a February 5th, 2011

  1. Chase/Magic Daughter’s First Major – Photo

    February 5, 2011 by myeye

    Here is Ali’s photo from her Portland win.  It was four points — we’re very proud of this striking girl.  Look at that smile on Paula’s face — kind of says it all!

    Wellshire Queen of Hearts “Ali”

  2. Smooch On Track

    February 5, 2011 by myeye

    Today little Smoocher had her first tracking lesson.  DeAnn reports that the puppy put her nose down and followed the scent.  Good puppy!  She’ll be a fine tracking dog.

    She’s on the track

    Yep!  That smell is right here!

  3. Bring on the Company

    February 5, 2011 by myeye

    We warmed up the meat grinder again today and stocked up provisions for the soon-to-be-visiting relatives.  Today’s concoction includes broccoli, carrots, beets (tops and all), garlic, meat from pork necks, chicken hearts/gizzards, and chicken thighs (great sale at Smiths Foods).  The hearts and gizzards cost only $.22/pound and the pork and chicken thighs were $.99/pound.  As always, the cost of the veggies is negligible.  This batch was 16-1/2 pounds of Happy Meals — Elyan style.  Cost of these meals — $15 for 16.5 pounds — pretty reasonable?

    Piled up in the big tub

    Six pound bags for when company’s here (two nights for seven dogs); smaller bags for when company goes home.