Saturday, February 28, 2009

Silky Update

Silky is back from the vet, well until Monday that is we will take her back then for her final visit - for the rainbow bridge, and that's if she makes it until Monday. She can't stand on her own anymore, the vet said her blood cells are destroying one another. The vet also told us that 11 is old for a weimeraner most don't make it to 10 even.

Chocolate Ric Rac

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Old Banana Silk Velvet Trim

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Butter Flowers Natural Dyed Floral Trim

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Royal Quite de Luxe Typewriter

Heart No. 2 In Progress

Heart No. 2 In Progress

New Heart In Progress

Heart No. 3 In Progress

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Carla Emery"s Old Fashioned Recipe Book

Carla Emery"s Old Fashioned Recipe Book an Encyclopedia of Country Living copyright 1977. Carla rewrote her book right before her death several years ago.
I get a lot of emails asking me where I learned what I know, most of it is from helping my parents when I was growing up. We always had a very large garden, canned, dehydrated foods, etc., and we raised rabbits and chickens for food. I've supplemented what I knew with books such as these (this book was in with a lot of books I purchased at a sale).

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Silky is not doing so well, fading and very quitely but not doing well. She's 11 now, 13 if you count the borrowed year for having survived cancer the first tiem around.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Olive Oil

John repacked the olive oil, which came in a rather large bottle, into smaller glass pint jars this afternoon. This increases the shelf life by about three months as we will now move the OO to the basement pantry where it stays a balmy 55-60F year round.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Loom

Well I finally got the loom moved into the dining room - thank goodness for Duncan Phife tables right! Ours folds up into a very nice compact size that fits nicely behind a large easy chair and acts as a second sofa table in a pinch! I still have a bunch of stuff left to put away in the dining room and floor is in sorry need of washing which should be a tad bit easier now that the table is no longer in my way.

Now to figure out what's wrong with the harnesses, one of them or maybe even two of them are not set up correctly. It's an older LeClerc Nautlis four harness loom. One of it's redeeming qualities is the fact that it folds up and fairly compactly which makes it very easy to put away and forget about for years on end.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Kale Soup

This is what we had for dinner and it was delcious. I substituted out Italian flavored Pork Sausage for the turkey sausage and yams for the sweet potatoes which were outrageously over priced ($4.97 a pound~!) The Kale was exceptional in this recipe, it reminds me of a soup I've eaten before down south.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Homemade Dog Food

Yep you read it right I'm making my own dog food! Believe me it was NOT my intention to do this but we lost most of the upright freezer contents in August, once the new chest freezer finally showed up, and I kept some marginal stuff for the pets to eat. You know like the sirloin tip steaks and the ground beef that was partially frozen.

Tomorrow I'll put it through the food processor with the correct proportions of carrots, pumpkin, peas, rice, and some greens. And yes I'll take pictures when I do this! After that it'll get packaged into freezer bags and go into the new chest freezer. And now begins the journey of making dog food, sigh.

Nite all!