November 4th 2012 10:45 am
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OMD, has Winter arrived to stay?????? It has been
snowing off and on since Friday. The temperatures have
been between 28-33. The open prairie has a white blanket
covering it. Right now,it is snowing again. We've only
seen Mr. Sunshine one day this past week. So awful gray
I've been outside 30 minutes each day. Wasn't my idea!
Gma made me go and have some fresh air...Actually,I
think Gma wanted the fresh air and just made me go along!
I decided awhile back that I was a normal smooth haired
doxie AND I DO NOT LIKE snow,rain,cold and wind! One
reason Gma chose me was SHE DOESN'T LIKE THESE THINGS
I had Grandma thinking, the first 3 plus years that
I was a Crazy Doxie.....Cuz, I was always wanting
to go play in such Weather! She Faithfully bundled up
and took me in and out....All day long! Dressing and
undressing in all the heavy clothes! Alot of other stuff
wasn't being done...Gma even herniated a disc in her
back while allowing me to HUNT bunnies in the hay yard.
She stepped in a hole under the snow....Anyhoo! The coyotes
ATE all my BUNNIES! I have none to hunt now!
SSSSSoooooooooo I try to pester the barn cats all I can!
Some of them run but most of then blow me off...Can't
even give a doxie a Good Game of Chase! Gpa feeds them so
well...They are hanging up by the patio in the morning and
evening ...just Waiting for the Lunch wagon! I guess, they
are doing the mice thing...Cuz, I can't even sniff out a
batch to play with....
Anyway this weekend Gpa worked on his well. Now knows
what he needs to fix it. Threaded cupplers for the
sucker rods and 40 ft. of new well pipe. Some sections
had rusted through. So couldn't pump water.Also well
is narrowed down to nothing from built up minerals.
Store wasn't open by the time he knew what he needed.
Off to buy the stuff on Monday after all the cattle
are fed. I bet,right about now, Gpa wishes he had
fixed the well over the summer. Ya think???????
Since Friday,He's had to shovel the feed bunks
before he can grain the calves. As if, he needed
another extra chore.....
Gma did Big housecleaning. Some baking and we had
a Huge Flop! Rarely happens! Gma was making soft
sour cream chocolate chip cookies. Oopsie! Gma
picked up the wrong kind of sour cream. Note to
Bakers! Fat-free sour cream does NOT work! The
cookies had 2 troubles. 1st. wouldn't bake out.
Turned oven up and they baked. Looked good!
What we salvaged taste good! They stuck to the
pans and crumbled some.....Who cares? They had
nasty chocolate so I can snag any! How dare
they have cookies I can't share!
November 1st 2012 3:18 pm
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We're still choppin' away at our fall work list.
Just seems like the End Will Never Come! We've been
busy prayin' for all the pups and purrs up and down
the Eastern part of the United States. Sandy really
was a big bad ugly storm. We checked with Great-Gma
and Great-Gpa in Indiana. They had very high winds,
cold and rainy. Everyone is safe and sound!
I had to supervise Gma yesterday from the back of
the couch,through the living room window. Her helper
was sick and she worked all alone. I went out with a
heavy winter sweater but it was Cold! Took forever
to warm up! Gma froze her fingers through her gloves.
She is so tired of the leaf chasing,she was working
from 9-12 and quitting. Spent the afternoon cleaning
the car interior. This was after a BIG ride, with
both of them. They went and got their Flu shots!
Sure glad my shots are done! Then Gma took Gpa to get
his truck from the body shop. He finally had his
windshield,tailgate,mirror,door locks all changed.
Gma and I emptied the pantry of all the stuff that
wasn't FOOD. Reorganized,left only the open cleaning
stuff there. Hauled everything else to the basement.
We cleaned a good part of the basement. Not done yet!
Hauled OUT all kinds of stuff you shouldn't have saved
and did......I guess, I helped de-clutter the place!
Boy did I have FUN snooping in all kinds of stuff!
