Humble Dog and I

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We live on a farm with many animals including our dogs, cats and chickens. On this blog you will see our food creations, gardening, beekeeping, wine and beer making, and beginner Astronomy. We really appreciate all the support from our readers.
Our Dogs @ the new place

Our Dogs @ the new place

Last time we went to our new place we brought our dogs with us for the first time! They really enjoyed it on the way up so many new things to look at and smell! It was Tao Dogs first time any wheres but at out place in the Fraser Valley..he did super awesome up there too. We are so proud of him When it came to them exploring around the house they loved looking and smelling each new room, but still liked to hang out with us in the kitchen like they do when we are at home. Mr Dog really enjoyed being close to us when we were taking down the walls, so much so that we had to tell him that he had to get out of the way a few times..there are a lot of neighbors on our block with dogs. So one of the first things we have to do is to build a dog run for our pups. We hope to introduce our pack to everyone on the block too eventually! Here is our Darwin Dog. He sits with us in the cab of our truck when we travel. On our way back he sat on my lap the whole way and fell asleep! What a cutie On our first day we went to buy dog food for the pups as we forgot to bring some up from our other place. They really liked the new food! Mr Dog hanging out! Tao Dog getting some belly rubs! Here is Mr Dog again wanting to help Darwin Tao Dog Here is Humble Dog relaxing...
Starting Open Concept

Starting Open Concept

After our closing dates passed and we officially became home owners, we had our first trip up there and started to demos! We want an open concept living room/kitchen so the first step is to take off all the wooden paneling and drywall to expose the main posts. Then we have to get an engineer in to give advice on how we can continue to make the space clear with no...
On an Adventure

On an Adventure

After years of looking in the housing market we found a house in the BC Cariboo to buy. We are doing full renovations to it and fixing it up a bit at a time. It sure is a wonderful place so pretty with lots of snowy treed hills and big skies. We live in a valley where there is a lot of cattle farms that remind us of our place in the Fraser Valley. Our neighborhood is very friendly and we think we will really enjoy living there! Right now there is still snow on the ground out that way and after a fall I had to remind myself to be careful of ice in the driveway..something we don’t really experience in the Fraser Valley so much as the snow doesn’t last quite as long. We have already started to do demos and last time we went up we brought our dogs! They love it up there just as much as we do! Tao dog didn’t want to leave when it was time to come back to our second home. Here are some scenic photos of our drive up and the view from our deck.             Our view from our...
Cream Cheese California Rolls

Cream Cheese California Rolls

We sure do enjoy our sushi around here and lately we have been experimenting with different kinds of rolls to make! We had some cream cheese left over from our last sushi night so we decided to mix the regular California Roll filling we make with some of the cheese! They turned out super delicious and wow we will be making them like that again! Lets...
Rye Nut Bread and Squash Soup

Rye Nut Bread and Squash Soup

It is winter and time for comfort foods like this delicious Squash soup Morgyn made for the first time! Wow was it ever delicious! She also made a wonderful walnut and Rye bread loaf to dip into the soup. It was a great...
December Meals Teaser

December Meals Teaser

We’ve been pretty busy in the kitchen this month! Our latest few dinners have been Spaghetti and meatballs, as well as Deluxe Sandwiches and home made Tacos! Enjoy these...
Harvesting @Dadspeppers

Harvesting @Dadspeppers

Here at @DadsPeppers harvesting has been going on everyday since the last days of Summer! Our greenhouse provides warmth and dryness for our still growing pepper plants. Every day we get to go out and pick a little bit more peppers that we have been drying, pickling, and eating daily with our meals! I must tell you all my heat tolerance is getting better and now I can handle the heat of Jalapeno’s, Habanero Jellies and yesterday Morgyn snuck in a bit of Ghost pepper powder in our meal 😉 It was great! I really can’t go without spice on my plate now! Here are some photos of us preparing some...
Breakfast Egg Wraps

Breakfast Egg Wraps

It is wet, and we are suppose to have this stormy weather for the next few days..yes it is here, the rainy season! This is when I look forward to the snow that arrives in the next few months! Rain can be so dreary but at least it sounds nice! Luckily for our peppers they are still doing great inside the greenhouse! It is pretty crazy that it is almost December and our pepper plants are still growing in the greenhouse! At this rate we will have fresh peppers all winter too! On cold wet days like this we like to have warming meals like these egg...
Tri Tip Fall Dinner Party

Tri Tip Fall Dinner Party

We treated a few of our friends to a smoked tri tip we did. We put it on the smoker and brought it over the next day after it was done smoking. They made some delicious sides! Nothing beats home cooked meals with friends and family! We harvested the Horse Radish from our yard for the dinner party, and made a delicious Chimi Churri Sauce as well.. Enjoy the photos.....
Making Cherry Wine

Making Cherry Wine

It has been hot here in Vancouver BC for the last week or two that is for sure! Even though Summer hasn’t officially arrived it has on our thermostats! According to the thermostat on our chicken coop it has reached 30C and above and holy smokes is it nice to have A/C in our living room! Being outside mind you is like living in some tropical place that is for sure! We have to go outside to water our peppers and flowers, and now we have things in our pea bed as well! We have a few squash and pumpkins growing in it, a few Cesar beans, and some different varieties of peas such as purple cow peas and sweet shelling peas. Our plants over all are doing quite well, had a bit of aphids on our Borage but I sprayed it and then cut off the damaged ends. Morgyn installed a hose for me to water my plants out in front and she has a nice new wand for her hose as well for the peppers. We also bought some tomato plants so we can do some tomato sauce again this fall. Everyone’s plants are producing flowers and fruit these days, our friends and family tell and show photos of their pretty flowers and awesome vegetables they are growing. It is really amazing this year the things people have in their gardens! Our friends in town have a few fruit trees and asked us if we’d like to come and pick some cherries! We of course thought of all the things we could do with them then an...
Fall Honey Harvest 2015

Fall Honey Harvest 2015

It has been since last year around this time that we went into our hives! We are pretty sure we have 2 colonies 5 Supers deep and judging by how Morgyn didn’t even have to use the bee smoker on them the bees have a very pleasant demeanor! We took 2 frames of honey, not as many as last year but since it is coming up to colder weather a bit sooner this time of year we want our bees to do well over the winter with enough honey stores. It sure smelled delicious in the air with the honey in the hives. Our bees are black bees kind of interesting looking because when we bought our first bees they were yellow and quite larger. It’s been a few years now since we’ve had them now, after a few hive splits and new Queens we have more wild bees now than other bees. Morgyn was excited to go into the hive, she got her gear on and just went out there and started slowly taking off the top of the hive, she assessed the bees and how they were doing after not going into the hive all summer and it seemed like it was smooth sailing! We tried some of the honey, it was delicious! You can really taste the wildflowers that we grew this year and it was a darker honey which means lots more flavour!  ...

Tao Got His Pilots Lisence

Tao dog recently got his pilot’s licence on Twitter through a group called #theaviators! Check out the website to become a member here
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