Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Love it, love it, love it!

I have posted before and before about how much I love these wedding videos - you've got to see this one!

Thanks to Sarah K for posting this on FB.

Monday, July 26, 2010

My three dogs

Now that the front yard fence is up, S&S can visit with Rocky.  As soon as the last gate latch was installed, I opened the door and let them run out to check out the new digs. Spence took a look around, walked over to the flower bed, and blessed it with a pile of poop.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sauna, anyone?

8:43 am, 80 degrees, 90% humidity. Yay.

Like this clock? It's my latest CSN Stores purchase.

And, it's about time for another CSN $40 gift card giveaway! Stay tuned for more info.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Paws it forward!

Look at the looks I am getting! My guys are just not sure why they are posing with a box.
Look how much more interested they are now that I am holding a couple of cow tracheas in my hand!  They have now retreated to opposite corners to enjoy them  Little do they know that there are also dried pork hearts and cookies still to enjoy!

There were also toys - stuffed critters, rope tugs, and a cool three ring toy that Scout confiscated right away and took to her private den.

Thanks to Chase, Inca, Holmes, Leidy and Penni who "paws-ed" it forward to us!  So now it's our turn - the first two to leave a comment that you want to play along will receive a package from the hills of southeast Tennessee - who wants to play?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Timing is everything

Last night I signed Scout up for a few warm up shows before Western Reserve. This pile is what came off of just her left side while she laid on the couch tonight.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My latest obsession

Maybe it's staying home weekends instead of traipsing off to dog shows here, there and yon, but I am spending more time being a homebody, and much more time in the kitchen.

Laura P and I were talking one day about how much we love Snapple peach tea, and I got a wild hair to go buy a flat of peaches and make a batch of peach syrup.  I found a recipe on the net, bought some jars at Ace Hardware, and made a batch - YUM! 

While I was at the vegetable stand getting the peaches, I saw some pickling cucumbers (4 for $1!!) and thought about how I love those cold pack chilled dills, so I bought some of those too.  Found this recipe, and oh, YUM AGAIN!

This recipe cought my eye when I was looking around, because I had some cilantro in fridge I needed to use, so the next time I was at the veggie stand I bought some green tomatoes, and gave this salsa a try.  Do I say it again?  Yes, YUM!

Yesterday I stopped by the veggie stand just for some grocery shopping, and they had baskets of peaches and picking cukes and green tomatoes calling out to me, "take us home and can us!!"  I resisted.  Ok - I did bring home just 4 more cukes, just to replenish my empty jar in the fridge and to make one more batch cut lengthwise for sandwiches. 

I walked away from the rest, came home and pulled out the premium list for the Western Reserve show.  It closes this week, and I'm thinking I need a dog show to break my canning habit!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

First watermelon

Jinnie is always posting pics of her pack enjoying watermelon. I picked up a quarter melon today at the market, and after I ate what I wanted, I cut it in half and took it outside for the dogs.  Scout loved it when I feeding her bites, but she just didn't get the trick of eating it from the rind. Spencer quickly cleaned his to the
rind, and then started eating the rind, which I took away from him. Sometimes he has a delicate stomach, and I hope I don't pay the price for this treat later tonight.

Of course, then Spencer wanted Scout's, but even tho she didn't want it, she sure didn't want him to have it! So, before things got really ugly, I picked it up and dug the rest of the good stuff out for them and threw the rinds away.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

It's not always a party at our house

Sometimes we just have some down time.

Want your own Rocky?

If you want a cardigan who doesn't shed, here is where you can get one.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Avery shows Granny how bingo is done

Had a nice visit with most of the family at Mom's today. We brought in pulled pork sandwiches, fresh sliced peaches and homemade ice cream.

Friday, July 2, 2010


It is 69 degrees on my deck on July 2?? The first day of a four day
weekend?? Does it get any better than this?