This morning early, our beloved bunny Muz had passed away. For about a day or so, he began to show some signs that he was sick, it sounded like a cold or something...we made sure that he was kept warm and had plenty of water, but then the following day he stopped eating...I tried gently to feed him but he was just so weak...he did come to me when I called his name...but just laid his head down. we couldnt' figure out what happened. We had Muz going on 5 years. .... so sad.
We just get so attached these lil' creatures...they become part of our family. We spent most of our day (when we weren't working) sorta feeling sad.
Well just wanted you all to know... its funny....just after I wrote about our little friend back on February the 14th.
This old recipe was developed around 1918 during World War I to compensate for shortages of milk, butter, and eggs-- its milkless, butterless and eggless. What a treat for someone allergic to dairy products or eggs! And one of the best parts of this dark, heavy cake is that you mix it all in one pan--no fuss and hardly anything to wash.
2 C. brown sugar
2 C. hot water
2 teasp. shortening
1/2 to 3/4 C. raisins
1 teaspoon each of salt, cinnamon, and cloves
3 C. flour
1 teasp. baking soda, dissolved in hot water, Couple of teaspoons hot water for dissolving baking soda
Mix brown sugar, 2 cups of hot water, and shortening in a medium-size saucepan. Add raisins and salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Mix and boil for 5 minutes after it first bubbles. Remove from stove. Let cool completely (very important!)
After cooling, add flour and baking soda. Mix well. Pour into a greased tube pan and bake for 1 hour at 350 to 375 degrees.
It would be wonderful to sleep in tomorrow however I must go into work. We had too many days off for ice, snow, cold. Aw well.. its good to work.
Boy- when Spring rolls around we really need to get outside and clear out dead plants, and decide what we should do with our front yard. I have very old (rotted out) landscape timber to replace. We thought last year of replacing it...but it never got done. We're gonna have to decide on replacing it with landscape timber or brick or stone. The deciding factor will be the price.
After church today, we shopped for groceries... after putting away everything...I was tired. Slept almost 2 hrs. I must of needed the rest.
Well better get up from here and get ready for my work day on monday. I have to be there pretty early in the morning.
I cannot decide which plants I would like in our garden this year. I do know this...if you want to keep japanese beetles outta your garden plant some catnip plants. It works! I'm not kidding. I planted a bush directly in with my veggies...and it kept the pests away. Just wanted to throw in some advice.
Have a good evening and for those of you that have a day off Enjoy!
Feb 14, 2009 | 8:58 AM PST
, French Lop
On my avatar you'll see a pic of our bunny Muzzy, ....he's very sweet, and lovable...he stays in a heated hutch (for winter) and its cooled in (summer)...he keeps to himself...not worried about a popularity contest...no not he! He's satisfied...munching on empty paper towel rolls, eating bananas, lettuce, apples, ...not sure what else....and a diet of bunny kibble. For exercise he runs and kicks up his heels in our garage....and he'll sit real still to get in some loving hugs.... he such a sweetie pie.... our muzzy. Breed: French Lop
Yesterday, the school kids celebrated with a pre-valentines day party... by the time I get them in my class... they are on a sugar high. Its hard to get them to settle down. Anyway... this got me to thinking...when I was in school from the 60's through the 70's... I don't remember having tons of parties at school. Now it seems they celebrate anything & everything. Valentines day back then, we made large envelopes to hang on the front of our desks to drop in a card...and maybe the teachers would provide a tiny snack of some sort. Birthdays were celebrated...the birthday person brought in cupcakes...and most of the time they were homemade! I know, so many things have changed since then.
.....just some thoughts....
Well, time to get ready to do errands and hubby says we are eating out...sounds like a plan.... Have a blessed day everyone! :)
I'm hearing a Cardinal outside just singing up a storm! In the past few days I've heard the chirps and singing of Robins too...what a nice reminder that Spring isn't too far away.
In my class at school, the kids were busy building with legos and one happened to notice a ladybug just crawling around the table. They screamed, Miss. Mary!, there's a bug over here, come quick!! As I walked up to the table, and offered my hand to the little bug...the kids just looked at me...how can you let a bug crawl around on your hand? Oh, I don't mind at all.. this one little girl was actually frightened of this little creature..she kept saying....don't ladybugs bite? They don't bite I said. They are a gardener's friend. They eat the harmful bugs that try to destroy plants. She wasn't convinced. :)
I enjoy my work with the kids. They are a lot of fun.
I'm happy to be back on the garden guide forum. I have kept myself busy over the summer months. One is I started my own little business.. of making my own soy candles. I also make my own natural herbal soaps as well, I had been looking for a facial soap that wouldn't dry out my skin and cause redness, so the herbal soaps are an answer to my prayer.
BTW...if anyone was wondering about my Father-in-law....yes he is doing better...and went to work almost immediately. So this is good.
I've missed you all! And especially now since Spring is "trying" to come around the corner! I have noticed some little green leaves and stems popping up from the cold frozen ground. Amazing.
With the rise in prices at the grocery store.... we are planning to expand on our garden. This past summer's heat was just so trying on the plants....we tried hard to get everything to grow...but it just didn't work. Even my brother's garden failed in some areas, which actually made me feel a little better.
Is anyone doing a seed swap on this forum?
I'm just sooooo tired of all the cold temps and snow...although we didn't have as much as other's did....and it IS SNOWING again out there!!!! yikes.... *it doesn't seem to be snowing now*...I just looked out the window. GOOD. Maybe it will stay away for good.
Well, hope to hear from you guys and gals... Have a blessed weekend and Happy Valentines Day!