Thursday, September 25, 2008


Seems like the last couple of weeks have been very busy. We are in the midst of canning pears right now. Canning is Dennis' project as far as I'm concerned BUT 2 years ago I had to do all the apples because he went off elk hunting. Anyway we are about 3/4 of the way through with the pears.............. next will be apples in about 3 weeks. Hopefully I'll have an excuse of recuperating & will not be responsible for a lot!! Today I'm working on "Amber pears" --- a recipe a friend from church gave Dennis (who of course is off driving that potato truck while all the pears are getting RIPE and need to be CANNED). Anyway I'll survive I'm sure. Plus if anyone comes to visit we have a lot of great canned fruit!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

September update

Things have been busy (as usual). Fawndew's cria has refused the bottle, been nursing well, growing & then not growing. This week he decided a bottle sounded good again & we have been supplementing him some. I finally decided we would play it by ear ------ offer a bottle periodically. Today I moved all the girls & babies into the front yard to eat some grass & flowers. I was hoping I wouldn't have to mow before it snows ------ but I suspect I'll have to mow one more time.

Otherwise Dennis is working in the potato field driving a truck for a church friend. Willie has dropped one class but is hopefully (apparently ?) doing well in the one class he has. We have canned peaches & the pears arrived Friday evening. Luckily they are not quite ripe yet. Apples arrive about mid-October. I should explain that we have a number of Amish who have moved into the valley. Most of them live south or south & east of us by around 5 - 10 miles. We have gotten to know a few of them. Every fall they have someone drive them to the Delta, CO area & they buy apples, peaches, & pears. They then resell them to Amish families (or perhaps share them, I'm not sure) and others interested. Dennis is now a contact person who collects orders from our friends & neighbors. We then pick up the fruit for those who ordered it.

Only two weeks now until my surgery. I'm very tired of waiting ------ but at least it is close now. I have labwork to get done this week. We will have to go to Denver early the 5th of Oct. due to the bowel prep that I need to take. The 3rd is Mom's day at her oncologist, the 4th is the Taos Fiber Festival, the 5th we go to Denver and stay with friends & then the 6th my surgery and Dennis' birthday.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Other name ideas

Name ideas from a friend on my First Place group:

Reminded me of Batman and Robin here is some names that come to mind
Homes & Watson
Tina & Ike
Sonny & Cher
Bert & Ernie
Wanda & Margaret
Leverne & Shirley
Bubble & Squeek
Sylvester & Tweetie
The Lone Rnger &Tonto
Pixie & Dixie
Lois Lane & Superman
Garfield & Odie
Hansel & Gretel
Kermit & Piggy

A number will have to be tossed out since I don't think either guy would like to be called a girls name!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Update on Me

My surgery is scheduled Oct. 6th at Swedish in Denver. I am able to have robotic surgery so should only be in the hospital for 23 hours after surgery. Wish it were sooner, but it's good to have an actual date.

Here is info on Robotics in surgery: