Coming Tuesday!




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77 Responses to “Coming Tuesday!”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:26 am on August 10th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone. Are we excited, or what? Have a serene Saturday.

  2. Melanie
    9:21 am on August 10th, 2013

    Good serene Saturday to HOH and All.

    I believe we will be going to see ” Peter Pan” today. A big theater festival is putting it on for a fund raiser. I know the young man playing Smee. They are flying people in and out over the audience. How cool is that?

    Today is the Tenth! Eight more days to send me pictures. Two people have sent things in and gotten them returned.

    I have actually gotten some of my own in to Rebecca. (Usually a last minute deal)

  3. B. Stover
    9:25 am on August 10th, 2013

    I still think that Iggy looks like Princess Sam. Peter Pan sounds like fun.

    Good morning all.

  4. BearSpiritDog
    9:35 am on August 10th, 2013

    i can’t wait, I Can’t Wait, i CAN’T WAIT!!!

  5. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:35 am on August 10th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone!

    Thanks for the reminder, Melanie. Mom needs to get her rear in gear.

  6. Masquers
    9:59 am on August 10th, 2013

    Thank you, HOH for the Serene Saturday. We can all use one of those.
    60, kool and drizzly here…a good excuse to do “inside things”.
    Melanie: Loved your comment last night about the “Newfoundland of Kats”.
    Staff & Dawson: That tree is Huge…thankfully there was no damage from the fall other than it obstructing the entrance.
    Hey, Wolfie!

  7. Herd of Hounds
    10:11 am on August 10th, 2013

    Staff: Thank you for the fashion advice last night. Mom loves it but is considering the caftan as she has a jillion (is that a lot ?). She even has a “formal one which is sheer with a liner (gah). Since all the neighbors think she’s looooney tunes, it will be great!

  8. Melanie
    10:58 am on August 10th, 2013

    Hi Wölfie!

    Masquers that is one huge Kat AFTER he lost weight. Hmmm . . I wonder about a human underwater treadmill . . Pondering

    For dinner? B. Stovers’s Spudder soup. I will be staring it right after my cupof tea.

    And the caffeine will hit in 3 . . 2 . .1

  9. Melanie
    10:59 am on August 10th, 2013

    LOL! I plan on starting it. Right now I’m staring at the recipe . . snicker

  10. Staff
    11:20 am on August 10th, 2013

    Got up and started the pickled beets heating while I had breakfast. They are sitting on the counter now except the ones in the canner being processed. The recipe I followed said 5 pints. I have 9-1/2 pints finished. I had to go down in the spidery basement and get 4 more pint jars because I only told Mr.Staff to bring me up 6 before he left. I hate the spidery basement.

    A friend just emailed me to say there is an auction up in town today. I do have to go up there and get supplies for next week so I might as well do it today. I do not need a thing from an auction but I cannot resist.

    3 more minutes for this batch of beets and then the second batch.
    Time to go get ready to travel. BBL

  11. Staff
    11:24 am on August 10th, 2013

    Melanie, Staring at the recipe is the most important part of cooking. I had two recipes for the beets and went back and forth between the two.
    Hmmmm. I had three recipes now that I think of it. Two for the beets and one for the onions that I like with my beets. I ended up using all the beets from the garden and almost all my onions. I snuck a couple of bites after I had the rest canned. Just the way I like it. sugar and vinegar. I just realized I forgot the dill. RATS.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    11:40 am on August 10th, 2013

    Staff: Sounds grrrreat but tell us why it is always so HOT during canning time?

    Melanie: Your dinner sounds delish but mom said something about firing up the barbie to celebrate a return to real food and throwing a banana and toast at it. She is pretty sure the rice and applesauce will slide through.

  13. Masquers
    12:03 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Dawson: Please check your SDD.

  14. Staff
    12:06 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Herd of Hounds. I was thinking about the weather as I was canning. Usually it is way too hot. It has been perfect weather here lately. In the high 70’s. Not too windy. Sunny and no rain. Perfect if you are not a farmer anyway. I have the doors and windows open in the kitchen. Usually in canning weather it is hot hot hot and the AC is cranked and the windows are closed tight.

  15. BearSpiritDog
    12:11 pm on August 10th, 2013

    You guys are making me Hungry!

    Hounds: A Banana & Toast doesn’t sound much like Bar-B-Q fare, but to good to hear Real Food is on the agenda.

    We remember the days of Canning the Fruits and Veggies. Slaving over a hot stove is more like it. One Favorite Memory is that of making home-made Root Beer. The hard part was waiting the 2 weeks until it was ready to drink.

  16. Barb & Maggie
    12:12 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Staff, Just picked some beets from the garden to have for dinner tonight. Sorry to admit this, but I am not a big fan of pickled beets. Just like them cooked with a little butter and salt and pepper. The pickled beets do look lovely in the jars though.

