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6 Years Old

It just doesn’t seem possible that Wylie is 6 years old!!  I always bake him a “cake” and of course there are presents.  This year I decided to make “cupcakes”.  Following a basic meatloaf recipe, his cupcake was made of elk, carrots, and spinach.   A cupcake wouldn’t be complete without frosting.  Wylie’s frosting is plain mashed potatoes (no salt or butter).  Happy Birthday, Wylie❤️

Patiently waiting

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Happy 5th Birthday Wylie

Happy Birthday Wylie!!!

I have help making Wylie’s birthday “cake”, buffalo patties with rice, spinach and carrots, “frosted” with mashed potatoes.  DSC02793DSC02801

Did someone take a bite out while I wasn’t looking?

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One of the largest Cottonwood Trees in Kansas

This is one of the largest cottonwood trees in Kansas.  It is located in El Dorado.  Pioneers used the cottonwood as building materials for cabins.  It was not the preferred wood as it is soft, weak, and porous.  It was chosen only when other sturdy woods were unavailable.  They reproduce from the “cotton” that the Kansas winds blow around like snow in the early summer.  Cottonwoods grow rapidly in ideal conditions, reaching 100 feet in 15 years.

Where’s Wylie????? (Look closely)

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Can quite reach far enough.  I love those tree huggers:)

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Still Winter

Someone heard what the forecast for today was and didn't want to get up.

Someone heard what the forecast for today was and didn’t want to get up.

William and Bill are warm and dry waiting for breakfast.

William and Bill are warm and dry waiting for breakfast.

Champ is always first in line for a meal.

Champ is always first in line for a meal.

The chickens won't go outside until the snow stops. Hilda is in detention again, little broody girl!  I let her out daily for a little while. Put her out in the garden  for a dust bath when it was so nice Tuesday.

The chickens won’t go outside until it stops snowing. Hilda is in detention again, little broody girl! I let her out daily for a little while. Put her out in the garden for a dust bath when it was so nice Tuesday.

Wylie did finally get up. He likes doing chores in the Ranger.

Wylie did finally get up. He likes doing chores in the Ranger.

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The snowflakes are so big and beautiful, but it is awful windy. This is the view I like-inside looking out.

The snowflakes are so big and beautiful, but it is awful windy. This is the view I like-inside looking out.

Dog Days of Winter?

Kansas sunrise with double sundogs.  I would much rather have the "dog days of summer" than winter!  I guess it's mother nature's way of showing us the beauty in the 12 inches of snow.

Kansas sunrise with double sundogs. I would much rather have the “dog days of summer” than winter! I guess it’s mother nature’s way of showing us the beauty in the 12 inches of snow.

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It was an adventure doing chores.  The horses, goats and chickens tolerated the heavy snow, blowing winds and sub zero temperatures, well maybe with the exception of....

It was an adventure doing chores. Everyone –  horses, goats and chickens tolerated the heavy snow, blowing winds and sub-zero temperatures, well maybe with the exception of….

Wylie, the snow was deeper than he is and if there wasn't a path to follow he had to be carried.  His little feet get so cold that he will just stop, sit and raise his paw, that's a sign for me to come back and carry him.

Wylie, the snow was deeper than he is and if there wasn’t a path to follow he had to be carried. His little feet get so cold that he will just stop, sit and raise his paw, that’s a sign for me to come back and carry him.

Wylie is 3

It doesn’t seem possible that Wylie is 3. He is such a wonderful companion and has added so much to our family. He enjoyed is lamb and rice “cake” with mashed potato “frosting”.

Happy Birthday Wylie

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