Sunday in Pictures

Granddaughter Zoe.
Zoe, who rarely will let her mom put a little pony tail in her hair.
Zoe, who's hair is growing really slow.
Zoe, who keeps getting called "he" out in public -- even when she's wearing pink.
Zoe, who looks like a little girl to me in this outfit :-)
She just needs some earrings!

This sweet soft puppy.......

....became a homestead working dog.  Grouse season opened. 
My mudroom will now smell like wet dog for a good month!

I love the reusable Tattler canning lids --- so far.
The hardest part of using them has been to try to remember to tighten the 
bands after taking them out of the canner.  The plastic lids are BPA-free. 
 You use regular metal bands with them, and a thin rubber gasket that comes with the lids.
 The University of Wisconsin has just received a grant to study them.

...and the harvest continues.
Drying my Mammoth sunflower seeds.
I've tried two years in a row to dry them on the heads,
only to have them mold, so I'm trying it this way this year.
This is only 2 heads!

.....dr momi


TexWisGirl said...

beautiful little sweet girl! and handsome hardworking pup!

Intentional Living Homestead said...

Oh what a sweetie...grandchildren are truly the most precious.

Your harvest looks awesome as well...what a wonderful bounty. I have never tried those lids before....I guess just use to the old way...but I am seeing lots of families who are switching.

Have a wonderful day.


Candy C. said...

That's a LOT of sunflower seeds!
Zoe looks like a perfect little lady in her little black dress! :)
Your dog looks like he has had a successful day!

Michaele said...

Nice photos! Good luck with those sunflower seeds. Don't know how I will do mine this year.

Amy Dingmann said...

Can't wait to see what you think of the Tattler lids. I have friends who swear by them, and others who don't like them at all. I have not yet tried them... love the picture of the muddy dog!!

Dicky Bird said...

Zoe is a cutie pie. I've tried to dry the heads too - they got moldy too. Interesting lids - like to hear more about them. I should have asked you - my jars of relish with cabbage all popped open. I shouldn't have filled the jars to within 1/4" - I didn't leave enough room for cabbage to expand. I did have 1 that stayed sealed. I'm just glad I was lazy and left the jars on the counter and saw they were leaking after like 3 days. Blessing from Ringle, WI

dr momi said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Dicky Bird....What a bummer! My spiced red cabbage in my picture was filled to 1/4 inch, and every relish recipe I looked up said to fill within 1/4 inch. Hhhmmmmm. I'm still getting used to what different foods do when they are canned. Some seem to expand, others shrink. Another possibility -- not leaving the jars in the waterbath canner for that 5 minutes after you turn off the burner and take the lid off. If I come across other possibilites I'll let you know!!

laughwithusblog said...

I love the picture of your granddaughter and I WANT those jars!!! :)

Mama Pea said...

My daughter was always thought to be a boy when she was young, too. But she grew into a beautiful woman, no doubt about that!

I'm determined to buy and try the Tattler lids next year. Keep us informed as to how you like yours.

Good idea for drying the sunflower seeds. I'll try that, too, next year.

Kim said...

We had a daughter who was also slow to grow hair. She was probably 3 before she had very much. But she's got plenty these days. Just ask her husband, who complains about finding it in the bathroom!