Bixby and Scout: Puppy Bath Night

Good puppies waiting for their after-bath treats.

As the weather gets warmer, puppies get a bit stinky and the shedding is out of control. So we had puppy bath night.

You may remember Bixby loves his baths.

Scout is not so fond of baths, but she really loves towel time, so she tolerates the bath for the spa-level towel down afterward.

And somehow, after two-years, I finally caught her in full Elvis lip mode. Hound dog indeed.


 

Instant Pot: Turkey Noodle Soup

I found a really good deal on lean ground turkey and packaged most of it up to store in the freezer. While I was there, I decided it was time to make some space, so I pulled out the turkey broth I made from Thanksgiving leftovers.

Ground turkey ✔
Turkey Broth ✔

Time for some turkey noodle soup! And it was mmmm, mmmm, good.

Turkey Noodle Soup

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 8 cups of liquid – a combination of turkey or chicken broth and water
  • 16 oz frozen vegetables – you can add a bag of mixed veggies. I used carrots and green beans
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery leaves, chopped (opt)
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 10 oz egg noodles
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tsp sage
  • 3 tsp poultry seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste (you’ll probably need 1/2 tsp of each for the ground meat and more for the soup itself)

Add salt, pepper and 1 tsp poultry seasoning to turkey and mix well. Continue reading

Penelope In A Pretty Scarf

My ducks have fans.  Friend of ducks, MomSense, knitted three beautiful scarves for my ducks, each with their own color.

It went about as well as I expected – they removed them within a minute:

Here’s Mabel taking hers off.

I think I’ll do one duck, one scarf and take a photo.  It kind of stresses them out, but I bribed them with romaine lettuce and they forgave me.

There will be more…