We had afternoon coffee at the neighbors the other day. I tried out a new muffin recipe on them..they were the guinea pigs. I asked them to please tell me the truth..if the new recipe sucked we could just pitch them out for the turkeys .
These are male turkeys..I have no idea if they are Jakes ( yearling turkeys) or Toms (more than one year old). I wanted to show you their beards..which is the hair like tuft that protrudes from the center of their chest..and those spurs..the Indians used to make arrows from them. I took this photo out of the window.
Dave feeds the turkeys and the deer year round. While we had coffee and goodies, the turkeys and the deer did a dance..the deer came out of the woods one by one..then a few minutes later here came the turkeys. The deer chased the turkeys off, but as soon as the deer left the turkeys came back..until the deer showed up again.
I do not approve of feeding deer..it bunches them up and they can spread disease in feeding areas through their saliva. We do not feed the deer at our house..unless you count the bird feeders that are sometimes emptied during the night. Many silver hairs in this area feed the deer..I have heard “Oh we just like watching them” it must be one of those rites of the ageing.
Oh ya the muffins were a hit. It was just a regular bran muffin recipe that I added tart unsweetened dried cherries to. It seems I ordered 10 pounds of tart unsweetened dried cherries when I should have ordered sweetened ones. Next I am going to try them in brownies. We like dried cherries..the bing cherries I dried in the dehydrator are ok..and the small packages I purchased in town are fantastic..but these unsweetened dried ones will really pucker you up. Lesson learned ..or it will be by the time I get ten pounds of them baked into something.
Just so you know, I won some kind of lottery..I am not sure how many Euros make a million dollars..but I think I have several million, at least that is what the email said.
We have been chosen once again to be a Nielson TV Rating household. This is the third time we have been chosen..they must have my number..either that or they don’t really believe that someone can have the TV turned to the weather channel and watch it off and on all day long.
Now for a delicate subject. Word verification..you know those pesky little words that make no sense what so ever? Blogger has a new spam filter..a good one..the word verification is obsolete…it is just a pain in the butt. Furthermore there are people that insist on using it plus they also moderate comments..what is up with that? Why would you use both? ( I do moderate comments on posts that are more than three days old.) I am trying to understand..I find it really irritating to type and sometimes retype a word to leave a comment. So sometimes I do not leave you a comment. GO ahead be daring..try going naked..without the word verification..and see what happens ..if you are inundated by spam then you can always turn the word verification back on:)
****** My daughter the English Professor just pointed out that I should have told you how to go about turning off your word verification. OK.. Go to your Dashboard> Find the blog that you want to change the settings on>click on Settings>then Comments>scroll down to Comment Moderation and make your choice>scroll down to Word Verification and chose no> SAVE YOUR SETTINGS! Then you are done:)