We peeled the last of the apples and have them in
the dryers. Still have the jelly to make. Gma made
some bars yesterday and we ate them all up! We are
making sour cream chocolate chip cookies tomorrow.
Gma has started baking and freezing for the Holidays.
Hopefully,1 more day in the yard and will be done.
Garage hasn't been addressed yet. I think our
helper can do it next week. Gma can finish the basement
project. Gma's neck and shoulder are giving her
fits! The neck has kept a constant headache for
2 days now. She goes for massage tomorrow and this
should help. The Bone and Joint Clinic changed her
appointment to Nov. 15th. She sure hopes they can do
something for her bad shoulder.(Really hoping to
Since November is here...We have to start making jerky
for Great-Gpa. We have 2 blankets to make out of velour
before Christmas for Gma's folks. We think our grand-
daughter,McKenzie will come and help Gma with the blankets.
Today was Bio-spot day.....I was caught off guard! I hate
that stuff! I HATE FLEAS even more!!!!!Precious didn't
sneak away either......Gpa surprised her!
Veterans Day and Thanksgiving are just around the
corner! Where oh where did, 2012 go????????????????
So much to do and so very little time!!!!!!!!!
Sure enjoyed peeking at all the Weenie Costumes.
Catching up with everyone's special days....
Gma said, a new Time this weekend....I don't
understand? I thought there was only 1 kind of Time?
Eatin',sleepin',playin',workin' and trouble time!
Speakin' of Eatin'...it is my Supper TIME!
October 28th 2012 2:13 pm
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Cold and snow flurries here......Oh Boy, Gpa has a
BIG MESS!!! He brought all the cows and calves home from
the summer pasture yesterday. Of course, it took all day!
Some were ready to come because of the cold and flurries.
Others had to play games with Gpa....
Now all the cattle are home and pretty close to house.
They have pastures here and several corrals. Gpa has
been hauling bales to them everyday. Since it is still
dry here. The open grazing isn't enough food for them.
Grandpa's BIG Problem is Water for the cattle... The well
in the front corral needs to be worked on. We still
pump water with old fashioned pump-jacks into large
stock tanks. Most neighbors have submersible pumps and
water hydrants. Our place isn't that modern...
So Gpa was using 200 ft. of garden hose to reach the
corral from the hydrant at the house yard. The cold
weather froze the hoses. Frozen hoses won't work to
fill the big tank.
Gpa thought he'd drag all that hose through the house.
Put it, in our 1 bathtub and shower unit to defrost.
The hose was covered with grass clippings,leaves and dirt.
Would be drug through 4 rooms to reach the bathroom.
Gma didn't like this idea!
Gpa decided to put the space heater on the hoses in the
cattle room. The space heater wouldn't work! Now what?
The cattle have to have water.....
Gma brought heavy plastic and put on the sunroom floor.
Then got 2 big oil filled electric heaters out of the attic.
Plugged them in, set the thermostats for 90. Took awhile
but the hoses are defrosted....
Now Gpa is filling the tank. This takes 2 hours when dry.
Then he has to drag the hoses in, to drain them, so they
won't freeze up again.
We have the clean up mess in the sunroom. Put everything
away and clean up the grass debris. Gma told Gpa he had
to clean up the mess he made! Gma knows, she'll have to
Help. If not, they will be dragging that mess all over
The reason Gma is upset with Gpa is: He knew All Summer,
he had to work on this well. He put it off! Thank goodness,
there are 2 other wells for the cattle. If all, were
trying to drink from this 1 large tank....there'd be alot
of pushing and shoving going on. Maybe some cattle would
be injured....So much for Gma having a little extra
He's trying to haul bales on the days the weather allows.
He went and picked up some free standing corral that was
built for him. This will replace the area where the collapsed
heifer shed was removed. He hasn't had time to set those
corral panels up. Always something around here! He is having
mechanical problems with a couple tractors to add to
Well on the upside, he will have his pickup back in a
couple days. There will be a new windshield and new tail
gate on his truck. Finally those repairs are done....
