Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Pies




Baked the pies and I hope they taste good. I used my "Canned Apple Pie" filling for the apple pie and added some pecans.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving Preparations







I am slowly getting ready for the big turkey day. A little house cleaning here and a little house cleaning there. Ppppfft! It's done! Just like magic. The fairy princess maid has been here. I love it! I hope you have a fairy princess too!
Now that my house is clean I can start baking and cooking all the yummy things for Thanksgiving. Hmmm. Not good for my diet...
We had a warm day so I put up my outdoor holiday lights and made a door swag with boughs, etc. I also have my pineapple turkey thanks to my good friend Ann!



Cute Grandkids!











We are having such great fall weather! I love it! I think my favorite temp is 40 degrees with a little breeze. We are getting some rain off and on, but nothing major yet. It's perfect for walking.



There's a lot going on at JP's house. First he brought home the venison and he and Melissa worked on getting it in the freezer. Not an easy job. He sent me Collin and Rylee's school photos! Cute grandkids! His company was bringing up a new project online so he had to work late Wed. night.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New toy


I bought a new toy at the Goodwill yesterday! $3.99 and it sounds pretty good. It has full size keys, which is a nice feature. Look out Krewe Band!

New toy

I bought a new toy at the Goodwill yesterday! $3.99 and it seems to work fine. Look out Krewe Band.



Jon and I hiked around and hunted for oyster mushrooms several days, but there aren't many this year. Oyster mushrooms grow on dead birch trees, sometimes on alder. I have only dried about 4 trays. I don't think we've had enough rain this year. I love hunting for them. It's so much fun to be out in the woods. The air is so fresh and crisp, not too cold this year. Trying to spot those little jewels is just like hunting for Easter Eggs.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Elk Party











Elk Hunt Success











David went elk hunting in Montana and got an elk! Wow! We were busy then. It took him two days to get it all out as they had to quarter it, hang up the quarters and pack it out. Joe and Jens helped pack it out. We worked all day on Sunday to get it cut up, ground burger, etc. There were seven of us working on it. We finished at 9:00. It was a lot of fun and work.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Baby Ben's Visit











Ben is here to see us for the weekend. His parents came along too. Grandma and Grandpa are both in Grandparent's heaven. He spent some time outside with Grandpa at the burn pile and after all that fresh air he's sleeping like a baby.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fall on Cougar Creek Road


I've been busy since we got back from Kalispell. Band practice was great. George was here with his steel guitar. The band is starting to jell on some of the songs.


I made Baby Ben some applesauce and I am now finished with the 2009 canning/preserving season! Yesterday I spent part of the day putting away all the canning stuff. What a gardening season. It's unbelievable how much produce we had, tomatoes, corn, carrots, onions, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, peppers, lettuce, cukes, and GREEN BEANS.


The firewood supply was getting low so Jon and I moved six wheelbarrows of wood to the basement. Jon always makes sure we have enough firewood. We went for our walk and then I spread Columbine seeds in three flower beds. Melissa had saved the seed for me. It's a really pretty yellow and red blossom. I checked the Hens and Chicks she gave me last spring and it looks like at least 4 of them are growing.
It's going to be another beautiful sunny fall day. The last one for a while as they say we are going to get rain tomorrow. Time for another cup of coffee and check the fire.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween







We drove to Kalispell to visit JP and Melissa and Collin and Rylee. We ate some good food and had a good visit. I got lots of grandkid hugs and snuggles. The kids drew designs for their Jack O' lantern faces and JP ane Melissa cut them out. They turned out really scary! Rylee's costume was a devil and Collin was an alien. They are both getting so tall. I think Collin is taller than JP was at that age. Another basketball player!