    We are going to try a side with the roast chicken tonight. Saute onion and a green pepper in oil, then add fresh corn cut off the cob. Cook a couple of minutes then add black beans. May add a little brown rice too. How does that sound? Should we add anything else?

    Need to go back to last night and look at Dawson’s tree.

    Our old neighbors from Lena and driving in to have lunch today and check out our house. They drive motorcycles, he has a Harley and she drives a Harly three wheeler. It is their passion, and they ride all over, even going to Texas and the Smokey Mountains. Nice way to see scenery, but a little dangerous for Barb’s taste at this stage of life.

  17. Melanie
    12:13 pm on August 10th, 2013

    It is a beautiful day here too. Nice! Maybe the peaches will ripen. The peach tree is going to lose some limbs if the fruit doesn’t do it’s thing soon.

    I used to can, Staff. The last thing I did was dilly beans. Yummmmm.

    How on earth did you prepare the beets. I have tried to cut a raw beet. That is NOT easy.

    HOH, grilled banana sounds good.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    12:20 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Melanie, When I do beets for dinner I just cut the root and top off, cover them with water and boil for 30-40 minutes till they are fork tender. Let them sit for a couple of minutes, then the skin will slide right off by pincing it a little with your fingers. Slather on some butter (Irish or American) and a dash of salt and pepper. They are delish.

  19. Staff
    12:27 pm on August 10th, 2013

    I do the same as Barb with beets. Canning or just eating you cook them first. Heh heh heh. I had that trouble with a turnip once. Cook ’em. snicker.

  20. Staff
    12:30 pm on August 10th, 2013

    HOH Many years ago I had my tonsils out. (Over Christmas vacation. I missed both my birthday and Christmas sob sob sob). I could only eat soft foods. I would have killed for some nice crispy toast. I thought it was going to be so wonderful having ice cream and soda for food. To this day, 50+ years later, I am not that fond of ice cream.

    OK off to the auction now.

    Really. BBL

  21. Siber-H
    12:32 pm on August 10th, 2013

    I am counting down on my toenails the number of days until the e-story is released.

    Sharon, We are glad you are feeling better.

  22. BearSpiritDog
    12:41 pm on August 10th, 2013

    The only thing that comes to mind when thinking of cooking beets is…And The Beet Goes On…Not even sure what that means anymore.

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:43 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Postal!…Someone went postal this morning in more ways than one…snort!…So if you are expecting a package it probably won’t get there today…sniff!

    Market!…And then someone went to the farmers market to get some tomatoes…grump!…She also picked up a cantelope, green and red peppers for fajitas and some peaches…sniff!….Beau and I had to snuffle through the bags she brought home. Smells interesting….sneeze!cough!

  24. Herd of Hounds
    12:47 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Siber Mr. H!: Tanks,amigo! I am sitting in the window looking out at the butterfly bush today and yikes! Large black guys with a blue border, large yellow guys with black patterns, smaller brown guys with white splotches and orange spots and a large mothy brown guy with white. See, a budding lepidopterist and a blooming idjit!

  25. Herd of Hounds
    2:37 pm on August 10th, 2013

    BIG thunderstorm been going through. We are keeping mom safe, holding her down. Point is: Temp is only 75*. This will be great till the sun comes back out 🙂

  26. BearSpiritDog
    2:54 pm on August 10th, 2013

    We LOVE thunderstorms! The crackling of the thunder, the pelting of the rain. Unfortunately they are a Rare Occurrence Here. Hounds, Stay safe and cool inside. This puts a damper on that fore mentioned Bar-B-Q. Yes?

  27. BearSpiritDog
    2:58 pm on August 10th, 2013
  28. Herd of Hounds
    3:08 pm on August 10th, 2013

    BSD: Nope, The Daddy Dawg built us a screen room. Great for all weather and we can take mom out there.

  29. Siber-H
    3:13 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Bear, Very cute!! Thank You!

    Macy, We miss you, but we understand.

  30. c.hobbit
    3:46 pm on August 10th, 2013

    BSD: to me it looks like the little guy was chewing/scratching on the doorway–note the wood fluff on the deck.

  31. BearSpiritDog
    4:23 pm on August 10th, 2013

    C.Hobbit: Just another bit of Mischief the little guy got into. Now we know what Wookie’s Dad & Mom are experiencing with Teddy. Puppies…you gotta love ’em.

  32. O'Howlers
    5:52 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Happy Serene Saturday. Glad HOH’s mom is feeling a bit better.

    Here is a picture of the chick transport.

  33. O'Howlers
    5:56 pm on August 10th, 2013

    And the “tractor”

  34. Herd of Hounds
    6:30 pm on August 10th, 2013

    OH: 4 inquiring minds wish to know…in the winter do you freeze them or do they get heat lamps or do you put little chickie diapers on them and bring them in the house?