Gma says, any advice for handling her procrastinating Gpa?
She has a very lllllllooooooooonnnnnnggggggggggg fuse!
I think, she is about to blow sky high...like an oil
gusher! Oh Boy! Where's my raincoat? I think, I might
Okay Gma, calm down....Let's go Zoomin' around and see
what our pals have been doing! I know, you'll feel much
better real soon! I reach over and give Gma big wet kisses
all over her face.....Catch ya later,Mazy
October 28th 2012 2:04 pm
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Mazy here reportin' in. The weather hasn't been nice for
a week now. We've had drizzles,cold,gray,cloudy,breezy
and snow flurries ALL weekend. SO NOPE we haven't finished
our leaf chasing project!
We did manage to make our pasta sauce. Now have 19 pts.
No TOMATOES in our freezer! We did dry another batch of
apples. We cleaned,chopped and froze apples. They are
for our muffins,bread and oatmeal cookies. We baked,
all day one day this past week. Gma was testing 3 new
cookies recipes. Looking for a couple new ones to add
to the favorites for Holiday Gift Boxes.
Wednesday, we took everything but the treadmill,washer
and dryer out of the laundry room. Thursday, my human
sis and Gma painted. Gma did the brush work and Melissa
did all the rolling. The rolling is real tough on Gma's
shoulders. Looks really nice but was a very long day
for us Furs! There is no door on the laundry room....
Precious and I had to spend the day with only the
kitchen,entry and sun-room as our turf...We were NOT
Happy about this! You'll Never guess what the wall
color is called???? DILL PICKLE! I kid you not!
Really isn't the color of Gma's pickles.... It is a
bright, light green. All the woodwork is a peach
oil based enamel. Gma didn't want to repaint the woodwork.
Brighter and cheery for winter days....Pulls lots
more light into the 1 large window.
Gma put everything back,except the wall stuff. Since
it was so cold, she's giving it a week before she
hangs the wall stuff. Gpa has to install the new
small fan and light combo. The other one is 30+ years
with 2 speeds burnt out and 1 light socket is bad.
Friday Gma left me to hold down the fort. She went to
have her furry mop redone. Followed by a massage to regroup.
Left the crock-pot filled with roast beef and vegetables
My Nose has been teased by pasta sauce,drying apples,
yummy cookies and apple pies baking. Plus homemade
clam chowder simmering and biscuits baking. Tonight
having yellow rice and grilled chicken breasts.
I know she defrosted an extra piece for Precious and
I to share over the next few days.
Gma brought a few more apples home. She plans to dry
them for human bro. Maybe freeze a few for baking.
We tried the canned apple pie filling yesterday. We
made little pies the size of potpies. Perfect for just
We did the usually weekly cleaning and laundry. We caught
up on snail mail. Made a long list for supply run. Gma
has a toopher for dentist to repair. Barn kitties are
out of food AGAIN! Gma even cooked some meat out of the
freezer for them.....So Monday, I'm on guard duty....
Gma did all my grooming today. I was really good UNTIL
she started brushing my toophers! I was a Naughty Girl!
I was do a Growly! Gma brushed anyway and let me finish
with a mini dental bone. She said behave or she'd brush
Precious and I have been playing the house. Gma and I
did walk to mailbox yesterday. It was only 28,cloudy,
spittin' snow....She said, we needed a little fresh
air. It's only a 1/2 mile to the box. We were both
ready to come inside......
Suppose to be in high 40's with sunshine by Wednesday.
We HOPE so.......We still need 1 long day to chase
and clean up leaves. We're gearing up to start making
jerky. Baking and freezing for the Holidays.
By the weekend, venison beasty season will be open!
They need 2 beasties this year. I can't go along!
Too much noise with the rifles. Too much walking...
