Wednesday, August 30, 2017

It made me happy




Last evening at the edge of dark, I closed the chickens up for the night, and walked alone down the path toward the tool shed, then past the empty little wild bunny's pen, all the while thinking and hoping...

and there it was, a small bunny with those familiar two tall ears, on the dam eating clover.♡  Oh, no doubt, it was the little wild bunny. He looked up as I walked closer then went right back to eating. 

Knowing he survived his first night back in the wild, I went back to the house happy.



Did not have the camera with me, but on the way back to the house saw the sky was a pretty red. Of course, by the time I got back with the camera the red had faded.

Since that dry spell in June, we've had more rain. It was a surprise to see tender green beans on the vines again.



plenty enough to cook for supper. More than anything else in the garden, we hate to see the tomatoes go. We are getting okra now and even a couple more eggplants...and friends, I made eggplant parmesan and it was delicious! Seriously!

I still talk about how Poppy and I almost divorced over my trying to make eggplant parmesan two summers ago. The recipe was new to me, and complicated. It called for crispy fried eggplant slices (which took forever), and then sauce made from scratch. I was hot and tired and it took me hours to make the stuff. When finally, we sat down at the table to eat, Poppy tasted it and said, eeew, what is this! I almost packed up and left. 

Anyhow, we lived through it!

Better get busy...and thank you for not deleting me and my blog! :)

Love,
Henny 





33 comments:

  1. Oh I am so happy, that you got to see your little bunny!!!!! Yes! He will make it.

    Now, if I could send you a bunch of our bunnies............. -chuckle- And if your bunny comes back to eat your flowers, next year........... -wink- That's what ours do!

    Beautiful sky, even though the brightest part has gone. This kind of photo is just as lovely, as a full sunset in all its glory. This kind of photo, is more cozy.

    Hooray for making the Eggplant Parm. I know, I never sent you, my husband's recipe. But it sounded so complicated... Well, to write down, that is..... -sigh- But you didn't need it! you found one, on your own, and it was great!

    Luna Crone

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  2. Good morning, dear friend! My oh my, what a stunning view of the sky! Thank you for sharing with us....it brought a sweet smile to my face.

    Have a wonderful day! Hugs!

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  3. I Love this egg plant story. It does make you mad when you are trying something new and it is difficult to accomplish. Love that it turned out better the second time.
    Love you bunches!

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  4. Hi Henny, so glad to read your bunny is safe. Goodness, that is quite the story about you and Poppy. I think most of us have a similar story of cooking for hours and the family doesn't like it or scoffs it down in 5 minutes. I know I do!
    Take care.
    Robin

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  5. Such good news about the bunny!
    I love the eggplant story. Did he eat it this time?

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  6. You're funny, Henny! So sweet and humble.
    Well, I am so glad the bunny can make her way in the wild.

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  7. I've had my own challenges with eggplant. It looks so big and useful, but I'm just not very good with it. Yay for the bunny, not only safe and sound but it looks like it's decided to stick around and be your neighbor.

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  8. I knew that sweet little bunny would be ok! Sure glad God allowed you to see him! LoL...too funny! My husband will eat just about anything but there are a few dishes, I've made, that he didn't like. Funny thing...I didn't care for them either!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  9. It's good to know the little wild bunny is settling into the wilderness okay. I bet he will be adopted by a wild bunny family and live a long and happy life with you to thank for it. Now there's another really great story for you along with the little fat mouse caught in the fence that you rescued. You need to hook up with a writer and illustrator and get some kid's book in the pipeline. Jerri Landers from Hopalong Hollow Gazette would be perfect!

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  10. I'm glad to hear about the bunny

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  11. Hi Henny, we had a very warm day yesterday but today has been grey, raining and chilly!! I can see signs of autumn in the garden. Henny I found your ma's salmon loaf in the Watkins cookery book, please can you tell me what she would serve it with. I am going to try it at the weekend :) Best wishes xx

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    1. Thank you! You know, I cannot remember what we had with the salmon loaf, but I remember that I liked it. When mama fried salmon patties, we always had macaroni and cheese and pinto beans. We may have had that with the salmon loaf. Hope it turns out good for you.

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    2. Thank you, I will let you know when I make it! :) xx

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  12. Thrilled to hear that your wild little bunny is doing well. I love to see the beautiful red skies at night.

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  13. Oh so happy to hear that you saw the bunny and that he is doing well.
    The eggplant you describe sounds delicious. I make it like that all the time but just use sauce from a jar.
    I think people either love eggplant or don't like it at all. It does have its own flavor.

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  14. Ha! ha! We've had a few experiences like your egg plant story at our house too! I can relate. Glad bunny is doing well.

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    1. Thank you Lynn. Glad to know it's not just me. :)

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  15. Oh good!! Your bunny is hanging around the "home place". What a relief for you to see he's doing okay.
    I've never tried eggplant nor eggplant parmesan. Somehow I don't think my DH would eat it. He's come a long way in trying different foods but eggplant doesn't seem like it would get eaten.

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  16. diane in northern wisAugust 30, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    Oh Henny....I would NEVER delete you and your blog. It's always so entertaining...so glad you saw your bunny and that the eggplant was a success! Good for you. Hope to see you back here again soon!!!

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  17. I'm so happy to hear about the little bunny!

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  18. YAY...the bunny made it! I had a good laugh over your almost-divorce story. We like to say around here that divorce is not an option, but murder is!

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  19. Hey Henny! I am so happy you saw your bunny! You gave that little baby so much love I don't see how it could leave. Your place is so lovely right now, I just love the late summer/early fall. My beans didn't do good this year, but now I have the beautiful scarlet flowers, so I might try some fall plants to see how that goes. Have a Happy Labor Day weekend, enjoy yourself! Love Terry

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    1. Thank you Terry! Hope you have a good weekend!

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  20. Our eggplants gave up the fight early in the season, I don't know why the plants didn't take off at all. However, I bought two small eggplants at the farmers market yesterday....I think I shall make Eggplant Rollatini, which is one of my favorite ways to eat eggplant.

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  21. I needed that laugh...sometimes, I find, the simpler recipes are the tastiest for the men in our lives....not sure what that says about the men, but I'm laughing !

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  22. I'm just like you and animals. I tend to worry too much. Just have to remember "His Eye is on the Sparrow" Enjoy the Fall season.

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  23. I am so happy for wild bunny. :-)
    We are eating eggplant too. One of our favorite dishes to make with it is eggplant Parmesan. You are right, its not a fast recipe.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  24. Hooray for the little wild bunny and his first night of freedom. With all the tasty things in your yard, I think he will have a good life.
    I'm glad to hear you haven't given up on eggplant. There are some good recipes out there that aren't complicated.

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  25. Oh, how sweet that you got to see the bunny!

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