Despite it being Fall, we’ve had some spring-like weather in Oklahoma. Our colors are staying green for the most part.
The Goat Rancher’s guinness hen flock has shrunk to only 2 hens. There used to be about 12 of the hens.
Wednesday morning I saw 3 large, healthy coyotes out my back door. They were in the pasture and behaving very brave. I had just came indoors from feeding Scooter in the barn and brushing him. I was outside at least 15 minutes. My presence didnt seem to bother them at all.
I suspect this pack was scoping out our neighbor’s goats or maybe a quick guinness snack.
They would have been history if I could have gotten to one of the rifles quick enough. All of our guns are kept unloaded and locked up seperate from the ammo. This is for safety purposes until Wee One gets a lot older. So, those coyotes get to live one more day…..
Wednesday we had spring-like severe weather. The hubs and Wee One went to the storm shelter when this storm hit. Of course, I had to go out to the barn and make sure Scooter was okay. Then instead of seeking shelter, I took some photos.
I am not fond of cellars. But, if the there was an honest to gawd funnel headed at me, I would not hesitate to seek shelter.
We had very strong straight-line winds and several uprooted trees with this storm. Bubba was at church and had to get into the basement, one of the few basements in our area of Oklahoma.
Wee One and I made a Halloween cake last weekend. He has caught my Fall cold/ear ache germ. Poor baby! I made him a doctor’s appointment this afternoon since his fever has been running a bit too high.
The cake frosting, which looked really, really orange on the outside of the container, was more of a light pink in real life.
I found my famous Potato Pancake Recipe! It had been lost with my favorite cookbooks—which now have been found.
Onion Potato Pancake Recipe
3 cups grated peeled potatoes
3 large eggs
2 heaping Tbs flour
1 1/2 tsps salt
1/8 tsp black coarse pepper
1/2 small grated onion
Drain off excess liquid from taters.
Add ingredients into the bowl of taters, mix well.
heat oil in a non-stick skillet.
place large spoonfuls of potato pancake mixture, flatten spoonfuls of mixture in skillet to resemble pancake form.
cook until crispy.
serve with sourcream, applesauce or catsup.
These are awesome for a brunch type meal on a cold, Fall day.
Things have been busy, hectic, and just plain crazy around here these days. I need a break from it all!
One last note:
Bubba’s 8th grade football team finished their season UNDEFEATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!