Once they have their beasties, we have to de-bone
it. Package the steak. Cut up all the rest for
sausage and jerky making. Can you imagine? Some
of the beasty is for the kitties! Who said, I
wanted to share?????????
Gma,Precious and I took a badly needed NAP late on
Saturday. The Cold weather was really doing Gma
Gotta go, catch ya later. Hugs and Kisses, Mazy
October 23rd 2012 4:02 pm
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My hoomans did the Funniest thing on Saturday. They quit working at noon.
Dressed in good clothes and told me to keep an eye on the place.
They left my kibbles and a busy-bone. Gma gave me a beggin' strip as she
walked out the door. Oh Boy! This means they are gonna be gone awhile.......
Saturday is was cloudy,gray and drizzles. So I settled down and took a few naps.
Watched some shows on Disney cartoons. Guarded my busy-bone.
Ever once in awhile I'd give it a lick or two. I Never eat
my busy-bone while they are gone.
We always play a game of hide-in-seek with it,when they return.
I just love playing that game. I spent some time doodling
my daily snout sketch on the living room window. I sat
on the heat vent ... I rearranged the afghans on a couple
Then You Know What???? The day was over and it was pitch black outside.
Still No Gma and Gpa......I decided to snuggle in
and take another nap.
Finally, I saw the car out the window....they were home
and it was bedtime! They were gone 10 hours.
They Never do that!
I was so happy they were Home. Now,I could play with my
busy-bone and then devour it! Gma put my sweater on and
took me out to potty. I don't know why???????I couldn't
hold it any longer and used my potty station in the bathroom.
I'd done both my jobs...I just wanted to play
hide-in-seek with Gma.
Gma said, Mazy girl, we went to a 50th. anniversary party.We were
there for a couple hours. We saw Jaxcen and McKenzie. What? You were
with the grand-kids and didn't take me?????? It was their
other Gma and Gpa's anniversary. After that, we went
to the Hunter's Club.
You went out Hunting and didn't take me?????? I am a Hound!
Do you understand that hounds hunt???????????
What kind of hunting do you do in those good clothes????I was
so confused....Well, it was the name of a very fancy restaurant.
Gpa had a birthday gift certificate from the kids to use.
We brought you something,Gma said. Let's see it! It better be good!
Leaving me all alone .....
Gpa brought a doggie bag home to me. WowZer! Inside the bag
was filet migon....Gpa has filet and shrimp. He tried and
he couldn't eat it all. So he brought the rest home to
me....Gma had the largest grilled sea scallops she has
ever eaten. Gma ate her seafood. She said, she wasn't
leaving any of those on her plate.
The Pup bag was the BEST! Melted in your mouth...I'm pretty fussy,
this is a beef ranch. We raise the critters to pay our bills.
Anyway, there was enough for me to have steak after my kibbles
for 3 days. Tonight, Precious and I are having grilled chicken
breast. I think they are having baked boneless pork loin chops.
As long as they bring me a bag with 5 star stuff in it....I'm
okay with them going back to the Hunter's Club again.
Just not right away! I know, I have to stand guard soon.
Gma has to go back to the dentist and have a toopher fixed.
I expect either a new toy or a bag with yummy stuff
in it........Sounds like a fair wage for protecting
their stuff! Don't ya think?????
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
October 7th 2012 10:13 am
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Interesting week around here...We had real RAIN,then snow. Not once but twice.
We woke up to a white covering Saturday,but melted off,when it hit 48.
The only fall jobs we managed this week were to clean and inventory
2 freezers. Now, I really wanted to Help with this. I thought, I could snag
a package of meat and haul it off for snacking. Nope! Gma wouldn't
let me go to the basement where the meatz freezer is... I thought,
she was crazy when she took all the vegetables out of the freezer in
the sunroom. Threw them on the floor,mixed them up and put them back!
What's was up with that? She said, she didn't want to unload the freezer
every time she needed the vegetable she was serving us.
