Thursday, August 26, 2010

My dogs are happy! I have a work friend that also is a farmer and every now and again he asks me if I want some livers that he has in his freezer or if he just has slaughtered an animal fresh in his fridge. He doesn´t like liver that much so he never knows what to do with them. Sohe gives them to my dogs instead :-) So all yesterday evening I boiled and grinded three very  big livers. My dogs gets crazy already when I bring out the bag from my car :-) :-) :-)

These keep their colors if dried. Many of us have one or two of these at home as decoration :-)

Sometimes I buy kidneys and does the same with them for my dogs (kidneys isn´t something that I´m to fond of and the livers that my dogs gets are usually from older animals so they can taste a bit sharp). But it smells awful when boiling kidneys. It smells like someone has peed all over my kitchen :-) But my dogs loves it so I buy some now and again.I then mix the grinded liver/kidney with the food and it doesn´t matter if one of my dosg would be sick, they will eat it anyway :-) :-)

I almost overslept this morning. We had had a power failure last night so my electric clock didnt work. But I had for some reason set my other clock to ring wich I usually never do otherwise. It would have been nice to sleep an hour or two more this morning :-) :-) But I will be able to sleep an hour or two more tomorrow morning. I have gotten an appointment with the specialist on rheumatic diseases on September 7. So tomorrow they will take a lot of my blood and make tests on it.

Do You remember when I accidently cut of a couple of vines of a clematis I have and took cuttings from it? Now they have roots. It took a while longer than I had thought but it worked anyway. I have also checked that the kernels from those Donut peaches have seeds in them, so soon I´ll sow them in moist paper towels, put it in a plastic bag and then in to the fridge. With a bit of luck will they germinate within a month or so.

Now I feel that it´s time for a cup of tea and then I´ll read some chapters in the first Harry potter book.
Have a great day now!

These are some of the cuttings I made from the clematis vine I accidentally cut of. I removed the plastic bag that I had around the pot to fast, so the new leafs dried. I didn´t think I needed that plastic any more since it´s been raining all the time here.

The new roots are doing great, so now I have planted the cuttings in separate pots.


caryn said...

HI Christer
My cats and dogs always knew it was Thanksgiving because they got the turkey livers and other parts that come inside. They would hang around the stove while I boiled them up. It was their special holiday meal. The kitchen always smelled of turkey and stuffing so there was no room for the bad smells from the innards. If I were doing just livers for the dogs, I would boil them outside on the grill or camp stove.

I put my houseplants outside on the wall so they could get watered by Mother Nature yesterday. Even though we were having a Northeaster, she was kind and didn't blow them over.
Have a great day.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Caryn!
I do like the smell from boiling liver :-) But my dogs loves it :-) :-)

I have my orchids and three other houseplants outside and that´s all houseplants I have except for three cactuses that I´m afraid of moving :-) :-) It´s so har and painful to get those thorns out of the skin :-)

Have a great day now!

Anonymous said...

I keep the giblets now from our Chicken Roasters which we often have as a family dinner on weekends. The ferral family out back will fight to their death to get a taste of the giblets I boil for them. There is never enough, of course, and they sit by the stoop and lick their chops afterwards. Happy Kitties! I bet your dogs do the same. The clippings and root systems look very good, nice photos of each. They should do well. Really nice post today Christer. Enjoy your tea!

Sharlene T. said...

Lucky, lucky, dogs... I don't care for the kidneys, either, and my little Angel loves them... BUT, I love the livers (Oh, and the heart) so I don't really share those... lots of beautiful mushroom pix, today... you must be the mushroom capital of the world!... they're so pretty -- are they all edible? Love the deco one... look forward to your next visit... have a great day and enjoy your tea...

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Glad your dogs enjoy the liver and kidneys because those are things I would never try. When you described the smell from boiling it did not seem appealing to even give them to pets. You are a good master, Christer, to take such good care of them.

I took a couple of pictures of the mushrooms in the tomatoes, but they had nearly dried up. And when cutting the lawn I saw a few more, but couldn't go to get a camera so maybe they will still be there tommorrow, if I didn't cut them all.
Enjoy the reading and tea!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
I seldome buy a whole chicken myself, but if I had the giblets would go to my dogs. I can imagine how much Your feral cats likes them :-) My cats shows no interest in the liver at all, they are already to spoiled :-) :-)

The cuttings do have a nice root system, but I´m dissapointed in myself removing the plastic to fast. Now they have to start all over again making new vines.

Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Sharlene!
I´m lucky to get these livers so I don´t have to buy kidneys :-) :-) I do love liver too, but since this comes from older animals the taste can be a bit sharp. So I give them all to my dogs. I have four livers in my freezer too just waiting to be boiled :-)

I don´t think anyone of thése mushrooms are edible, but I´m not sure about the 4th and 9th photo counted from the bottom. I think that the fourth from the bottom is what we call a Herring mushroom and they are edible and very tasty if You like herring :-)

I always visit!
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Beatrice!
I really like liver, but kidneys nah. There are better things to eat :-)

It is amazing how many different mushrooms there are! There are lots that we never see with our eyes too :-) I have plenty of them in my garden too and they always comes back when I cut them down with the lawn mower :-) :-)

Have a great day now!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Do not feel bad Christer, I forget everything anymore. With 19 grandchldren, its a wonder I remember their poor little names!!

I loved your pictures! That large mushroom just seems unreal. Common to you but to me ..just amazing!
I love the moss on everything..and the could almost imagine tiny Fairy's living among the woods..


NOT so keen on the long mushroom...that resembles a body?
Nope...not crazy about that one!!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
I think that having 19 grandchildren helps the brain staying alert :-)

No one likes the Corpse mushroom, except for the flies they just loves it :-)

Have a great day now!