Taco Seasoning

Last week, I was well into the process of making tacos, when I made the unfortunate discovery that I had no taco seasoning in the house.  Something that I probably should have checked before I chopped the lettuce and tomatoes, shredded the cheese and started browning the meat.  Oops.  However, my brain saved me by reminding me of a recipe for taco seasoning that I had come across on a blog a long time ago, so I hunted it down.  It’s really easy to make, with things that I generally have in my spice section, and taco night was saved.

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Switching Chairs

In a random move, Oscar has taken a break from his normal chair in the last week or so, and has started napping in the other living room chair.  I am not sure why.  Who knows what strange things run through a cat’s head?  Since he can’t explain his motivation behind the chair switching, I will just assume he is doing so in an attempt to confuse me.

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Standing Wheat

So this post is really late, but better late than never, right?  One Sunday evening, several days before we finished combining (over a month ago, that is), the sunset was very promising, so I went out to the non-hailed-out wheat field to take a few pictures.  Good thing I did so, because I think we combined that one the next day, and taking pictures of a hailed out crop just wouldn’t have turned out so well.

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Harvest Sunsets

One of the nicest things about having really nice, clear, calm evenings when combining is the very pretty sunsets that occur.  We are actually finished harvest (finished last week, yay), but I have a little backlog of pictures that I took whilst out in the field.  So I’m a little behind, but oh well.  Fall 2014 086bFall 2014 096b

Ok, this one is technically a moon-rise but it occurred during sunset.

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If you don’t know the story behind ‘Moosen’, go to youtube and search for Brian Regan Stupid in School.  It’s pretty funny, in my opinion.

Sometimes, we get moose wandering through here on their way to or from wherever they are going to and from from.  I saw a couple of cow moose the other day when I was on my way back to the field.  In an effort to not scare them away, I had drive slowly along on the other side of the trees, and then stand on the back of the truck to be able to see through a hole in the trees.  And then they stood and posed nicely.

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Feed Me

Annoying Human.  Why are you not feeding me?  You say I must pose first?  Fine.  Fall 2014 026_resize

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National Dog Day

It’s National Dog Day!  Apparently a day to serve your dog breakfast in bed, or take it on an extra long walk or give it ice cream or something.  And a day to donate to your local animal shelter or rescue organization, many of whom do great work in helping retrieve animals from abusive and unfortunate situations, and then rehabilitating and offering them a new and happy life.  Here’s mine, giving sad eyes that I told her to stay, so I could take a picture of her in a stationary pose, and also watching a cat cross the yard.  A cat she could not race after, since I was standing right there.

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