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Friday, July 17, 2009


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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Berry Cobbler

I decided to make a cobbler
with the berries we picked the other day
and thought I'd share my
quick & easy recipe.
You can use most any fresh fruit with this.
Quick Fruit Cobbler
4 Tablespoons Butter/Margarine,
cut into squares
1/2 cup unsifted Flour,
spoon into cup
1/2 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Milk
2 to 4 cups fresh Fruit or Berries
Dot bottom of 9-by-9-by-2-inch baking dish
with Butter squares.
In a bowl, mix together Flour, Sugar,
Baking Powder, and Milk.
Pour over Butter and spoon
Fruit over all,
allowing space for dough to bubble up.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven
for 30-35 minutes,
or until golden brown.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Day Trek Continued

After the Lake we headed south, back towards home.
There were a few unusual sights....
we caught one on film.
Now usually at the entrances to farms there are
related farm items attached to the entrance posts,
ie. horns, brands, western iron silhouettes, etc.
As we passed a few farms in the area where we were,
we started to wonder exactly what they had put on these.
I slowed down and stopped at the next one.
Yes it was a bike!
A little further down the road we stumbled upon a treasure!!!
Wild Berries!!!!

Lots and lots of Wild Berries!

We had a plastic bag so TJ & I got out & picked & picked! Then, wouldn't you know it, I got the bag stuck on a thorn, it ripped & all those berries went flying! GRRR I tied up the bag as best as I could. I wasn't leaving empty handed! We picked again ;~)

Not too bad a haul. They were sooo sweet. We headed home after that...thanks to Garmin ;~) You didn't think I'd go get lost without a surefire way to get back home did you? hmmmm, now what to make with all those yummy berries.......

Monday, July 13, 2009


We were doing pretty good today until we received a knock at the door.
The local Florist was there with a pretty bouquet of
Carnations, Gerberas, Bells of Ireland, Statice & more inside a sweet
ceramic Coffee Cup with the quote
"Friendship Are The Flowers In Life's Garden".
We looked at it & couldn't figure out who it could be from.
We opened the card...
they were from our Veterinarian's Office with condolences for the loss of Toby.
We looked at each other and none of us could speak.
Needless to say we cried all over again.
This was such a touching gesture
which in today's world of bottom lines & business
have gone by the wayside.
We were so lucky 15 years ago to have moved to this small town
where my Father was born,
where people are still friendly, know most everyone by name
and still has compassion.
We have the best Vets & staff in the world. They are always there, even for the smallest questions and available 24/7. Dr Wallace & her family live behind the office. She has met us there in the middle of the night when my daughter's cat had heart failure. Then again when our 14 yr old Husky's body failed her, to supply us with answers and guidance. And when my youngest son's new kitten couldn't stop coughing to find out she was born with an enlarged heart and would need medication for the rest of her life...and many more too many numerous times to mention.
Doing their job? Yes, but they are so devoted to the animals
and to the people who care for them.
So it is comforting to have a professional who takes time to do the little things, sometimes it's the littlest things that mean the most.

Thank you Dr. Cathy Wallace, Dr. Tina Faulkner
and staff from the bottom of our hearts.

Day Trek

When I was little, Mom & Dad would pile us in the car and go for "a ride".
Usually we drove by neighbors farms to see how the crops were coming.
Sometimes we would drive to places we hadn't been in a while...
usually into the hills & canyons.
I always loved those. Guess it was the country girl inside me ;~)
A few days ago, I decided to take my 3 youngest on a trek/adventure.
Destination unknown.
They took turns telling me which way to go, they liked that!
We went through tiny little farm towns and
ended up at a State Park we didn't even know existed!
Turlock Lake State Recreation Area
What a neat place and had such a nice Park Ranger.
When she found we were only staying for a bit
she waved the entrance fee!
then she gave us a free "Save Our Natural Resources" Frisbee,
How cool is that!
The Lake had different areas,
a boat launch, viewing area, campground, picnic area with bbq's,
swimming areas, campfire center and.....
a little beach...

Even islands...

Then we saw Canadian Geese They were picking and eating the grass and probably bugs too As we got closer some decided to head to the water The we remembered we had some popcorn in the car. When they saw we were throwing it out for them they came flying back! I think they enjoyed it, we did ;~) No this isn't photo shopped. Just happened! Then we found........ More to follow....

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Toby Pics

A dear friend of mine made this for us.
Thank you Sara & Critters of Love
Just wanted to share a few more pictures of Toby...
Toby, Whitley RIP Better times...


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