Wednesday, October 29, 2008

WW - Fall Fun

Last Thursday, I wanted Molly to see a sunset. So we ate dinner and got in the car for the 15 minute trip to the big lake. Unfortunately, it was too cloudy to see the sun at that point, so we didn't see what we came for. But we had fun talking about the lake and waving goodnight to grandma and grandpa to the south. Molly was, however, QUITE upset that the swings were no longer up. I tried to explain that, once the snow fences go up, the swings come down. No dice. Saturday, we went to "help" make apple butter at a friend's family farm. We did more watching than helping, but you know how it is when you don't want to be in the way? It was pretty cool, and we got some product for our presence.

Incidentally, making apple butter takes a long time. You have to boil cider down for several hours, then cook the apples separately (basically making applesauce in mass quantities), stirring constantly. The apples cooked for basically 6 hours before the cider was added back in, a bit at a time.

There was fun to be had in the corn crib while waiting. The girls were making "corn soup".

Lastly, take the mixture off the heat, add in sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. And lots of it.

Then back home Sunday for some relaxing and torturing of the kitties. Honestly, how many cats tolerate having costumes on? Do you see the death grip husband has to have on this one?

I got lucky and caught Scooter just waking up...she didn't fight it too much. But as you can see, she's clearly thinking, "I am SO going to poop stain this chick's side of the bed tonight."


Kat said...

Wow! Great pics! I love it. The lake pictures are fabulous. And I love the look on that last kitty's face. Too funny. :)

Kimberly said...

Great pictures. I love the cat costumes. So funny!

Happy WW!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Cats in costumes? You are one very brave lady.

Awesome pictures, hon!