In the pound, Kobi had already won, he was going home with papa, no one knew what a prize he would be~
Our family has a long history with found puppies, pound puppies, and give away puppies. This is a picture of Kobi, One of my boys adopted him from the pound. He was looking for a little girl dog but Kobi was begging and jumping up and down, it was me me me! He couldn’t resist so he chose him.
here is Kobi at about 6 months, he was beautiful, we wondered how he ever ended up in the pound~
He looked a little like a poodle, but when they groomed him, he looked like a bichon frise. Living with Kobi was all about and being loved and licked to death. Goodbye to any more afternoon naps after work.
Emily Molly was the real thing, a full blood bichon frise, absolutely adorable and always a happy girl~
About a year later, it was decided maybe Kobi got lonesome while the kids were at work, so they went to North Texas and brought Molly home. She is a real bichon frise, just the sweetest and most precious little thing you ever saw. She and Kobi looked exactly alike and they got along great. They slept together in a big kennel in the bedroom, it was a ritual when they went to bed or got up in the morning, Kobi had it planned who goes in first, who got out first, who was in charge of Molly’s little girly pillow, very complicated but he ran things and she went along with “what ever”. Kobi was a worrier, you could see it in his face, when someone walked out of the room, he listened and watched and whimpered until everyone was back together. They were both funny, precious and wonderful~
Kobi went to puppy heaven last summer, he was 13 years old. We are left with sweet memories. Miss Molly now has two new playmates, TJ and Abbie, who came from Fuzzy Pet Rescue Center in Waco Texas.
these are two of the most beautiful dogs ever, they have a good life and make the world a better place, they sure loved their mama and papa (and Tricia)
this is thick and creamy tasting even though it is made with fat free milk. you can use low fat if you like but it tastes the same~
I like milk shakes, I mean I love banana milk shakes. This recipe is one we came up with years ago and it is my favorite.You can make if from “craving to drinking” in 5 minutes.
here is the blender, I have had a food processor but this tool is my favorite for everything~
You need to start yesterday though, the banana slices have to be frozen solid. I always keep sliced frozen bananas in my freezer ready for the drink or for banana nut ice cream. The great thing, besides being the best you ever tasted, is this 16 oz drink (enough for two people) has a total of around 200 calories while the small one at Dairy Queen or Sonic has over 500.
Slice bananas and spread on paper plates, cover in gallon size plastic bags and freeze. When time to use, break apart how ever many you need. Don’t let them thaw!
Start by slicing a bunch of ripe bananas, put them on paper plates and freeze them. (they need to be ripe, not over ripe and not even slightly green).
Banana Milk Shake
1 c skim or low fat milk
2 T sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla (scant)
2 c frozen bananas (about 2 or 3 bananas) Don’t let them thaw, work fast~
Put milk, sugar and vanilla in blender and get it going, then break apart the frozen bananas into chunks and add to the milk.
Blend on high speed until it is thick and creamy, less than a minute. If you want it even ticker, add a few more slices of bananas.
This makes one huge milkshake, share it with someone~
I will have my famous banana nut ice cream recipe another time. It has almost the same ingredients, very low calorie and rich and creamy.
In West Texas, a fruit tree does better on a hill than in the low spots. A late frost in the spring, usually settles in the lower places and can kill many of the blooms ~
This is about a new peach orchard in Christoval, it is small, only 12 trees that they put in five years ago. (remember, 2011 was the year of one of Texas’ worst droughts, no rain at all, hard time to start this venture) There are two apples, two apricots and the rest are different varieties of peaches. Since it is on a rocky hill up there, dump truck loads of dirt had to be brought in, it is about two and a half feet in new dirt, and the whole orchard is 40×50 feet. The new dirt was fluffy with no rocks and digging the holes was easy. Everything had to be watered daily and every tree has survived except one apple tree is having a problem.
this Loring peach was one of three that got ripe in June. It was the size of an orange, juicy,sweet and delicious~everyone got a taste
The first peach that year was from the Loring tree and got ripe in June. There were three peaches on that tree, simply delicious.
The Princess tree has lots of peaches which are going to ripen in a couple more weeks. Anna thinned more than half of them out since the tree was young. It is a sweet white honey peach. Some of the trees were 3 year old bare root, some came in 5 gal buckets, and others were from seeds grown in buckets for 4 years. These seeds were from Granddad Jack’s original old Indian peach trees that he started in 1937, he was well known for his fine fruit trees. He would be happy to know the tradition is still going. The Indian peach trees had quite a few peaches this year and they are wonderful.
the Princess is a sweet white honey peach, it is freestone. These trees can live for about 25 years, the apricots and apples live even longer.
This year is turning into a great year for the orchard, the first year the trees rest, the second they come alive and the third year they flourish. We call this Anna’s Orchard~They have had a bumper crop of apricots and the peach trees are loaded. The project this year is to improve the soil with compost.