Week in review: 8/17/2012

August 17, 2012 § 13 Comments

We’ve settled in to a routine with Chief.  We let him outdoors when we leave for work in the morning, and then let him back indoors when we come home in the evenings.  Now that he is allowed outside during part of the day, he has settled down, and isn’t quite so emphatic and aggressive about trying to sneak outside and get into fights with the neighbor cats.

Meanwhile, the cats that are outside all of the time (Sophie and Pixel) are quite happy to be outdoors, and spend most of their time sunning on the patio off the Master bedroom.  Here’s Pixel.

We made a fantastic dip this week.  It was so delicious, and fantastically easy to make.  We took an 8-ounce block of cream cheese, and cumbled in 3 slices of cooked bacon.  To that we added a minced garlic clove, 1/2 cup grated monterey jack cheese, and 2 chopped green onions.  We served it with vegetables and pita bread.

Dave spent several hours Wednesday night with our friend Bernie installing an electric fence in the back pasture.   Here’s a picture as Dave was heading out in the tractor.  I liked the picture so much, I installed it as our blog header.  We’ve planted grass seed in the refurbished pastures, and now the cattle think it is for them.  As fast as the grass can sprout, the cows are all over it, pulling it out of the ground…they have their own food and grass, but they prefer the bare field with the new grass.  This is why we are temporarily fencing them out.  When the grass grows, we’ll let them back in.  Or, maybe not.  We’re still considering alpacas.

I bought 3 new lunchbags from Target.  We really only needed 2, but they came in a 3-pack.  They were in multiple colors and were less than $10 for all three.  They’re  great little lunch bags, and easily hold ice packs without leaking or losing temperature.  I like that they can be folded up when they’re not in use.

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