The flower pots we cleaned up and hauled into the sunroom before
the cold nights of 20 are blooming their butts off! After we had to strip alot
of foliage due to the hail on them in August. Once again,
the red geraniums are very pretty. The asparagus ferns are recovering
from the barn kitties curling up and sleeping in the pots.
Really smashed and broken up.
If we can keep them alive all winter,
they will go back outside in the spring.
Gpa was dragging telephone poles around with the tractor and a chain.
He cut them off and used them for poles in the corral,where the
old heifer shed collapsed and was removed. Now he can fill that
area in with corral. Keeping the calves from wandering where
they shouldn't go! A bunch of calves were out, 1 calf got too close
to Gma AND I went into protect mode....I yapped and barked and ran
the calf away.... WHILE Gma screamed Mazy Stand! She said, that
500 pound calf would Kick me and hurt me! I didn't think, the calf Looked so Tough!
I DID Stop the pursuit as I was told too!
Gpa had a birthday this week. He had roasted pork,mashed potatoes,
broccoli, baked Italian bread,baked apples and cake(not chocolate)
I had some spuds,roast,apples and cake...I thought his birthday
supper was Delish! Gpa turned 6 and 2! He made out like a Bandit!
He has a new vermin rifle,gift cards for new fishing stuff,
some for his favorite restaurants and some money for whatever he wants.
I'll be 6 in July...I sure Hopes my 6 is a Jackpot birthday.
Can I start making my list of pressies now???????????
Last weekend it was in the 80's and the temperatures fell this week
all the way to 20. They went fishing and caught 12 pikes. Gma
said, 8 more packages of fish to the freezer and they could have
fish, twice a month all year long. Gma caught herself in rocks
and water grasses and lost 4 full sets of tackle. When they go fishing
without the grand kids, Gpa said, I can go and see what happens....
He thinks, I'll stick real close to them. Not sniff and follow the
many deer tracks at the lake. Gma isn't so sure about that. A doxie
follows their snout! I guess, if I don't behave,I'll have to be on
a very long leash or sit in the pick-up and wait. I'm not a swimmer
like Angel Foxie was.....No fear of me trying to swim off by myself!
We have a Ga-Zillion sticks and leaves on the ground. Need to start
cleaning them up. Gma has been dragging her paws on this,since her
shoulder and hip are giving her fits. They won't clean themselves up,
so we have to get going on this. We have 1 young gal to help but it is a huge job.
Gpa has the garden cleaned off and all dug up for next year.
He has to add cattle poop to the garden. He took the fence
down so we can make it larger. We need enough room to run a tiller
between all the rows. This will reduce the weeding chore for Gma.
Kenzie played her last basketball game this week. They lost this time.
They played well, but the ball just wouldn't go into the hoop. It
rolled around and fell off.....The other gals could shoot anything and it went in...
Kenzie has started her new quilt for 4-H. She sure
does a nice job! Maybe, she will make me a tiny quilt? Jax's has
been fishing,golfing and helping his Daddy harvest the last of the sunflowers.
Friday Gma's ice maker and water dispenser on the new fridge were
finally repaired. Only been down for 2 months......Yesterday, this
very nice lady came to my house and fixed a rock chip on Gma's
windshield. She fussed over me and held me and I sure liked her!
Last year, this same day we had 2 other chips fixed. Isn't that weird?
I spent alot of time sitting on the heat vent in the kitchen with all
the cold weather this week. I wore my sweater when I went outside.
I didn't spend much time out there...I wasn't impressed with the
colder temperatures. Neither was Gma! It is suppose to warm up
this next week. We sure hope so.....The weather tore up Gma's
shoulder and hip so badly. She couldn't work in the yard or do
the canning. We did the regular stuff to keep the place in the loop.
We played with my stuffies alot.
I'm spending time today catching up with what all my pals
have been up to. Maybe, I can zoom around to some of my groups?
