Wonder if,HQ is pulling
some maintenance today??????? We sure hope the problem is
something like that????
We were thrown into winter,since I last wrote a dairy. We
had 3 skiffs of snow, but the Big dump ended up in the Twin
Cities in Minnesota....I bet my hooman brother isn't too
happy?????? Gma and I,are thrilled! The coldest night,this
past week was -8 without a windchill factor. The warmest day
was 20 ish. Suppose to warm up a little by middle of the
week. Weather advisory until tomorrow night at 6 p.m.
Grandson only has a couple basketball games left and his
season is over. Granddaughter has her 1st. game on Tuesday.
Their high school girl's Volleyball made it to state play
offs. So a couple basketball games were cancelled.
Gma started on the holiday baking. Helps keep the house
toasty in the cold weather. I snuggle into my bed in the
kitchen to stay warm. Sniff the pawsome oven smells. Snag
a cookie, here and there. I also snagged popcorn and newly
dried fall apples this past week. OMD! Gma brought home
last night some of her steak. (Couldn't eat it all) So,
instead of my venison,I'm eating Beef Sirloin. Gpa couldn't
finish his big prime rib. I think, there is something
wrong with the barn kitties Eating Prime Rib! I mean,
really, Gma already cooks for them! They have the nerve
to tease me through the house windows.... I'm suppose to
be the only spoiled Fur around here! The guard duty wasn't
SSSSSSSooooooo BAD! The steak is yummy,but I thought
I was getting pressies! The big box they opened was
wines...They bought after the wine tasting evening.....
Here I thought Christmas was coming early....
Thanksgiving is here....Gma has the meal planned. She can
do the buns and freeze them. Make the chex mix too, this
week. The apple and pumpkin pie have to wait until the day
before. Since there is only 1 girls basketball game this
week..we are going to dig in and bake several kinds of
cookies this week. we managed to clean a freezer. Now
there is plenty of room. Our goodies won't be smashed!
I hope all my pals had a pawsome weekend,
Hugs and Kisses,Mazy
October 30th 2014 12:30 pm
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I'm sure slappin' my tail, that Gma doesn't make me go out
to Trick Or Treat! Those poor little ghouls and goblins are
going to have a 45 MPH wind tomorrow night! WowZer, that will
be awful! We don't have any little ones in our rural neighborhood.
All the folks around here are grandparents, except 4 families.
The kiddies all go to town to do their Trick and Treating...
Woke up this morning,knew is was cold and damp. I had my
normal belly rub, then I was snatched out of the warm big bed.
My sweater was jerked on and carried outside. Okay! This was
not COOL! The leaves were wet from night time sprinkles. The
cold wind was out of the north. It was 29 and not a stitch of
sunshine. My paws were wet and cold.... I DID A FAST POOP and
refused to Piddle. I have 2 perfectly good potty stations
inside! I think Gma should have to run to the ancient outhouse,
if she is gonna start my morning in such a shocking way!
Anywho,I came in,had breakfast and ran to my CAVE and hid! No
more of that sneaky stuff for me! She did big scrub and cleaning
and I stayed out of the way... It hadn't warmed up too much by lunchtime.
However, Gpa was gonna take me for a hunt! I didn't
wear a sweater,cuz,I was lookin' for mice...Runnin' here and
there kept me warm...When I came in, I ran and sat on the heat
vent until I was toasty!
Couple days ago,she put the sweater on,forced me outside while
she worked on leaves and mowing. It was 40,damp,no sun...plain
ugly! So I followed the riding mower 2 rounds. She ignored ME!
So I went over by corral, rolled in something stinky with my
clean sweater. Should have gotten her attention! She looked at
me,shook her head and kept on mowing! How could she??? Then,
I started runnin' to the door....Finally after 3 trips, she
stopped: said, 'you cold?' NO KIDDIN'! Wiped my paws and let
me in. I supervised from the back of the loveseat for the next
2 hrs. Then she came and got me again! Seasons are changing...
we've had a lot of high winds, gray cloudy cold days. Here and
there a really nice Fall Day. Now they are talkin' about snow
flurries on Monday!!! If so, I hope, it is the beginning of a
LONG INDIAN SUMMER STRETCH....
My folks hope to finish the leaves and rain gutters this weekend.
Still have some spraying, as well as put away tools and yard
furniture. Gma has outside of upstairs windows to do. Grandpa's
new pickup need a wash, wax and cleaning. Gma hopes for a nice
day for that job. We have apples to dry for snacks. Pies and
cookies to make and freeze. We are eating pumpkin bars now
and had apple pie last week.
All the canning stuff has been put away. Pantry and freezers
are full. It was a pawtastic garden.... A hunter brought us
some duck/goose jerky, slim jims and summer sausage. I hope
my folks don't like it! Maybe I can HAVE IT?????????? We
change times this weekend. Nov. 7th. rifle deer season opens.
