Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bagels, skunks and rain

Today I had a craving for bagels so I thought I'd make some.  I haven't made bagels in years.  As you can see from the picture they were pretty sorry looking bagels but it didn't stop my family from eating them.  They rose too much and turned out flat.  Oh well, I'm trying a different recipe.  This one takes 2 days to make and the dough is in the refrigerator now. 
Before our dinner of bagels we took the dogs down to the river.  We were there no more than 5 minutes when I heard a squeak and Rosie came running out of the tall grass with foam coming from her mouth.  A strong smell met me before Rosie even got close.  Lex also had a foaming mouth but I didn't smell skunk on him.  Maybe the smell of Rosie made him drool.  Keri, the puppy, was untouched but kept jumping to bite on their mouths.  They'll all be spending the night outdoors which is making them very unhappy. 

We got some rain this evening which was really nice.  We've been so dry here and we're thankful for every drop.  James said we got 2 1/2 inches.  We were sitting on the front porch when the rain came.  A stray chicken joined us.  Chickens don't normally get too upset by rain but I think the lightning and thunder scared her.  It was getting dark too.  I picked her up and she squawked but then relaxed as I stroked her feathers.  I put her down and she kept returning for more attention.  "She" might possibly be a "he".
The donkeys hadn't made it back to their barn before the rain hit either so they huddled nearby under a cedar tree.  They didn't look very comfortable.

1 comment:

  1. Ugh. I feel for ya on the skunk. I think you really did jinx yourself when you commented about our Henry getting that skunk a few weeks back. Now I have to be careful. My luck, he'll get another! :)