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Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Pool!!

Mom found this at the Fred Meyer store for $16.99
She thinks I need it for my summer enjoyment.
She has seen all the other dogs in Blogville, enjoying their pools....
So far, I'm not getting it....
Oh, water goes in there!
Oh, now I get it!
Also makes a good drinking fountain, NICE!
Mom, you know I have the frog pond, right?

See you at the Fiesty 3 Pool Pawtay this weekend!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wicker Wyatt

We inherited some wicker furniture.
So we are fixing it up!!
We have four lovely chairs for around the fire pit.
and a glass top table that needs a little work.
Dad is fixing the table and Mom is spray painting the set a nice shade of "Airedale Tan".
Can't wait to get the cushions in!

Happy Lounging!

Wyatt

Monday, June 27, 2011

5 ingredients

Have you seen the Food Network show, where the chefs have to create something wonderful with 5 ingredients?
As our garden ripens, we are faced with the nightly challenge!

Tonight's five ingredients are...

Strawberries
Rainbow Swiss Chard
Spanish Roja Garlic
Basil
White Radishes
(we may need to add a couple of things)
Mom is thinking of making pesto with the Garlic and Basil and putting it over grilled chicken.
Maybe a small salad with the white radishes.
Steamed  Swiss Chard with a drizzle of lemon and balsamic vinegar.

Topped off with "Mile High Strawberry Pie"!!
A shameful tower of whipped egg whites and a whole lot of sugar, with strawberries and whipped cream in a crumb crust. Oh Yeah!
We might even make a bouquet tonight!

Wyatt and Mom

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Road Trippin' with Wyatt and Stanzie

Can't wait to get on the road again.....
We feel the need to see some good old fashioned road side attractions!!
Paul Bunyan, in the Kenton neighborhood.
He's really really tall....
Even his boots are really really big!
Then, there is the giant rabbit, "Harvey" in Hillsboro.
The mascot of Harvey Marine.
He's about 30' tall, counting his ears.
My personal favorite...
the giant Airedale, made out of wire mesh and packing peanuts.
Also in Hillsboro, Or.
With a flapping hinged jaw..PERFECT!
I don't look like that. My jaw does flap though...

Time for lunch!! How about the 'Sneaky Kitty'?
Vegetarian Global Fusion
 
Stanzie says "NO"
Burgers PLEEZE!
 
Pass the fries please!

Any interesting roadside attractions in your town?
Wyatt and Stanzie

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt - June

It's that time again!!
To follow along, see the list and the Flicker page of all the photos,

Something with our town's name.

An Elephant
Send my Mom out to photograph an Elephant and she comes home with a bag of cookies....haha!

Wheel Trim
A neighbor's sweet ride

Architectural Detail
The top of a client's pool cabana

Cheese
Dad's fave, 'Rogue River Blue'

Cutlery
Dad's knife, used and abused to adjust sprinkler heads, (Where's the corkscrew, Dad!).

Night shot
Our front yard a few months ago!


Something that starts with the letter Z
(well, it used to anyway!)

Tree Branches
Our Sweet Gum

Farm Animal
A friend from Hood River


View from outside our door.

A Childhood Memory
Mom used to spend many a recess, making flower jewelry in the schoolyard.

Happy Snapping!
Wyatt



Monday, June 20, 2011

The Daisy Chain

What is that you're making?
A Daisy what?
Can I eat it?
I'm supposed to wear it?
Make Stanzie wear it!
 
This is super dumb.

Wyatt


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!!

We are soooo excited about Fathers Day....
and the gift that we got Dad...
that we are finding it hard to sit still for a picture...
 
Hope you like it Dad!!
 
Happy Fathers Day!!

Thanks to the Road Dogs for telling us about this artist, on their Artsy Fartsy Friday!
Wyatt and Stanzie

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wyatt's wonderful wacky way to the wonderous world of gardening!

or in simpler terms...my top 10 tips for a  garden that any dog would be proud of!

Number One:
Have a plan.

Many home gardens and landscapes evolve helter skelter. Plants are purchased on a whim and installed in a piece meal fashion. Start with a blank slate on paper, put in some of the existing items you will keep, transplant some items and plan for the new purchases. Most perennials and annuals look better planted in groups of the same variety.

Number Two:
Think outside the box.

Break away from rectangular shaped lawns and straight beds.
Curvy lines are easier on the eye and easier to mow and edge.

Number 3:
Plan and Plant for all 4 seasons.
Most landscapes fall short in the fall and winter.
Look for evergreens and plants with berries, fall color and texture for seasonal interest, year round.

Number 4:
Improve your soil
Be generous when adding organic amendments. Spread 2-3 inches over the soil, then dig or till into the top 9-12 inches. Large compost piles are also fun to play on!

Number 5:
Failure to water, or Overdoing it.
Most folks here, tend to over water to the point of soggy!
Most established plantings really need very little water after the first year.

Lawns benefit from deeper watering at further intervals. Lawns watered frequently have shallower roots and are not as hardy.

Number 6:
Know your pests.
We love you Bambis and Bunnies, just not in our gardens!
If you have wildlife, research your plants and find deer resistant varieties.

We have found dogs to be the best control method. Scarecrows only scare me,Wyatt!!

Number 7:
Wyatt's Tomato Tip
When planting a tomato plant, we mix into the planting hole, 1 shovel full of steer manure, 1 handful of pelletized lime and 1 handful of bone meal. Works like a charm! Warning dogs love bone meal and will dig up the tomato plant to get to it, so put the tomato cage on right away or fence off the area!

Number 8:
Mom's Pruning Tip
Flowering plants that bloom in the spring on wood that grew the previous year (Rhododendrons), should be pruned only after the bloom has finished, if you prune too late in the season, you will eliminate the flower buds for next year. Flowering shrubs like Hydrangea, that bloom on the current season's wood can be pruned in late winter or early spring and not effect the current seasons bloom.

Number 9:
Container Plantings
The bigger the container the better! It's hard to keep plants alive in a small container, go big and don't be afraid to rotate things out of the pots and put in new plants when they start to look ratty.
Containers need daily water in the heat and frequent fertilization. We use a mild fish fertilizer or time released pellets.

Number 10:
Have Fun
Don't create so much work, that you don't have time for the dog!! 

Now that's entertainment!!
Frankie, Thanks for letting me speak at the Blogville Picnic in the Bark!

Is there anymore watermelon and hotdogs?
Wyatt