Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cooking, sewing, book review & game camera snaps

Not much to report lately.  I made the quince jelly yesterday but it didn't set up.  At all.  So I have to buy pectin and deal with that tomorrow.  Listed some more things on Ebay.  Started working on some homemade Christmas gifts for my son; a quilt and a soft fabric book.

 I also read this book this book called Bootstrapper by Mardi Jo Link that I picked up at a thrift store.  It was a fun, easy bathtub kind of read about a woman who, with the help of her three sons, becomes more self-sufficient on the farm she lives on in order to keep the property.  According to my affiliate link the book retails for $3.46 which just seems sad. I really enjoyed it.

For fun, I thought I'd share some fun pictures from my game camera.

I got my game camera as a gift one Christmas and it's been one of my favorite gifts ever.  It's so much fun to set up and see what's going on around the property.  The one I have must not be sold anymore. but here's an affiliate link to what must be the new version of it. This is some of what goes on around the place when I'm not outside.

It's really good for taking candid shots of ducks.

Apparently we have a dog coming around.  I have no idea who this dog belongs to.

This little buck has been around for a couple of years now.

This doe with the missing leg has been around for two seasons now and has sucessfully raised a pair of fawns each year. 

It takes great nighttime shots and I regularly stick it in the poultry run overnight to check if I'm having a raccoon problem.  There's nothing more infuriating that putting the card in the computer and finding pictures of raccoons frolicking around the chicken coop. Which hasn't happened lately, thank goodness.


  1. Love shots but the three legged deer reminds me of a joke:

    One day a man drove by a farm and saw a three-legged pig. The man went up to the farmer and said, "Excuse me, but why does that pig only have 3 legs?"  

    "Well," said the farmer, "that pig is very special. One time my wife was cooking something she stepped out of the kitchen and it caught on fire. No one in the house knew about it but the pig, and he saved me, my wife, and my 2 kids."  

    "That's amazing!" said the man, but why does the pig only have three legs?" 

    "Well, there was that time the pig saw a big storm coming and we didn't. The pig ran into the house and dragged us out to the storm cellar. If it weren't for that pig we would all be dead."  

    "But still, that doesn't explain why the pig only has 3 legs." 

    "And I remember the time my youngest son was stuck up a tree, but I was too far away to hear his cries for help. The pig ran to me and led me to where he was."  

    "Well, that is a miracle, but how come that pig only has 3 legs?" the man said quite annoyed at this point.  

    "Well," said the farmer, "with a pig that special... you don't eat them all at once..."

  2. Ha ha Kev ! Never heard that one. It was awful. Awfully funny that is.