Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ranger says that TODAY is National DOG Day...

Well WHAT THE HECK IS THAT ABOUT?????    WE thought that EVERY DAY was DAWG DAY..
The other day..... Mini S   (Chef Sasha's Mini)  told about how she tried her Paw at planting and growing and picking her own Snacks...          She did a FABULOUS job of it too!!!!    She doesn't care fur MILKBONES...  so she planted a Different Variety of Snacks...  TEDDY BEARs.    OMD she had a BUMPER crop... and there are STILL more coming on.    

So anyway I thought that I should check OUR MILKBONE crop.. and see how it was coming...  

 OMD   they are hanging in CLUSTERS...      THIS is gonna be a GRRRREAT year..   YEP there are SOME already RIPE...  
 You gotta pick them at just the  PAWfect time...  
 And be CAREFUL not to Bruise or Chomp them..         OMD......    ERNIE..... hurry up.... get that Other BUCKET...   this one is FULL already...     Here you go Frankie.... WHAT are we gonna do with all of these?   They will spoil before we can eat 87 of them.   
 Mini S asked about that also.       What do you do keep them fur the cold dark Snowy winter?    You CAN them..          Here's How...      Wash the jars and make SURE there are no Squirrel hairs in them..    THEN you take the NICEST ones.. and you Carefully put them in the Jars and put the tops on.  
You must let them sit fur at LEAST 87 hours to SEAL...  that is what keeps the Squirrels OUTTA them in the long storage time.       Once they are SEALED (87 hours later)   you simply store them on the shelves until you need them.    No refrigeration required...         How long will they "KEEP" and be safe to eat?       87 Days... is the recommended Maximum time.    BUTT ours never last more than that.    Just sayin.  

39 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

ohhhhhh we need one of those trees - do you ever get seeds on it - can we have some :)

Madi and Mom said...

OMDs you have biscuits growing in your garden too. That must be some well fertilized soil! Thank goodness you have squirrel proof
biscuit canning jars.
Hugs madi your bfff

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Well thank dogness mum had plenty preserving jars around for your BUMPER crop!!! Winter foodables looking good. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Molly The Wally said...

Wow that is a bumper crop of milk bones and what better way to celebrate National Dog Day. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Oz theTerrier said...

WOW! Your Milkbone crop is coming in very nicely. You should have plenty to can for the winter! Lucky dawgs. Happy Tuesday.
Oz

Bouncing Bertie said...

Yes Frankie, we had the same question. Every day is National Dog Day in my neck of the woods.
Those treat crops are doing just splendidly. Oh if only Gail had talents like your Mom...
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

stellaroselong said...

Oh OUR mom tried to can our treats once and they ended up stuck on the ceiling....no wait that was a crop of green beans.................stella rose

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Oooh National Dog Day sounds fun for even little piggies! Yum yum. Hope you have been well, we've missed you!

Julie said...

I wants one of those trees, can you send some seeds to Mum ?
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh me was so worried that the wind storm you had swept away this year's crop! Butt instead...it multiplied! Bring on some more wind {and blow a few of the seeds to Florida).

Linda & Cinnamon said...

Wow,
Those biscuits sure look good.
How do you get them to grow so big?
Must make a trip to the doggie center and see if I can get some here before winter comes.

xo Cinnamon

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my goodness you are killing us. Hilarious
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

Casey said...

I want to try growing milkybones, but Momma has a black thumb and I have NO thumbs, so I don't know how well it would work.

Murphy said...

What a great crop you have this year? Are they organic? Do you use fertilizer?

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley
Mayorz For All Paws
"Use Your Noodle & Vote For A Doodle!"

Miley's Daily Scoop said...

We need one of those trees!!! Happy National Dog Day!!

speedyrabbit said...

nice tree!Happy National Dog Day!xx Speedy

Sarge said...

Hey FnE!
Wow, it's another super crop this year for your milkbone tree! OMD canning them is a great way to make the yummers last all winter. Happy National Dog Day to you both!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

Scout and Axel said...

is this where the line forms for those milkbone seeds? we just gots to have one! Happy National Dog Day!!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Looks like your crop is doing pawsome this year!

Ruby said...

OMD, that is WAY more than last year guys!!!! Did you use a new compost??? I hears bunny poops make FABulous fertilizers!! I bets that's it huh? Your bunny pal probably came in the middle of the night and pooped all overs your plants so you could have this most amazin' bumper crop!!
Nice bunnies...
Nows, how can I gets my paws on one of these??! And, can Ma kill it??? Ma kills everythings!
Just sayin'...
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Idaho PugRanch said...

We really must try growing some of those! Great you have enough to stock up for the winter
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We must agree that every day should be Dog Day!!! As for what to do with all those treats - no need to can, just send them here - we can take care of 87 gazillion or more in no time at all")

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Chef Sasha said...

Wow you guys have green paws for sure. Thank you for the canning lesson. It is just in time,cause I have so many growing and I don't want to waste them. I saw some squirrels peaking in the window, so I have to get them safe. Thanks you guys and I am glad you got such a good crop again.

Love Sasha

sprinkles said...

I didn't realize until just a little bit ago that today is national dog day. I will have to do something special for my boys when I get home.

Frank The Tank said...

What a HUGE crop you have grown! BOL! I just love to see you boys gardening, you sure are great at preserving your milk bone harvest for the long 87 days or so of winter! Great job! Love and Licks from your furiend Frank XxxxxxxxX

Murray's Mouth said...

OMD what a lucky pup you are!!!

Mitch and Molly said...

We NEED to plant a milkbone tree! Next year for sure! Happy National Dog Day, Frankie and Ernie!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That' s huge crop! You're going to be enjoying those FRESH, NATURAL Milkbones for days to come.

We don't think they work too well in our climate...to dry.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I wish I had your Mind!!! Frankie and Ernie!!! So cute!!!!
We compost so we get a lot of volunteers. All our Tomatoes this year are volunteers....
Thanks so much for your visit!!!

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

We thought every day was National Dog Day too. Love your crop

Whitley Westie said...

Dose trees is makin me hungry!

Dory and the Mama said...

OMD...you have to let them sit for 87 hours???!!! We don't know if we could wait that long!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

The Life of Riley said...

I love your milk bone tree. Do you think if I buried one of my bones in the garden I'd be able to grow a tree like yours? Oh... I just forgot I can't leave food alone for more than a few minutes!

Woofs,
Riley

Ranger said...

OMD….. I want a milkbone tree. Dat is super cool. I'm off to tell Mom all about it.
Thanks,
Ranger

C.L.W.STEP said...

We love this! I wonder if the Evil Squirrel Cartel would be interested in stealing these?

Sagira said...

You guys should set up a booth next year at Wagfest and sell some of your Milkbone crop. :)

Millie and Walter said...

One of these years we have to get our dad to plant one of those trees.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello frankie and ernie its dennis the vizsla dog hay wot??? it wuz nashunal dog day and mama and dada did not eeven git me a kard or a milk bone bush of my verry own??? i may hav to go on strike or sumthing!!! thank yoo for bringing this kriminal oversite to my attenshun!!! ok bye

marley said...

Haz to git me one of dem Frankie my pal and plant it in I garden….den keep Lola away from it…her be nommin on em befaw day is ripe….