Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ladybug the basset hound

We had a surprise a couple of weeks ago.







  A very scared, starving and tick invested basset hound found her way to our house on Peebly.  Mickey found her down by the barn.  He came to the house to get me and we went down and approached her.  What a sad sight! 


  We immediately took her to the back yard and got her some water and food.  She drank and drank and gobbled down the dry dog food.  We noticed a very large growth on her tail that was bleeding.  At the time we thought it may have been an abscess.    It looked bad. 


  Into the bath she went and got cleaned up and most of the ticks removed.  She was a perfect angel and then she allowed me to trim her nails without much problem at all.   After the to the vet we went.  They determined the growth was a tumor that needed removed.  She had surgery and they believed it was not cancerous and she is healing nicely. 


  In a very short period of time she is wagging her tail, taking short walks, and has learned to enter and exit the doggie door of the house.  The other dogs enjoy her and she is just perfectly sweet.  And yes we did attempt to find her owner on social media and she was not chipped. 


  So now she will stay with us on Peebly as another chapter has begun.  So much has happened since my last blog post.  Seems that really everything has changed. 


  What have you been up to?   Tell me.    




Love,
Melinda

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Morel Mushrooms

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Photo Courtesy of google images.

Well.   It turns out that we have these beauties growing in the woods at our place.

And it turns out that they are absolutely Delicious!!!



The first batch I cleaned then sliced and sauteed with olive oil and garlic.  They were...good.

The next night I cleaned some then dipped them in buttermilk and then coated them with a flour and cracker mixture and fried in butter and olive oil.   BINGO!

Some more info on these delightful spring delicacies


Wikipedia:

Morchella, the true morels, is a genus of edible mushrooms closely related to anatomically simpler cup fungi. These distinctive mushrooms appear honeycomb-like in that the upper portion is composed of a network of ridges with pits between them. The ascocarps are prized by gourmet cooks, particularly for French cuisine. Commercial value aside, morels are hunted by thousands of people every year simply for their taste and the joy of the hunt.
Morels have been called by many local names; some of the more colorful include dryland fish, because when sliced lengthwise then breaded and fried, their outline resembles the shape of a fish; hickory chickens, as they are known in many parts of Kentucky; and merkels or miracles, based on a story of how a mountain family was saved from starvation by eating morels. In parts of West Virginia, they are known as molly moochers. Due to the partial structural and textural similarity to some species of the Porifera sponges, a common name for any true morel is sponge mushroom. Genus Morchella is derived from morchel, an old German word for mushroom, while morel itself is derived from the Latin maurus meaning brown.



Get out there and find some before its too late!



Love,
Me

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Time moves by so fast

The last I blogged about the grands was last September.  That was a LONG time ago. 
 
They moved to another town last year which is over an hour from us.  They used to live just 9 miles from our house.  My son and their mother divorced a couple of years ago and she is now remarried and they live with her.  They are doing quite well in their new school and new home. 
 
They just arent able to come to Grandmas and Poppas as much because of school and sports and activities.  We certainly miss that.
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So we cherish each and every moment we can spend with them.
 
 
 
 
They are amazing..