Well another week has come and gone. I have been trying to find moments of sanity amidst the busy, barking, messy-boy-filled kennel. We have been busy/full for about a month now couple that with the record breaking heat, it’s really taking a toll. So needless to say sitting in a chair and sorting, editing photos is not high on my priority list. I have been shooting still on occasion and I have wanted to share the little adventures but if I can’t find the time right after shooting they just go in the archives. Anyway, hopefully things will settle down soon… seems I am always saying that.
On to the pictures food first!
I made hamburger buns from scratch, though they are not the prettiest to look at (oven hot spots much) they were miiiighty fine.
Especially when paired with the BBQ we made (okay Costco helped). The Mr. wanted me to make these again so he can put jam and butter on them, guess that means they were good in his book too.
Chris also made up a smore over our gas oven. These were supposed to be made on our camping trip, but we never had a chance to do so. Story on that one is still to come.
We finally had a chance to use the fire wires I bought at William Sonoma. Basically it’s a kabob wire that allows flexibility with placement to utilize the grill space. Verdict is that this is a great invention. Worked beautifully, even if it was the only thing on the grill.
You all know how much I love to share wild fruits with you. So I have to tell you about the latest happenings in the woods. These are Paw Paw fruit, they are the largest native growing fruit in the area (maybe even US).
They are most easily located by the big oblong leaves, and when they are in full swing the woods around here sometimes even smell like their fruit. So far they are only about 2 or 3 inches long, and have been about that since the 4th. Their ripe size is about 6-8 inches, so we have a ways to go yet. I really hope our vacation does not fall in the ripe time period, I am hoping to pick these this year and make some Paw Paw ice cream…. speaking of ice cream.
The long overdue share of the Earl Grey Ice cream I made. Served up in a new mug my friends upstairs got me from Oregon. This is not a cone type of ice cream, so when I thought of sharing it in the new mug I knew it was a perfect idea. This was a very interesting ice cream, and if you are not an earl grey tea lover you probably would not like it, as after every bite the flavor lingered. Good stuff, not a good evening ice cream though as 15 grams of loose leaf tea was used to make it.
It is high time I introduce some of the goats to you more officially… and what better goat to start with than the apparent heard matriarch, Capone (as in Al Capone… because she is a mobster/bully of all the other goats (except her kids)) to be honest she kind of irritates me with this behavior, and when I can I try and step in a bit.
And second in command to her (sort of) is Miss Piggy. Yes I have reason for that name, she is the first to climb up on the gate to get handouts and has yet to really turn anything down. She can be uncalled-for-bossy too, what is it with these full Boar goats?
Way down on the pecking order is this girl, who I am officially calling Nubby. She has teeny horn nubs that are the result of a less than thorough dis-budding as a kid. She is not overly into affection either, so she has been hard to win over.
And last but not least this is Chewy, as you can probably see she has a bit of an underbite. She occasionally will let me give her some love, but her sister is much more compliant. And there you have it, 4 of our 10 goats. I really should spend more time with them as I always found it relaxing, but I don’t know if these big goats will have the same effect as my smaller less bossy goats did.
And that’s where I’ll leave you for the night. I hope you all had a great weekend, hopefully things can get back to normal soon.