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Saturday, September 30, 2017
This very smart spider has built her web across the end of our fish pond. She is growing fat and sassy as she nets just about any bug that stops in for a drink of water.
I love the beauty of the spider web design.
Friday, September 29, 2017
Missy - Our New Grandcat
Meet Missy, our new grandcat.
Missy appeared at the patio door of our son's home a few weeks ago. She looked quite hungry so the rest is history.
Our son and grandson put a notice in the neighborhood newsletter asking if anyone was missing a kitten. No one answered the notice so Missy is now a member of the family.
Missy was three to four months old when she arrived. We are guessing she was dropped in the neighborhood with the hope that someone would adopt her. That's a terrible way to re-home a cat, but this one was lucky that it worked.
Missy is a very lovey and lovable young lady. She's now micro chipped and has had all of the appropriate medical attention to be a happy family member in her fur-ever home.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Fried Baloney (Bologna)
Do you have fried baloney in your past? I don't remember having it when I was a child, but neighbor children got my kids hooked on it when we moved to the house where we live now. Since then I've learned fried baloney is part of the American Kid Experience.
So, to make his American Exerpience complete, I introduced my Norwegian born American hsuband to this "treat."
We fried two thick slices of baloney...
It was fun.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
I remember growing celery trees with my Mom when I was little. She'd save the bottom of a stalk of celery and we'd put it in a saucer with water and watch the little tree grow. In only a few days, we had our tree.
We did the same with sweet potatoes, carrot tops, and other veggies.
Such fun for kids! I had a really cool Mom.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Bumble Bees Abound
Late one afternoon this week I went out to look at the Fall flowers once again. It's the week of the Bumble Bees here now.
Monday, September 25, 2017
More Fall Blossoms
Here is another hibiscus blossom ready to open. I love the delicacy of the paper thin petals.
Lovely, aren't they!
Sunday, September 24, 2017
More fungi in the back yard on the logs keeps popping up daily. I'm sure the great amounts of rain we've received have helped this along. That's a trumpet vine growing on the log, too.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Dock Diving Event
After the Agility Trial (see yesterday's post) at the Eukanuba Performance Games we walked across the grounds to the entrance and the Dock Diving area.
Today Catherine and Wendy will use this practice dock so Kjell and I could see Wendy dive.
That was our fun day at the Eukanuba Performance Games.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Eukanuba Performance Games
We knew we were in the right place for the Eukanuba Performance Games when we saw the pair of giant Black Labrador Retrievers at the entrance of the Roberts Convention Center.
In the image above the participants are "walking the course" before the actual competition began. Look carefully at the left center of the image. You'll see a lady in a wheelchair; she is wearing a pink shirt. This wonderful lady participated in the agility trial in her wheel chair and her service dog, a Black Lab enjoyed the run tremendously!
Tomorrow I'll have images of Wendy Dock Diving at another part of the Performance Games. You'll see another service dog with his human at that event.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Short Road Trip
Last Sunday was a beautiful day so we made a short road trip.
Tomorrow I'll publish pictures of our destination for this trip. We're on our way to Wilmington, Ohio, for the Eukanuba Performance Games. These are games and competitions for canine athletes.
Come back tomorrow!
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Lamb and Cabbage
My Honey made Lamb and Cabbage in the crock pot and it was marvelous. It's not beautiful, but it sure is GOOD! It is Norwegian comfort food that we enjoy at all times of the year.
He posted a picture on Facebook and a friend asked how he made it. Here's what Kjell wrote:
Needed: Large Crock Pot, Large Lamb Leg, two heads of cabbage, salt, and peppercorns.
Cut the lamb leg in bite size pieces. Cut the cabbage in either wedges or thick slices. Fill the crock pot with alternating layers of cabbage and lamb. Use a little salt and peppercorn between each layer. If you don’t want peppercorn floating around, tie them in a muslin bag. Fill the crock pot up with approximately ¾ with water since there is already a lot of water in the cabbage. Good to go after approximately six hours.
It's even better the second day.....
Yep, it's that easy!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The tea is served...
It took Catherine, Kjell, and me less than ten minutes to clear this plate of delicious sushi.
This is one of our favorite outings!
Monday, September 18, 2017
Did anyone else pick honeysuckle berries and mash them when you were kids? They can get very messy. I think that was what made them so much fun.
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