  35. Siber-H
    6:38 pm on August 10th, 2013

    If the Howlers have their way, the chickies will be brought in the house.

    I am cracking up over the chickie transport. It looks sturdy enough to move bars of gold in it. The tractor looks like the weakest of the two, if you get my drift, Howlers.

  36. BearSpiritDog
    6:53 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Chickie Transport…this should be Interesting.

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:56 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Chickens!…On the move!…heh!…Too damn bad Melanie isn’t there to film this escapade…snort!…It would be so funny watching the Howlers Maw and Paw build the contraption in fast motion and then wheel those chickens around the pature…chorkle!

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:57 pm on August 10th, 2013


  39. O'Howlers
    7:00 pm on August 10th, 2013

    We have assured the ‘rents that they can just wheel that tractor around with the chicks in it. They aren’t buying it.

  40. O'Howlers
    7:03 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Auction! We have been wracking our brains for something to auction. Heh! It’s been right under our noses! Can you say “cluck”?

  41. Barb & Maggie
    7:26 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Nice thing is they will get fresh grass plus will provide some fertilizer for the lawn. Very nice, Oleys.

    Barb’s friends/neighbors came in from Lena. Showed them around Lena and then had lunch at the Bar-B-Que King. Smoked brisket sandwiches. Yummers!

  42. Pancho & Lefty
    7:26 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Chopped! We have intel that our Lady chopped of her long hair today for Locks of Love. Ruff Rider Teddy has fur longer than our Lady’s hair which must mean Teddy has a pixie cut.

  43. Melanie
    7:32 pm on August 10th, 2013

    That is excellent O’Howlers. I just wonder how the rents get the chickens into the transport.

    Peter Pan was fun. The children playing the leads were great. The adults were the pirates. They were excellent. Hook and Smee? Beyond excellent.

    I parked just a block away from the theater. Then we walked the wrong way for five blocks. Both Zoë and I were thankful that the seats were comfortable when we finally got to sit down.

  44. c.hobbit
    7:34 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Snowbella: Good for you but better timing perhaps would have been at the beginning of summer 🙂 You must be feeling cold now. Have you chopped your hair off before? It takes some getting used to! Short cuts are very fashionable now and heaven knows easy to take care of.

  45. Melanie
    7:35 pm on August 10th, 2013

    OMD!!!!! PICTURES!!!
    We need pictures of pixie Rebecca!

  46. Herd of Hounds
    7:45 pm on August 10th, 2013

    We think the video should be of the people trying to catch the chickies! Glad Peter Pan was enjoyable, if exercise. Rebecca, short is easy (and sassy). Phew, Pookey just finished getting a bath Glad it was her turn. She’s afraid of water so she gets corn meal, brushed and a sponge bath…less stress.

  47. c.hobbit
    7:52 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Anyone have photos of children growing up with their dogs? Puppy looks doubtful in the first photo but loving and loyal in the second.

  48. Pancho & Lefty
    7:58 pm on August 10th, 2013

    We will post a photo when we can, but those closest to the source say she cut off over eighteen inches. That must be longer than Rio is tall. Yeep!

  49. BearSpiritDog
    8:08 pm on August 10th, 2013

    We are Proud of You, SnowBella. The Cause is a Good One.
    Looking forward to photos of the New Do.

  50. Masquers
    8:10 pm on August 10th, 2013

    CHobbit; Is that you?

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Locks!…What is Locks of Love?…snort!…And I might be that tall standing on my back paws, but I never do that anymore…grunt!sneeze!

  52. Barb & Maggie
    8:38 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Love the pics of the girl and the Bernie. C. Hobbit, is that a relative?

    We meant to say earlier that we showed Dan and Diane around Woodstock, not Lena.

    Locks of Love is probably a charity where they use human hair to make wigs for people who are going thru chemo.

    Rebecca is in good company. Beyonce just cut off her long locks and now has a pixie cut.

  53. Wose
    8:39 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Greetings All!

    Yesterday was a busy day at my busy place. My department is moving to another building, and we were given a day and a half to pack! Yeep! Too much stuff. Then I had to take some special things over myself, so they would not break. I have a Royal Mum bear, a penguin quilling from Rio’s friend, a Derek Jeter bobble head, and several Legos. I am black and blue.

    THEN, last night Grizz and I went to see Justin Hayward. Boy, he was great!

    Wookie’s Dad, Teddy is so adorable I want to squeeze him. More pictures please!!

    RIO! Thanks for posting that picture of you, Beau and Pepper! I love that picture! I am so happy it is on the Rose quilt.

    Speaking of pictures, Rebecca— You MUST post your picture of your new do. What a wonderful cause. I really do admire you. (Whispering) What did the Giant say? And I think I need to see some pictures of the Alaska office of the Little Detective Agency.

