Wordless Wednesday

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My manservant had a guest for lunch and confined Starlight to her bedroom because he was concerned about “excessive barking.”  Pooches, I listened but didn’t hear his guest bark even once.

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Silent Sunday too!

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Wordless Wednesday

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The return of civil temperatures allows for pizza at our picnic bench today for lunch!

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Not so Silent Saturday

Pooches,  there’s good news on our regular Silent Saturday.  My manservant decided this morning that a regular excursion was in order for today!  Woo hoo!

On Thursday Starlight and my womanservant departed for a distant village in an adjoining state for another long weekend of agility activities.  As usual I was placed in charge of my manservant and have been quite busy keeping close reins on him.

When he said he was going to neglect his morning constitutional this morning in favor of a lazy morning with plenty of coffee, I commandeered the situation and coaxed him to consider a long excursion in late morning to enjoy the cooler weather.  It didn’t take much arm-twisting before an early lunch was packed and placed in the Hybridmobile II. We headed down the lane in search of an ideal picnic spot.  The Hybridmobile II was delighted to resume our excursion activity and was spot on in determining the ideal picnic spot.  It traveled to the north end of my Rez where a picnic table was selected for our dining pleasure.  A long stroll was undertaken after our lunch had been enjoyed.

We’re back at our den now where I’ve instructed my manservant to spend the afternoon in the kitchen preparing a large batch of his “famous” red beans and rice as our sustenance for the remainder of the weekend.  That should keep him busy and out of mischief while I nap and dream of the sausages and ham hocks I will enjoy for dinner

Sunshine.

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Don’t we need another cup of coffee?  It seems a wee bit early for breakfast.

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Hooray!  A good ol’ regular excursion.

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Prepare to meet my stomach!

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I don’t care how sturdy it is!  I don’t like piers period!

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Look at all the Nymphaeaceae growing here!

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I think I’ll go wading a bit before we return to our den.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Starlight and I took advantage of the cooler temperatures this morning and enjoyed a lazy morning in our back yard.

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We enjoyed stir-fry boeuf with peppers on rice for lunch at our picnic bench.

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After enjoying ice cold watermelon for dessert at lunch we decided to lounge about in our back yard before naptime began.

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Silent Saturday

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You just have to know where to go to beat the heat!

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Ya’ll come on down.  The water is nice and cold!

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If this has been here all summer why haven’t we come here sooner?

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Silent Saturday

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My womanservant is in Elvistown and I’ve been keeping Starlight and my manservant out of mischief by keeping them busy putting up purple hull peas and butterbeans for the next winter.

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After a busy day working in our backyard we decided to celebrate the removal of the last of the formerly majestic oak by grilling bone-in boeuf by our swimming pool.

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Then there’s the eating of said bone-in boeuf by our pool…

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Harvest excursion!

Pooches, it has been a week since I posted to my blog.  My manservant finally convinced me to take a bit of a sabbatical for the remainder of the summer and I’ll only be posting once or twice a week as we continue to seek shelter from the hot weather.    This past weekend we had a bit of a holibobs when a road trip was made by our pack in the Hybridmobile III to Elvistown.  We had a respite from the hot weather while in Elvistown and enjoyed a Saturday of outdoor partying in quite comfortable conditions as we bid the wee human a happy 2nd birthday.  A good time was had by all!

This morning when my manservant returned from his walk/run he proclaimed that we were going to harvest our carrot crop and the first of our fig crop today.  Starlight headed to retrieve her overalls and straw hat from the closet but my manservant said we had to take care of an appointment with the vet before the harvest could begin!  Starlight and I looked in dismay at each other wondering which one of us would be the victim today.  Drat!  It was me.

Surprisingly, pooches, it turned out to be a rather pleasant vet visit.  After a short bit of poking, prodding, and squeezing the vet proclaimed me to be the picture of health.  When the unpleasantries had been completed I enjoyed chatting with him about professional matters for quite some time before my manservant, eager to begin his harvesting, brought the visit to an end.  I gathered my newly issued drugs and hopped in the Hybridmobile II for the return trip to our den.

Carrots were the first crop to be harvested when we arrived at our den and we now have huge piles of carrots crowding our kitchen countertops.  My manservant left me in the kitchen to begin washing the carrots for storage while he returned to our back yard to begin fig gathering.  According to his reports there were fig galore.

After the initial harvesting had been completed my manservant trodded to the kitchen to prepare a hearty lunch of Kapusta Kielbasa.  The smell of the sizzling sausage and steaming cabbage filled our den and by the time the meal was served in the comfort of our den our mouths were watering!  Following the hearty and delicious meal my manservant surprised us by a dessert of freshly plucked figs drenched in mint-infused cream.  What can I say pooches but woo hoo!  Starlight and I chose to enjoy the treat from our dinner bowls in order to savor dessert at a leisurely pace.

We are now pleasantly full.  Between the carrots and the figs there is an afternoon of work to be done in the kitchen by my manservant while Starlight and I contemplate and appreciate the finer life during our afternoon naps.

Later, pooches!

Sunshine

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The Kapusta Kielbasa is ready and our sausages are poised and ready to be devoured!

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Figs in mint-infused cream?  Harvest days are my kind of day.  Let’s eat!!!

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Sunshine, I think he is so impressed with his fig concoction that he’s just going to take pictures instead of eating.

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Preferring a civil approach to dining, Starlight and I choose to enjoy our dessert at a more leisurely pace by eating in our dinner bowls.

 

 

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Still being baked

Pooches, to no one’s surprise today is another scorcher.  My manservant decided to forego his morning walk/run in order to perform a couple of outdoor tasks before the intense heat returned.  After completing those tasks our day turned into another “sit inside where it is cool” day.  My manservant briefly tempted fate when he risked venturing outdoors to attend his Monday morning yoga class.  He escaped being baked alive and when he returned leftovers were retrieved from the icebox.  In short order we were enjoying red beans and rice with a crispy cold green salad and garlic/parmesan bread!  Woo hoo!  We tried briefly to dine at our picnic bench the heat quickly drove us inside to our dining room.  Starlight and I had claimed dibs on the sausages in the red beans and rice and we waited patiently as each piece was spooned out of the bowl.

Pooches, the prognosticators say relief from the ridiculous heat is right around the corner!  Let’s hope the prognosticators are correct.

Sunshine

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Beating the heat tip #9:  Avoid heavy and heated foods for breakfast (especially sausages with pancakes because they are our favorite)

 

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Starlight, this sausage makes up for the sausage we missed at breakfast!

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Silent Sunday too!

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Beating the heat tip #8b:  Have ice cold Lingonberry Skyr with chilled walnuts for breakfast (it beats the heat plus counts as an act of repentance for yesterday’s tip #8).

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