Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Afternoon Stroll


The bucket of apples had one apple with a few bites taken out and the apple replaced. a two year old was responsible and had another in his hand.A friend was in the kitchen making a large batch of caramel as we picked more to dip in this lovely sauce. After eating a big meal of fish I had caught I could not slow down on the dessert to dip the fruit in.It was still hot and one needed to let it cool a bit on their plate before eating it. I had to go in and wash up after a bit, having sticky fingers from serving the grandchildren sitting near me and showing off my talents of consuming large quantities.I came back and cut a few more apples and started back into  an eating frenzy. MMMM, the best in the Midwest.


Richard getting cleaned up for a show. He is only five months and still a little naive when getting handled.The children all gathered to help, but as their imaginations soared the job was left to my oldest and me. There were a lot of burrs from his romps in the pasture with brothers and sisters.He is a Baby Doll Sheep and has wool comparable to cashmere.
The bucket of water becomes a popular hangout on a hot summer day.
A nearby neighbors front garden display






It is hard to see the small chick keeping under it's mothers body for protection. As she moved it circled under her learning to search for food.

A proud father has something more to crow about.
A few plums are waiting to be made into a great dessert.I was glad to have some vanilla ice cream to accompany it.You put the fruit in the bottom,pour a batter over this and top with boiling water and butter and bake it. It will be a breakfast, lunch or dinner treat for me in days to come. Stop by and I'll put on the coffee. Have a great week!

13 comments:

  1. Love the mother hen and her chick! Nurturing is a common bond we have with so many animal species! I am envious of the plums. Pulled one by accident the other day. Bit into it. Nope. Not yet! lol

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  2. Looks like a good afternoon. The caramel apples sound yummy.

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  3. What a busy day. What was the little one shooting? The lamb looks cute. Is it as warm there as it is here?

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  4. Your grandchildren are beautiful. So are the rest of your pictures but the grandchildren shine.

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  5. Looks like the good life. I would call your plum dessert a cobbler. We don't normally cook plums; but, I will have to try that next year.

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  6. Hi Steve - lovely to see everyone helping out! Such fun and good to read and see your cooking skills in action! I'll be over for your plum bake and to see the prairie in its autumn colours ...cheers Hilary

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  7. Your grandchildren must thoroughly enjoy all these wonderful experiences at your place not to mention all the naturally good food there is to feast upon!

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  8. Ha, if you leave a bucket of apples out with a loose two year old, you're liable to come back and find every last apple has one bite out of it! :-)

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  9. Some great shots here, Steve. Richard is beautiful. Preparing him for the show must have been a challenge, with all the little hands to "help." How did he do in the show, by the way?

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  10. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Such cute animal babies and human little ones:) And what yummy food.

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  11. I usually notice the animals in your pictures the most, but this time I noticed the people all having a good time.

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  12. What a pretty picture of the little girl with the big smile, wearing her hat:)

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