We haven't had a "King-tastrophy" since he got up on the counter and ate half of a birthday cake. But Zuri. Oh...that dog can chew up and destroy.
"Zuri-raptor" not only got her harness off of her, but tore it to shreds. Sigh.
Sigh, sigh, sigh, sigh......
My 17 year-old leaves their harnesses on for me while they are in school. It makes taking them outside much easier on my back. King still pulls and a fence is not first on the list this year.
No harness for walks today. She needs more toys. Again. I just bought them ropes a week ago. She reminds me of Alias. He could chew up a dozen balls in a matter of seconds.
Dandelions and zucchini went into an egg breakfast scramble, along with some garlic and jalapeno peppers. The glass bowl with red lid is homemade condensed cheddar cheese "soup" (thawed for mac n' cheese). The green beans were for dinner. The remaining eggs were boiled for snacking and sandwiches this week, the applesauce was used for baking the jam bars (below) as well as the walnuts. My frozen lemon peel didn't get in the photo, but I used that in the bars as well.
Cherry Holiday bars (a holiday recipe from BHG online), but you can use raspberry or other jam. I had some older blueberry (without cinnamon) that needed used up so I made them with blueberry, and a bit of black raspberry jam. Both home canned.
I had written a note on my recipe that said you can freeze these for up to a month, but I haven't tried that (yet). I had a wee bit of trouble getting the foil off two edges, but overall easy to make. These of course were delicious! I can't wait to try them with home canned cherry jam next (even though the kids are telling me to keep making them with blueberry).
Essential Oil Tip: Rosemary has been researched to be effective against drug-resistant bacteria (from what I am reading). One kiddo was home sick and her cough was so bad it was causing her to throw up. I mixed up some oil and rosemary oil (because it was what I had on hand) and had her rub it on her chest. Of course this was all in addition to sipping medicinal herbal teas, etc. Her cough is not gone completely today, but she is coughing less.
It's hard to believe I am painting a room in February. We had another day in the low 60's, so 75% of a room is now painted. Whew! It will be a high of 68°F today. It's just crazy. I am really starting to worry about my fruit trees now.