Category Archives: Pets
This is a photo from the back yard trail camera. I cropped it and tweaked the brightness and contrast. Lots of grain in the picture due to the high ISO the camera switches to for low light pictures. It has an array of LEDs for a flash – they glow a dim red to the eye but the camera is tuned to use that wavelength. Anyway the relatively bright horizon beyond the pines caught my eye.Here’s “Tanner”, he was sent out with a family for adoption but they brought him back. They said he wanted to sleep in their bed with them and they used that as an excuse for the return. He’s a good boy – walks well on a leash, housebroken, all the good stuff. Knows basic commands, he’s been fixed. I like his ears. Better luck next time, pal, they don’t deserve you.This is a small tablet that is running Windows 8.1. It’s a Dell Venue 8 Pro. I have it set to boot to the desktop, bypassing the new tiled start screen. The photo of Ginger is what I’m using for the desktop background right now but it’s a tad too busy and I’ll be changing it out. I’m using it for web browsing when we are out somewhere, Googling for recipes while in the store for the ingredient list, things like that. I have it paired with a small bluetooth keyboard that works well, and also a bluetooth mouse but that stuff is just clutter and is left behind when I am out. At home I’m using full sized keyboards and big screens with more competent CPUs so those toys don’t see much action.Food Blog! Really!Here’s a PB&J with bacon and cheddar. I really wanted to put some banana slices on the thing but we didn’t have any.I’ll leave you with this pair of puppy girls. The momma was found abandoned and ready to pop. The rescuer brought her to the shelter just in time. There is one more pup in the litter, another girl.
Pizza! I fiddled with a crust recipe for this one: 2 cups of flour, pinch each of salt and sugar, 1/4 tsp of yeast and about 3/4 cup of water. No stand mixer but I did knead it a bit before placing it into an oiled bowl to proof. I covered it with plastic wrap and left it alone for about six hours. It took that long to double with the tiny amount of yeast. I stretched and pulled on it to reach the edges of my pan. It was pretty good.The kittehs loved the stuffing that came inside this box. Here’s Homer taking his turn.Tonight we had beef enchiladas with Spanish rice and refried beans. I prefer this style of beans to those dishes that no longer contain identifiable beans. I did mash these a little.Post needs moar puppehs! This is a blue heeler mix pup, one of a small litter that came into the shelter the other day. Already adopted, says Mrs J.A cat still at the shelter, as far as I know. Mrs J may have more info.Here’s Ginger, attracted more to the cursor arrow than the deer in the video clip from the backyard camera.
Katie has finally come off the leash for an entire walk. She has been allowed to run a bit with a longish rope attached to her collar and her good behavior persuaded Mrs J to allow it. She sticks pretty close but she does get out of sight with Jack or Annie for short jaunts but, so far anyway, has come running back when called.Little Ginger kitteh has sampled the great outdoors for the first time. He’s cautious but we expect he will be crying to be let out soon enough.Mrs J kept a close eye on him, and tied a string to him to make him easier to catch if he had other thoughts.He was ready to come back in. Outside is big.
I’m not ashamed to admit that Mrs J worked harder on the salad than I did frying the rest of it. The shrimp and the mushrooms came out of a bag bought on the frozen foods aisle. I did process the French fries myself, and put together the cocktail dipping sauce.We see this flock of turkeys all over. Usually they trip the camera we keep overlooking the automatic feeder down by the back pond. This is within sight of the house, looking North.We had tacos the other night. These have ground beef, refried beans, shredded cabbage, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, sour cream, New Mexico pepper salsa, and shredded cheeses in lightly fried corn tortillas. We had leftover fillings so I made quesadillas for lunch today:Post needs moar puppehs and kittehs!
I pan fried a couple of rib eyes the other day, and steamed some broccoli, but what really made the meal were the little golden potatoes I tossed with olive oil and kosher salt and roasted on a tray in a 425 oven for about 20-25 minutes or so. They were turned once – start them cut side down because that will brown them nicely.
This went on all afternoon. Move cat. Cat comes back, rolls on papers. Move cat. Cat comes back, chews on papers. Move cat. Cat comes back, rolls on papers. Move cat. Cat comes back and burrows under papers. Move cat. Other cat comes and rolls on papers. I didn’t realize we were playing tag team paper disruption.