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Baby, baby!  Please don’t go!  Don’t leave me, girl!

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Critter Cam – Busy Night at the Back Pond

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This is another nice buck, we’ve been seeing several this year – the big atypical deer, and another 8 pointer with not quite as nice a rack as this one.  There are several lesser bucks, some spikes and forkhorns.  Saw one last night with one side broken off leaving him with a slender forked antler on one side.

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Photo Fun

 

A couple of Gabe’s selfies with some old codger.  These are via two of the filters on the Prisma app, I disremember the names.  Gabe started out aside me, then he climbed onto my lap, the squirmed his way to a spot over my shoulder – finally hopping down off the back of the chair.

Tidbits

Here’s half of the kitteh crew, the youngest half.  They’ve arranged themselves on the tree by order of seniority – Bitsy on top, Ginger Boy, and Ollie, the newest addition.I tried a couple of those refrigerated pizza crusts that come rolled up in parchment paper.  I figured they couldn’t be too bad.  I figured wrong.  Those roasted garlic cloves were very good – cooked at 400 for 45 minutes or so.I peeked into the oven after 14 minutes and saw that the crust edge had little or no color so I gave them a few minutes more.  That was a bad call.  The edge was hard and tough, the rest was just tough.  I have a tube of pizza dough that they package like the biscuits that you rap on the counter edge to pop open.  I’ll give that a go but my hopes for it are limited.It’s getting to be soup weather – the temps are below 90 and that is what we call fall weather these days.  I made a potato soup – boil some ham hocks in chicken stock with onions for an hour or two then add chopped potatoes and continue to simmer until they are soft enough to run a stick blender.  Take out the ham and set aside to cool, run the blender, then pick the meat off the hock and return to the soup.  I added a splash of half and half and melted in a handful of shredded cheddar but that’s optional.I still had a package of sour mustard greens that were an ingredient in this dish – pork belly with mustard greens.  I thawed some of the pork belly I had saved from our last trip to our supplier to use in this and I have the rest of it curing for homemade bacon.  Still have a few days left before that will be ready.I thawed a brick of the last batch of red beans and made a new batch of rice to go with it.  I can see why Louis Armstrong often signed letters “Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours”Tsk tsk, I see Homer has been out frog hunting again.  He’d best hope he doesn’t step in a snapping turtle’s open maw.

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Most woodies we’ve seen, IIRC.