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Archive for June, 2014

My new hobby

Posted by laurie on June 30, 2014


Bear and Roscoe spent another weekend with us. Maggie arrives on Wednesday, and Tootsie and Buttercup might return as well. Busy, busy, busy, I was busy this past weekend, too, trying out my new dehydrator. I made sweet potato chewies for the boys which came out quite well, and also dried strawberries, bananas, plantains, apricots, kale and zucchini. Delicious!

For the sweet potato chews, I just cut and placed them into the dehydrator. I had to microwave them first for a couple of minutes so that they would be easier to cut. I made the slices about 1/4 inch thick, maybe more. (I used a mandolin) and cooked at 135 for ~15 hours.

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Posted by laurie on June 27, 2014


Squirrel or chipmunk? You be the judge.

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In deep discussion

Posted by laurie on June 26, 2014


I think this was this a caption contest photo with Clayton talking to “Grasshopper.” Shall we try it again?

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The dinner crowd

Posted by laurie on June 25, 2014


Uh oh, Stanley! Double foot fault!

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Posted by laurie on June 24, 2014


Our mower has been in the shop twice in the last three weeks. It won’t start. Fortunately we have wonderful neighbors: Bear and Roscoe’s mom mowed our lawn twice without us asking!

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Posted by laurie on June 23, 2014


Camp is in full swing with Buttercup and Tootsie staying here for a few days while Courtney and Mike take the kids to Chincoteague, Virginia. That’s the island with the wild ponies. The girls always settle in right away. Courtney said that Buttercup might have a little dementia and that sometimes instead of eating her supper she’ll just bark at it. I tried some chicken broth on her kibble and that did the trick. She still knows how to eat like a beagle.

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Posted by laurie on June 20, 2014


Joan commented on Wednesday’s post that she makes her own sweet potato chews in her food dehydrator. What does one do with a food dehydrator other than make sweet potato chews? I became curious and googled. I found a page for 20 dehydrator recipes and another for 40 uses for a dehydrator. Banana chips! Kale chips! I found a not too expensive dehydrator on Amazon that had excellent reviews and placed it in my shopping cart where it slept quietly overnight. I didn’t want to make an impulse purchase. But zucchini chips! Eggplant “bacon”! I should have waited another day or so but I couldn’t resist and bought it yesterday. Fruit “leather”, here I come!

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Posted by laurie on June 19, 2014


Stanley can only aspire to the greatness that Scooter achieved in the dishwasher.

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Snack time

Posted by laurie on June 18, 2014


Looks gross, doesn’t it?


They’re sweet potato chews. They even keep Stanley busy for a few minutes.

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Sirens in the distance

Posted by laurie on June 17, 2014


Move along, there’s nothing to see here.

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