Grandson is playing boys basketball now. His team won 2nd.
place plaque,last Saturday. Gpa's home community ended up
with 1st. It was neck and neck, down to the last minute....
Granddaughter has started Jr. High girls basketball now.
Most weeks, my folks have 2 games to attend. More guard
duty for me. Only pawsome part is extra treats! I don't
understand why, I can't go to watch the basketball ball
games? Something about the kids would Mug Me! I'd want
to chase up and down the court after the ball...It looks
like my soccer ball, I run, chase and play with.
Southern pals,send us some warmer temperatures. Could also
use some rain. After a very wet growing season,all the high
winds have dryed things out. Windy days, Gpa doesn't haul
hay bales....Big RISK of prairie fires...
What do you think of this??????? Gma sewed 14 buttons on
2 blazers this afternoon. DID SHE FIX 1 STUFFIE FOR ME??????
NOT A ONE!!!!! SHE HAS A BIG BAG FULL IN THE PANTRY! DOESN'T
MATTER, THAT I HAVE 6 BOXES OF TOYS....A DOXIE CAN NEVER HAVE
TOO MANY TOYS ...ESPECIALLY WHEN AN ONLY FUR...
Then when she's done, she said, her fingers were tired!
Oh really???? She can only wear 1 jacket at a time, so
why repair them both NOW???????
HAPPY HALLOWEEN MY PALS,
HUGS AND KISSES,MAZY
P.S.- SO HAPPY DOGSTER IS WORKING BETTER THIS WEEK!
October 27th 2014 10:41 am
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Hi There Pals- A couple days and October will be history.
We are still chasing leaves when the weather allows. A lot of
very hard winds this fall. I've been hunting mice and killed
a few outside. Grandpa has still trapped several in the basement.
The barn kitties catch mice everyday. The seasons are changing
and they look for a warmer place to winter.
We are still workin' on our fall list. Managed to clean the
gas grill up. The car is cleaned but needs to visit the
garage for servicing. Grandpa's new truck is waiting for
another warm day,then Grandma will clean it up. Grandpa
has hauled away a couple stock trailers full of leaves.
They just keep coming.....Pretty soon, they will be thin
enough to mow and chop the rest. Big old trees are a pain
to clean up after. Hundreds of hay bales are in the field.
Can't haul them in on these high wind days. Risk of fire is
too great. After all the rainy stretches, during the growing
season, we are actually dry now. Could use some rain to
reduce fire risk.
Volleyball and Football season for the grandkids are over.
Now my old folks are running to Boy's grade school and Girl's
Junior High Basketball games. The grandkids did come and spend
a weekend with me. I had a blast! Grandma made them vanilla
popcorn. She was breaking it into small chunks,when it was
cool. Her hands slipped and a big piece few on the kitchen
floor. I ZOOMED in, snagged it and boy was it good! She didn't
even have time to try and snatch it away from me! Hunting
mice is good practice for stealin' dropped goodies!!!!
Today she tricked me and put that nasty flea and pest stuff
on me... Any fleas I pick up,come from messin' around with
the barn kitties. The mosquitoes are gone for the year.....
I supervised the fall change it stuff...You know, the batteries
in smoke alarms,water filters,furnace filters,etc...Also
window washin',cabinet cleanin' and appliance cleanin.
We still have a lot of outside things to put away before
winter shows up....
If you think, I've been MIA....I have! Dogster is HIT and
MISS on being able to access groups,mails,dairies and see
pals things. Since the last time I could get into dogster,
it took 4 days to access the site again. I NEED someone
to sit at the puter and try all day....That isn't gonna
happen! This little doxie doesn't understand,how things
are pretty good for a short time and then NOTHIN' WORKS
once again???????? Took an hour of messin' around to be
able to get into a couple groups today. Hope our diary
will post....HAVE A PAWTASTIC WEEK!!!!
October 7th 2014 11:13 am
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Pullin' doxie fur OUT! Many tries to log in.(finally) Can't
access groups. Can read pmails and answer. Tried loading a
HALLOWEEN PIC and tells us we can only display 3. So we dropped
that plan. Tried to make 1,2 and 3 show 2 Halloween pics and
1 Fall pic. Won't rearranged my pics. Says update to Dogster Plus.
We are a Dogster Plus and current to April 2015.
Over the weekend, we could get into 1 group but not others.
Could read pmails and group mails. Could send pressies.
Could NOT comment on pics or diaries.
We are SO FRUSTRATED,as our free time is still very limited
Due to Fallwork on the Ponderosa......Tried to pmail HQ
about the new issues and the mail doesn't go through.
We are Busy and I'm taking good care of Grandma and Grandpa.
