Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Isn't she cute!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Rinse pumpkin seeds under cold water and pick out the pulp and strings.
Place the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet.
Sprinkle with salt and bake at 325 degrees F until toasted, about 25 minutes, checking and stirring after 10 minutes.
Let cool and store in an air-tight container
Why Carve Pumpkins?
The story of the Jack o'Lantern comes from Irish folklore. Jack was a crafty farmer who tricked the Devil into climbing a tall tree. When the Devil reached the highest branch, Jack carved a large cross in the trunk, making it impossible for the Devil to climb down. In exchange for help getting out of the tree, the Devil promised never to tempt Jack with evil again. When Jack died, he was turned away from Heaven for his sins and turned away from Hell because of his trickery. Condemned to wander the Earth without rest, Jack carved out one of his turnips, took an ember from the devil, and used it for a lantern to light his way. He became known as "Jack of the Lantern."
A view of our deck and house from the back yard.
Me and Boom man enjoying our first play date in our new fenced in yard.
YES! After about 2 weeks anticipation our fence is finally finished, thanks to my lovely husband! As many of you know in our old home we had a fenced in backyard where we could easily let Boomer in and out, not worrying about anything, but at the new house we have an amazing and large yard, but unfortunately it was not fenced, so the work started 2 weekends ago, and after a lot of hard work, lots of moo lah, and much anticipation on Boomers part, (he has sat on the deck most days watching his dad hard at work waiting) It is done! We are very happy with it, and Boomer jumped for joy and ran around all afternoon.
Side note: Yes the posts that we cemented in the first day are still tall, we are going to cut them down next weekend, but wanted to do a test week making sure Boomer could or would not attempt to "clear" the fence.
Thanks you so much Luke for doing this for me before winter, I HATE the cold so it was my request to finish the project before it got any colder at 5:30 am!
Now all we have to do is open the back door :)
Hope everyone can come over soon!
A view of the left of our yard and fence from the upper level of the deck.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The hard part now is Boomer can basically see his whole fence but still cant go off his leash...
I will post the final fence pictures soon, Hopefully Sunday!