    Gus: I am wrapping the quilt a little tighter around both of us. Like Tenzing, I make a very good pillow.

  54. Staff
    8:53 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Chickens on the move. Reminded me of this.

    The Catty Librarian did that Locks of Love thing also. But she only had about 8 inches. I have had short short hair forever. I could give fuzz of love I suppose.

  55. Alice M. Johnson
    8:58 pm on August 10th, 2013


    You guys need to do something for Abbie and me. That Staff is falling down on the job. She is supposed to clean the litter EVERY MORNING when Mr.Staff is gone. She was OK the first day but today it didn’t get cleaned until almost noon! Could someone please post first thing tomorrow morning and remind her. Jeez!
    If she does that forgetting thing again I will have to resort to something terrible.
    Thank goodness Mr.Staff is coming home tomorrow.


  56. Herd of Hounds
    9:00 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Staff: You cracked us up…If we put you two things together, do we get chicken fuzz?

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:06 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Puss N’ Boots!…We are still watching The Killing….snort!…OHMYDAWG!…grunt!…This I do not understand…sniff!

  58. Masquers
    9:08 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Alice: I will try to remember to remind Staff to do you know what.
    My motto is do it every day or there will be hell to pay.
    Staff’s video was pretty funny though.

  59. Siber-H
    9:26 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Thunder storms incoming

    Night All

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:32 pm on August 10th, 2013

    BroadChurch!…I think Stove asked how we liked this show…snort!…We do. We have watched the first episode and I still don’t know who exactly BroadChurch is…sniff!…Is it the Town Name?….grunt!

  61. Herd of Hounds
    9:43 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Mom is shutting down for the night since Darah went mud swimming in the rain today and she is on the 3rd load of wash 🙁 Nighty night.

  62. Barb & Maggie
    9:46 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Also signing off here. Nighty noodles.

  63. Masquers
    10:15 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Not much chance of viewing the meteor shower tonight. Clouds are moving in.
    Signing off. Good night everyone.

  64. Alice M. Johnson
    10:25 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Meteor Shower? I used to follow those thingys. I wonder if I will tonight? Probably not. I did just run out to the west and take some photos of the sunset though. It was really pretty tonight.

  65. Staff
    10:26 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Oh. I see Alice has been posting. She never ever removes her info. Sort of like Beau.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Alice!….It’s amazing how well you can handle a kamera…heh!heh!

    Project!…Speaking of Photograpy, The Auction Photo deadline is fast approaching and my friend has not yet completed one project…gah!…She worked and worked today, but it doesn’t seem like she has anything to show for it yet…grunt!

  67. Beau - The Black Pug
    10:30 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Sneeze!…Did someone call my name??….sniff!sniff!

  68. Melanie
    10:33 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Alice, you take great pictures. I will try to remember to tell toe-tapping, cluckingStaff about her duty in the morning.

    HOH, The Pack never understands why we do so much laundry.

    Riö, Zoë and I thought Broadchurch was great. We are waiting for the next episode. Are you watching the end of Breaking Bad tomorrow? My guys and gal are waiting impatiently.

    Wish me luck on the sleeping thing.


  69. Melanie
    10:35 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Dam ewe otter corked! You took away my avatar!

  70. Beau - The Black Pug
    10:38 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Melanie!….OMDawg!…snort!….We are waiting so hard for the first of the last episodes of Breaking Bad…gasp!…I am on pins and needles. That last scene of the last show last season was too much…snort!…Those who know, know that I mean “The Toilet Scene”….yeeep!

    Maskers!…I did get your SDD on BB…heh!…But we here do not want to see any previews or anything that will give away stuff, so we did not really look at your SDD…snort!…Will do later…heh!

  71. Tupper and Gilly
    10:39 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Mama is home!!

    Hope she doesn’t see that chewing, shredding and destroying we did until tomorrow. She had such a good weekend, she is in a really good mood for now. We want to keep her that way for now.

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:39 pm on August 10th, 2013


  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Golinka!…snorkel!…Glad you made it home safe and have wads of money in yer pockets…chuffle!

  74. Tupper and Gilly
    11:01 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Well, Mama says they aren’t wads, but there are some substantial bumps in her pockets. (We think if she takes more walks and less ice cream, those bumps might just go away)

    But she is planning to be sending pictures of auction items to Melanie very very soon.

    Macy – if you read this for your Mom, tell her that we are sending her hugs and dainty licks.

  75. Alice M. Johnson
    11:02 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Hey Beau! Good job buddy! chorkle

  76. Staff
    11:05 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Good night Melanie. I am going to hit the hay also…

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:19 pm on August 10th, 2013

    Melanie!…She will be up later posting as a Zombie…chorkel!…And if not tonight another night. But Zombie-Melanie will be back I guarantee…heh!

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