The weather is colder. Heavy Frost of 21 last Friday. Garden
plants are piled up to haul away. Still working on windows,
cutting flowers off and the sticks keep a comin' with all
the hard wind. Lots of leaves but haven't started raking yet.
Grandma has 5 BIG BAGS OF APPLES TO MAKE: pies,bars,dried apples,
strudels and apple sauce. We have them in an extra fridge. Until
raining or some outside things are finished. Bumper crop of
Apples with all the extra rain on prairie......
Cross my Paws and say a Prayer for this to Post.......
happy Fall Pals,
hugs and kisses,
August 23rd 2014 3:15 pm
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I know my pals haven't seen my fur or paws around here
lately. I'm ALIVE and thrilled that dogster community has been
bought. Now the site is being revamped,so in the future we
can all connect again! Yippy!
I'm afraid grandma won't let me paw around on the puter when
she can't supervise..... Not FAIR,as I'm not a puppy anymore!
For those of you who don't know:
I've been restricted on my own Ponderosa property due to
a Momma Raccoon and her 3 babies. They act like they own the
place....Come and eat with the barn kitties. Less than 20 feet
from my back door. They have been within 3 feet of grandma and
grandpa. OKAY! So grandma says, it is a safety issue for ME!
The Momma will chew me up and spit me out, if she thinks,I'm
a threat to her babies. Who by the way are bigger now,than I
So if that isn't bad enough, kittens from this spring and
summer have decided that the fenced in Front-yard it also
their territory! The Momma hisses and growls, if I get too
close to those kitties. They wanna play and I wanna play!
But NOPE, she isn't having it! She is very protective of
her first babies. I ended up in refresher training, on
STAND,LEAVE IT, STOP AND NO! I also have found myself using
a harness and leash...As the renter planted Sunflowers by
grandma's garden...... They are very tall now!
The grasshoppers and other things call me into the field.
While grandma is picking vegetables. I didn't answer ASAP!
I was trailing a scent of probably deer. So,now I can't be
loose at the garden. When I was a puppy, I went into sunflowers
and came out a 1/2 m from where I went in. Grandma freaks
Things became very dry in July. Then the rains started.
Now we think we are Ducks! As it has rained everyday or
night for a couple weeks. Temperatures are cool for August.
Gardens are 3-4 wks. behind schedule,due to weird summer.
We've filled our 13.5 cut ft. vegetable freezer with our
produce. Still picking and processing. Lots of tomatoes
but very green. Looks like we will have time for the winter
squash and cantaloupe to make it.....If the rain just stops!
We have made pickle relish,garlic dills,hot dills,bread and
butter pickles and pickled vegetable mix. A good 70 jars.
Most goes to the grown kids for their use. Gma has processed
veggies 11 days out of the last 14. Makes cleaning house,
laundry and daily meals a challenge. It's August and Gma
is running out of Energy! This happens every year! Seems
to be Worse this year??? Gotta be that old age thingy?????
We hope to be able to make our pasta sauce,taco sauce
and chunky salsa. We will cover the 6 chest high plants
at night if necessary. All the rest of the tomato products
we still have plenty on hand from 2013. Gma nursed the
garden through frost,high winds,heat and cold,insects,
2 rounds of hail,sand storms,too much and too little
rain! The plants survived it ALL! Just things are late!
We were still picking peas in August! Who ever heard
of that??? They are a cold weather vegetable. So is
cauliflower and broccoli. It took 3 long days this week
to process all our veggies. At least the corrals were
cleaned before the rains came....Gpa is still making
hay when it isn't raining! He caught the baler on fire
this summer. Bearings went out and started the big round
bale burning. He was able to kick it out before the baler
was toast! Had to stand and watch the ha bale and field
while it burned. Then carried water to the field to make
sure there were no cinders left......
We are busy around here! Starting to think of all the Fall
work we have to do before winter sets in... We hope it is
a very long Fall.....Gma has managed to cook every night
except for supply runs. Also bake something for Gpa every week.
She even baked monster cookies for the grand-kids. Went tubing
with them at the lake. Snuck off a couple times to go fishing.
Due to dogster's issues,we just couldn't waste time trying
to get into the site everyday. We hope by the time things
slow down...DOGSTER WILL BE 100% BETTER THAN IT HAS BEEN
THE PAST YEAR! Sleep this growing season has been short
for the old folks. I've had plenty and lots of naps!
I HOPE ALL MY PALS have been enjoying a pawtastic growing
season! I thank you all for the messages and birthday wishes.
I turned 7 around July 4th. We tried and couldn't send
thank you's and pressies. Some went through and others did not!
Finally, Gma gave up and hopes you all understand.....
Labor Day is just around the corner! I hope everyone does
huggies and kisses,mazy
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