Precious is demanding some Puter time too.... FAT CAT
has to WAIT! I moved into this furmily before she did...I have
Have a Blessed Week Everyone,Mazy
October 2nd 2012 3:57 pm
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OMD! What a surprise! While Gma was workin', Precious
and I ran into the puter room and was messin' around!
We logged into the mails and discovered almost all the
mail was for us Furs!
Well, we started readin' doggie and kittie mails.....
Notes and messages from ssssssssoooooooooo many pals!
WOWZER! Balloons were being sent from EVERYWHERE!
Precious and I LOVE to play with balloons..Especially
like to chase and pop them....
Back to my story........ Gma wouldn't take a break
So we dug for her book of pass'em words and we surfed
to the net without her! Ruff! Meow! We didn't think
it was so hard to find our pawsome site! Now... we
had to hurry and find out what all the Balloons
were about????? We were so confused!Where did all
come from and why????
It was so PAWSOME OF HQ, to WELCOME IN FALL with FREE
bunches of balloons to catch up with all our PALS!
Thank You HQ! WE LOVED IT! This time, cause we broke
the house rules of NO PUTER without Gma we didn't miss
I think MOST of us FURS are on a Fur Allowance,so we
only have so many GaZealies to pass around.... We try
to use them for Furs birthdays,sick days, specials days
like DOTD or CATD or DOTW or DDP's....Especially for
those furmilies that are hurtin' from sayin' good-bye
to a Beloved Fur. Sometimes, the hoomans and their furs
just need a quick, HOWDY,I miss you greetin'!
The Ponderosa Angels Foxie and Baby got together at the
Bridge with all the dogster and catster angels and they
gave their Balloons and Pirate Flags to the pup and purr
furs that Never knew what a kind hooman was! They never
had a home,food,toys,blankets and treats....There was
a Big party at the bridge for all those Furs who didn't
have forever homes while they were in our world.
Those furs were so happy and excited to be treated
very very special.......They played,rolled,romped,
ran,barked and meowed...while there were treats of
every kind for everyone.........So thank you pals for
remember the ones,that watch and wait for the day
when our furmilies will join us. Our packs will be
all together again.....
This was an AWESOME DAY!!!!!!!!!!!
We Love You All, Mazy
September 28th 2012 3:17 pm
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Well grandma has been home 2 weeks Today....We've been
runnin' from project to project. You always have the usual
stuff around home to take care of. The cleanin',laundrin',
cookin' and shoppin' were the EASY JOBS!
We All went to the garden to find those rootin' vegetables.
We harvested the spuds,carrots,parsnips and onions. The
ground was ssssssssssssooooooooo HARD,like cement! We used
a shovel,potato fork and even an axe!!!! It took the better
part of a Whole Day! I even tried helpin' by diggin' in
the ground. It was so hard, I Quit and went to carryin'
small spuds away. Then I got in trouble for chewin' on
spuds! In my defense, it was lunchtime and I was hungry!
The axe Gpa had to use to loosen the parsnips.
Gpa had to sit and rest every 3 or 4 hills. Gma dug a
couple and that took care of her....Neither of them have
ever seen the prairie ground this hard!
Well the slicin' was about savin' the spuds that had
damage on them. Gma sliced,blanched,bagged and froze
all of those.Boy,did that make a BIG mess to clean up!
This took a whole day......
Gma made the vegetable relish and canned it. She used
green tomatoes,carrots,red cabbage,onion and peppers.
This really turned out Great! 2 batches
A friend brought us Apples... So we washed and peeled.
Cooked them into sauce and smashed it through the food
processor. We now have applesauce.(Took another day)
Gma peeled 100 apples! 2 batches .... The set up and
clean up of these projects eats up alot of time.
We have 3 bags of apples left. We made a big pan of
Danish Apple Bars today. We are going to make another
batch of applesauce. Dry some apple slices for the
kids. Apples cookin' makes the house smell so good!
