The weekend again…they sure come fast. That’s cause we don’t work Shoko. I do too work…who do you think is keeping the garden up? It’s not the Tooth Fairy. It’s me…think of all the tending I do and then come in and collapse. Naturally mom wants to play cause she’s been in the house puttering about or playing with the plants outside but not me….I have been slugging it out giving my all to make sure the veggies are coming ahead. Notice, I’m losing weight from all this running about excavating and spreading fertilizer.
Goings on in the Lane are about the same. The mud puddles are gone. Replaced with dust. Cow Kitty is still pressing his luck and I’m still giving him meowing hell-o.
It’s Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s artsy Caturday. Unfortunately Athena has computer problems and will not be hosting the Artsy Fartsy pictures this week but here’s our offering anyway.
Seems Athena fixed her puter problems and the Artsy Caturday photo line up is on again. Geesh! That didn’t take long to fix.
Here is our attempt for this week. Mom applied an ice border and then in Art she applied abstract. There I am!!
Did you say it was mom and dad’s anniversary today. Yes, Shoks. They’ve been married like way too long. Well, I’ve only been here for 8 years Kali and they were married then. Were they married when you came here? Oh yes, they’ve been married for 45 years. Cwap, that long!! That’s like 3 lifetimes for us cats. So where did they go for dinner. Mom made reservations at The Twisted Cork. Let me guess. There are corks all over the floor and the servers have twisted personalities. MOL MOL They’re home! Tell us mom what did you have for your special dinner? OK girls, listen to this. I had a Caesar Salad tossed with bacon and parmesan cheese. You must have had more than a salad. Then I indulged in pan seared Pacific scallops in a saffron cream and topped with red caviar. Caviar…fish eggs….what were they like? Very tiny Shoko and not much flavor. What’s the black stuff under the scallops? I’m ashamed to say I don’t know but it was delicious. It wasn’t chocolate but what a delicate flavour.
What did dad have? Dad eats meat like we do…..none of this salad bit for him. Dad had a New York Steak, thick cut with a house dry rub and six large prawns on top of the steak. The potato was coated with seasoned bread crumbs and baked. He also had a vegetable ragout with red peppers, zucchini and broccoli. That steak makes my mouth water. You can keep the veggies.
So the dinner was a success? Not everything. We each had sparkling water and it tasted…bad! It tasted like someone threw baking soda into the water. Yuck.
How about us mom, we’re getting hungry. You got any Fancy Feast for us gals? Sure enough….Make room for the beef girls. .
Here we go with another episode of Bacon’s Shopping Around the World.
We were suppose to list 5 items that we use to make up a meal or snack.
All items were priced at Save-On Foods except the feta cheese which was bought from The Real Canadian Superstore.
These are my five items.
Cucumber, long English…..$1.29
Tomatoes, vine ripened $2.00 for 6
Green Onions bunch $0.29
Feta Cheese 400gram tub (14.1 ounces) $7.48
To make up 5 ingredients we’ll thrown some herb…lemon thyme to be exact, on top of the cuke, tomato and green onion mixture. The herb cost us nothing as we grew it.
Our snack or appetizer costs about $0.60 a plate. It’s one dish that has both hubby and I happily eating veggies again after canning and freezing so many veggies we don’t want to see any veggies for a month!
Well friends, we have gotten down to the nitty gritty in the garden. Beans, peas and beets must come out this weekend, The squash must be picked or covered. The temperatures are getting down to 2C tonight….that’s 35F. We are urged to cover up the veggies. The tomatoes will be covered tonight. Mom’s bringing out the peas and beans now. It will take more than today to take care of these so tomorrow will be another full day. The veggie garden is starting to look like the end is near.
Felix/Cow-Kitty was keeping a close eye on me and he is gorgeous.
We also have visitors from Cat Scouts. The Flat Cats of King Meiko and Pete showed up Wednesday. We call them Fing Feiko and Fete to separate them from the real ones. Kali is getting along great with Fing Feiko and Fete.
I’ll bet you wondered what happened to us. We haven’t posted for awhile. Mom has been busy with harvesting the veggies. Well, all this warm weather has had a great effect on the veggie garden. The peas, chard and beet greens are being frozen for the winter. Beets have been frozen and 2 bags of peas. This took quite the amount of time. We had to pick the peas, shell them and divide the older peas from the tender ones. Granted mom and dad did most of this but I walked through the garden with her. Just so she didn’t mess up the veggies.
What have we been doing while mom and dad are steaming their faces off with the veggies? It has turned cool here so our pool has disappeared. No more fun with the pool. Dad cut our catnip wwwway back and hung the stalks from the ceiling of the deck. Mom will pack the leaves and buds away for our relatives at Christmas. This is still what mom and dad are doing but Kali and I helped with these chores. I sat in the middle of the catnip and yelled in perfect Niponese,”NO!! Not our nip!” Dad didn’t listen but said my voice was very forceful.
No! Down came the nip. Mom said there is another full month of summer, at least, and I’ll be chewin’ on nip again this summer. Nice tender nip too. I like the sound of that mom. Remember that Flat Einstein and Timmy are coming for a visit from Pennsylvania in August.
Kali has not been up to much. She keeps using her stairs in the bedroom. Looking all smug and happy. Today I showed her what I could do with the stairs.
Kali went into the living room and covered herself while laying on the love seat.