A beautiful day here at Fort Meezer. Everything in the garden is at its peak. Soon the veggie garden will be nekked again. Oh Cod, this Love Lies Bleeding has grown way too big…it looks silly. Mom says she’s not going to plant it in containers next year. No, she’ll probably plant corn in the wagon!
The sweet peas were very pretty this year and mom grew them from the seed of last year’s sweet peas. However, she only got red and pink seeds. no purple or white. Next year we’ll buy them so we get the whole spectrum of colours.
I’m walkin’ here…give me room. We’re going for a stroll Shoko, want to come? No way….I’m headed to the Lane. You yapped at me for stepping on you last time I went. Suit yourself…Shoko.
What a kook she is….winter will be here soon and there won’t be any strolls.
Mom doesn’t always put the netting over the top of me anymore unless potential danger is headed this way…like a woofie. I’m happy to lay and watch the scenery go by. I came home and ate like my food was walking away. MOL
Then everything changed and it got foggy and cloudy. The forest fires are still raging on as this setting shows us, as the sun was bleeding.
Does it ever feel good to sleep beside mom again in our bed. No rocks under my back or sticks digging into my legs when I lay out. Did you miss me, Kali? No…well maybe a wee bit. It seemed so quiet without you rushing up and down the hall with your thunder-paws or balancing on the banister.
Well, I just gotta be me, Kali.
On with my tail of summer camp. To even go to summer camp we needed to make a Bowline Knot and show it to Denmaster along with our letter of Purrmission from mom.
My Bowline Knot
Our signed letter of purrmission.
We made a tye dyed scarf for our moms. I loved playing in the dyes but Denmaster made us use gloves so we wouldn’t turn our paws all sorts of colours. I worked on that scarf for hours and then dried it and made the colour set so it wouldn’t rub off on mom’s neck.
Mom loves it and is wearing it now. It looks pretty on her.
Later that afternoon we went on a nature walk with our guide Homer the Black Cat. He showed us so many birds….it was amazing. The Stellar’s Jay is British Columbia’s provincial bird and also a regular at Yosemite. It’s a beautiful bird. As far as bird’s go, that is.
The only other bird that blew me away was the California Peregrine Falcon. His body is about the size of a crow’s body but his wing span can be over 4 ft. Holy birdman…..that is huge! He goes like stink too, when he’s trying to catch prey….over 200 mph! Never want to get on his bad side.
The next day there was a S’mores competition. I entered some Nanaimo Bars because they are Canada’s answer to S’mores. I didn’t win but was delighted for the mancat that did win, he’s in my patrol and is an excellent cook.
Maggie and I had a very nice tent overlooking the river. Only thing was I kept having to visit the dirt patch and do my duty as the river kept the water running with me too. MOL
There was a poetry workshop where we learned the different types of poems. We all submitted 3 poems. There were 3 winners and I was one of them. I won a Cat Scouts notebook. Wowee!!
Then the Knowlege Bowl about the things we’ve seen and done at Summer Camp. The fellow cat that won is also in our patrol. He is very smart. Almost Siamese smart but not quite.
Then something happened….I will tell you tomorrow. It kept me on my claws.
It’s Mother’s Day and also Selfie Sunday blog hop with our host The Cat on My Head. You want me to do a selfie now….LIKE RIGHT NOW! Do you see, I climbed the arbor even with my out of shape bod. MOL I climbed up the lattice like steps.
Kali and I got mom some lovely flowers for Mother’s Day. Dad picked them up for us. We sold some of our furs on ebay. There was a big demand for Kali’s fur but not mine. I was hurt. Nobody seemed to want my two toned fur. Turns out Kali did very well and paid for most of the flowers herself. She even has lots of fur left.
Everyone take a gander at your friends posing for their selfies. Simply click on The Cat On My Head and you will be swept to their house.
Yesterday was Fat Tuesday, a French Catholic tradition that celebrates debauchery before Lent begins with Ash Wednesday for Christians. The festival date varies from city to city, but most Americans base their celebration of Mardi Gras off of the famous celebration in New Orleans. Kali do you remember when mom and dad went to New Orleans? Oh ya, they had fun. So did we…MOL, Dai$y of databbiesotrouttowne was a riot. The trout she brought to the party was so delicious and big. This was the first time we tasted trout, where has it been all our life?
Mom and dad went south right after Mardi Gras two years ago.. Mom brought us back some beads that were hanging on the trees.
Mom said the houses were so colourful and the streets so pretty.
This is a circle street near the Confederate Museum. They had an Italian sandwich sitting on a park bench watching the birds. Do you get the feeling mom and dad are going away again this year? I do Shoko. Wonder where they’ll be off to this year? Mmmm…I wonder. We’ll be partaying again this year then.
May you sleep like the pigs….How do pigs sleep?
15 and Meowing blog with Ellen guiding the way and Annie from McGuffy’s Reader, introduce this week’s fill in- sentences. Bring them on ladies!
1. Snow …..FALLING ON THE GREENHOUSE IS A PRETTY SIGHT. SNOW FALLING ON MOI…..NOT SO PRETTY. 2. My favorite kind of soup is…..TROUT SOUP. I DON’T CARE FOR TROUT CAT FOOD BUT FRESH TROUT IS TO DIE FOR….YUMMY.
My turn Shoko. We agreed. Take it away Kali Kit.
3. When no one is around, I…..NEVER HISS AT COW KITTY.
Cow Kitty decided to visit us and spread….well some joy. A little bit of the feather is too much to resist for Cow Kitty. Once I discovered Cow Kitty playing with MY feather toy, I showed him my teeth and he decided to leave. He went over to the caging around the buried nip and proceeded to do a little dance.
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The challenge this month was to price 5 different items in 2 grocery stores and then make some dish with these items. So here goes my friends:
These are the items:
Superstore Save On
new potatoes $ 0.98 Lb. no new potatoes
large eggs $2.47 doz $2.99 doz
celery $1.77 $0.89
green onions $0.77 $0.99
Hellman’s Mayo $3.89 750 ml. $4.49 750 ml
I made Potato salad for two. Romantic eh?
Boil 6 of the new potatoes. Cool them down as they will be too hot to handle.Cut up potatoes in wedges small enough to get in your mouth. These are the size of new potatoes dug up in mid July around here. Chop about 1 stalk of celery into potatoes. Slice thinly or you’ll choke on them. While you are busy chopping, turn on the stove with your third arm, bring an egg to the boil…..the egg is still wearing its shell. We’ll undress it later. Meanwhile with this third arm slice some green onions so they look pretty in the mixture. Once the egg has just come to the boil, turn off the stove and let the egg sit….stewing in it’s own water for 20 minutes. You should have finished chopping by now, if you haven’t, you’ll just have to grow a fourth arm as when the 20 minutes are up, plunge the egg into ice cold water. We’re going to try and shock him out of his shell. If, he’s still in his shell when the egg cools, you’ll have to manually pull his shell off. He won’t scream so all should be quiet. The sooner you pull the shell off the easier it is suppose to be both for the egg and you….that’s what, “The Science of Cooking” says anywho. Now the egg is free. Now that he is free lets slowly cut him up. Do I have you feeling sorry for the egg? Good. You should feel some compassion as you dive into your salad. Lastly. add your mayo. Add whatever amount is tasty to you. Voila…your potato salad.
The potato salad probably costs about$1…depending on the poundage of mayo you use. I have many herbs that I will add so that the basic potato salad recipe tastes delish and different each time.
If you want more in your potato salad….try different items such as grated cheese, bacon, (sorry Bacon…this is turkey bacon…ya right)pickles, olives, garlic…..anything you can dream up that would go nicely.