I love applesauce....Gma puts it in my little home
made treats too.
Yesterday, we baked all day! We made 4 batches of
cookies. Chocolate Chunk,Pumpkin Spice,Frosted Sugar
and Peanut-butter Blossoms. Fresh cookies! Grandson
isn't going to catch Gma low on cookies this visit!
I really like the pumpkin cookie......
Gma and Gpa are taking Jaxcen and his Mom fishin' this
weekend. 2 lakes only 10 miles away. McKenzie will be
absent this time. She has a big slumber party. Jaxcen
and his Mom are staying over. REAL PLAYTIME FOR GMA
AND GPA.......It was 80 today and 80's for Saturday.
Gma has a basketball game tomorrow. McKenzie is the
center of her team. She scored 14 pts. last week in her game.
They played against Gpa's community and beat them in
overtime. Score was 23-19.
Gpa bought some corn with high moisture. (Saved money)
He's been shovelin' and augarin' the corn back and forth
into wooden grain wagons. This helps dry the corn out.
He will use it as feed for the calves. He has been
buildin' corral and wind breaks. I've been ever so
helpful, as I follow along.
Gpa took the garden fence down. As we will make it
larger next year. So, we can run a tiller through all
the rows. Will really save Gma alot of weeding hours.
Gpa is going to build the soil up with rotten manure.
Run the digger and plow through. Work everything up,
then spray for our fungus and pesty insects.
He admitted he made alot of extra work by not working
the ground the way Gma said, it needed to be.Raising
vegetables is not like small grain crops.
Gma still has 3 buckets of tomatoes in the freezer to
thaw and make into pasta sauce. After that the canning
for this year will be done. It has been a very long
busy growing season for them both.
The leaves are fallin' and we are waitin' until most
are on the ground. We have help to rake and haul them.
Better than Gma tryin' to rake a couple hours,several
times per week. Gpa is still walkin' with me, so Gma
can do her big projects. After supper,Gma plays with
me. We end our day,by settlin' in the rocker and readin'.
We did find time to wash all our blankets and such
before the seasons change. We washed woodwork and I
played in the scrub pail. I was bored! We mended a
few stuffies....New squeakies and just like New!
BTW- We are still fighting with defective items.
The ice maker on the new fridge is broken. The
new cell phone is going back. (Actually 2 bad
phones!) So Gma and Gpa have had to play automated
phone tag on these things. Ugh! Good thing, I'm
here to defuse their frustration and lower their
blood pressure. I go into the clown mode after
these lengthy phone tags,they are forced to play.
Here's what we are doing on the Ponderosa...Gpa
hasn't hauled any bales home. Hoping for rain!
Very dry and a fire risk...Since weather is nice,
holding off as long as we can.
Gonna Zip around and see what is new with all my
pals... We're all WELL just busier than busy!
Catch ya later,
Hugs and Kisses, Mazy
This may be the 1st. year, Gma EVER embraces
winter and settling into a quiet time.
September 28th 2012 2:33 pm
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We'd like to thank our pals for the notes and prayers
sent to us about Gma's Daddy. We appreciate the support
so very much. We promised to report on how things are
with his heart.
Great-Grandpa had 2 heart caths. in September. The 1st.
procedure told us that: 3 of the arteries with bypasses
done in 2001 are open. This was good news! We also knew
that the 4th. artery did have blockages.
They can only give so much dye and keep you under so long.
A 2nd. procedure was done last week. The results were
disappointing. The surgeon tried and tried to open the
artery. Then they had planned to put stents in to keep
They couldn't open the blocked artery. His situation is
being managed with medications. A new medication was
added that improves his circulation and blood pressure.
So he isn't so cold and exhausted. We've been told
this is all that can be done for him. He is too frail
to undergo another open heart surgery. His heart
is just wearing out.
Thank you once again for all the support. It is very
difficult being a 1000 miles away. We try to touch
bases a couple times each week. Checking to see how
things are going.
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