I was trying to make more interesting platters. This turkey will get a head touch up. I think the owl will get shortened and I’ll try avocado rounds for the eyes. They should be ripe by morning. Sometimes it’s difficult to get just the look you’re trying to achieve.
This has been a fast year, hasn’t it. We’re nearly to the end of 2018 and I for one will end the year with left over projects. Enjoy the holidays and know there’s another whole year to work on those projects. Happy Thanksgiving to each of you.
I bought 25# of beets last week. We have been feasting on them. Today, I canned 20 pints for this winter. Tuesday, I will go back to the farm and get fresh vegetables for Thanksgiving nibbles and another package of beets.
Usually I boil the beets, put them under cold water, and the skins slip off. These had to be scraped off. Have you ever had beets like that? Or can you tell me how to do it differently? That was a pain. But I have 20 pints of canned beets and would love to triple that number.
These two embroidered potholders were done totally on the machine. I first hooped wash away stabilizer, then I stitched that out. I then spray basted the thin batting to the top piece, and placed it in the stitching line. I finished the top side, then for the bottom I spray basted the insulbrite to the bottom piece and basted them both to the under side of the potholder. I think by adding the extra layer of batting, they will be thick enough.
We had the birthday party yesterday at Panera’s and the office girls were each given two potholders. They were delighted to be remembered. Our daughter was given sheets and other bedding since she just had a new queen size bed delivered. It’s a lovely time once a year and we do it before the holidays, which worked out really well this year, since her birthday is on Thanksgiving day.
It has turned cold and that means in a barn, there are more rodents seeking a warm place, where food is available. So we have several bait traps out with this product. The animals cannot get inside the traps. However, someone helping us emptied a trap into a garbage bag and put a different bait into the trap.
I looked in the office and saw Beau, with the garbage bag ripped apart and he was very interested in the contents. That frightened me! There is no antidote for the rodenticide used in Tomcat Bait Chunx. It is toxic in small amounts. A toxic amount in a dog will manifest either as paralysis or convulsions. It is deadly.
So off to the vet we rushed. They made him vomit and then gave him activated charcoal. And we pray while waiting for 4 days. We don’t really know for sure if he ingested it or how much. We do know that 2.5 cubes of this stuff are missing. It is toxic by weight and his being a big boy at 99# is helpful here.
This is a photo I snapped of him looking and playing normally this afternoon. We’re supposed to keep our eye on him, but if he shows symptoms, there’s nothing that can be done. Not a good thing. So we cleaned the barn today with him helping us. Kept us and him busy and now the sheep have a nice clean barn to mess up.
If you use any poisons, please check and recheck that other pets or children have no way to get to them.
As an early riser I awoke to the first frost of the season this morning. Guess what I did after my drink of water.I prepared my bowl of oats with plenty of blueberries and crawled back into the bed to have “breakfast in bed” with my DH. Since he gets up “late”, it’s the only way to have breakfast with him. And it’s a good quiet time to think through the day and catch up on anything on my phone.
The ducks are finished and the turkeys started. These are essentially small quilts and the binding is put on the same way as a large quilt, which takes a bit of time.
The garlic is planted and the plants that can’t survive a freeze have been moved. We’re expecting our first freeze tonight and as usual, it barely got done. It’s amazing how deadlines help push one to get things done.
Tomorrow is the dentist and the next day is the optometrist. And another week will be gone, and we will have arrived at week’s end. How does this happen so fast?