Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tasty Tuesday

A few days ago, I was lucky enough to receive a bag of corn on the cob. A big bag.  Five dozen cobs for free!  
My main intention was to dry it on the cob for the hens and the rooster to have as a treat over the winter months.  Typical Trail, he had to be a part of the husking process.  

All the other dogs were content to lay on the couch or a dog bed and occasionally glance over to monitor the process. Not Trail, he has to be a part of everything.

I was tempted to give him a cob just to see what he would do with it but I knew that there would be four others wanting one too and that would make a big mess. Besides, I didn't want them eating the cob.

There are over three dozen cobs hanging upstairs in a spare room drying out for the hens. I've never done this before but so far it seems to be working well.

Not to worry, there were a few kernels that made into the food dishes that night.  There are also a couple of bags of kernels in the freezer too.  

Later, there were carrots...

Monday, September 21, 2015

You still there?

Are you still there?

Yup, we're still here.

We've been away from blogville for a little while because we had company.  From away.  That is how everyone here refers to people who aren't from the island. They are from away.  Our company has now gone back west and things are back to what we call normal.

Normal meaning that the dogs are now the number one priority and getting all the attention once again which includes going to the beach at sunset.


We hope that you are still there and continue to visit.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Dog Bed....Cat Bed?

Since we have both dogs and cats in the house, we tend to be all about sharing.  As previously noted here on our blog, sometimes that sharing isn't all that popular.

Arthur tends to have a little bit of an attitude.  Once again, he was on the dog bed.  Trail wasn't sure that he should be.

When staring at him didn't make him move, Trail moved in to physically remove him.

After a little bit of tussling, Trail found something else to do and along came Bill.  He enjoys the dog bed and was determined to lay there even with a cat.

Later, once again, Arthur had the bed all to himself.

All this does is reinforce Arthur's opinion that cats do indeed rule.

The dogs totally disagree and besides, the cats are outnumbered! 

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Tasty Tuesday - Tomatoes!

When I planted our vegetable garden this spring, I had a couple of "extra" tomato plants so I planted them with the flowers by the back steps.  Our deaf boy Trail checked them out the other day and after nosing around the plants and very pointedly looking at me and then back to the plants, I picked one for him.  He did what Bill does. Spit it out. Although they love tomatoes, they won't bite into the cherry tomatoes. So, I broke it open for him.  

Once the smell of fresh tomato was in the air, along came blind and mostly deaf Brook.  She has no problem helping herself to tomatoes.  First, she carefully checks the plants.

"Smells ripe."

Then, after selecting the tomato, she leans in for the pick.

Bill watched this entire process then came over to hopefully have some tomato.

The ripe ones were all gone.

Just another couple of days Bill and there will be more.  Meanwhile, there was another pretty sunset beside the barn.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Silly Dogs

Ever notice that sometimes your dog(s) go through a stage of being silly or goofy? We've been experiencing that lately.

It started with blind Hiker.  Since she has been feeling so much better after having acupuncture treatments, she's been a bit silly. 

I wonder if maybe this stretches her back a little? Or more likely, she is just being a silly dog, which means she is back to "normal".

Then deaf Trail was looking out the window.

He enjoys the fact that he is tall enough to rest his chin on the window sill.  But then, the silliness appeared.