holiday wyatt

holiday wyatt

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Spring NOW!

 
 Are you sick of winter?
 
 
Are you dreaming of spring?
 
Drat...not for awhile!
 
As Blogville's "Director of Agriculture", I'm here to help you out of your winter doldrums!
 
Let's start some Spring Indoors!
 
Daffodils, amaryllis, paperwhites and hyacinths (especially grape hyacinths) make excellent candidates for growing indoors. Keep in mind that many hyacinth varieties will need to be pre-chilled
for six weeks or longer before planting. Reject any moldy, bruised or shriveled bulbs.
 
You can plant your bulbs in pots or containers filled with potting soil or gravel, or try using eggshells, which can be planted directly into the garden after flowering. Remove the top quarter of the eggshell, set the egg aside and rinse the shell with warm water.
Add a small amount of gravel to the bottom of each eggshell.
Sit the bulb on top of the gravel. Add a bit of soil to help anchor the bulb and dress the eggshell with moss to help maintain moisture. Gently water your eggshell garden and place it in a sunny spot.
Allow the soil to dry in-between waterings, usually once a week. Within six weeks, you should see flower buds form and blossom.
Try swapping out gravel for Mardi Gras beads for a festive arrangement that will bloom just in time for Fat Tuesday.
 
 
If you've forced bulbs before and experienced flowers that topple over, try this trick: mixing a little bit of alcohol in with the water will cause the flower stems to grow shorter.
To make a five percent solution, mix one part isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) with ten parts water. If you want to waste perfectly good “hard liquor” (typically 40% distilled spirit) such as gin, whiskey, or vodka, mix together one part liquor and seven parts water.
 Note that the sugars in beer and wine don’t do the trick for the bulbs.
We have started some Voodoo Lilies...Oooo Spooky!
 

Happy Spring!!
Wyatt
and Tegan
 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Recall Lesson

Sunday, we practiced our doggy recall.
(Coming back to Mom when called.)
 
 
Mostly, this training is for a certain little Lakie, who gets very hard of hearing when off leash.
Tegan and Samson ran around the snowy tennis courts and came back to the sound of a squeaky toy and got a treat.
 
I (Wyatt) have perfect recall, so I got to watch.

We will keep practicing everyday.
Tegan is daft.
 
Tegan has to learn, if she wants to go back to the beach!
 
ha
Wyatt
 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Crazy Dog Walkies Fit Bites

We knew these treats were for US!

Just open the package already!!!!

OMD Delicious.
Mostly inhaled them, but we think they were really, REALLY good.
 
"Tell us why they are SO good."
 
 Walkies! Fit Bites Bacon Flavor Dog Treats are the perfect snack to keep active dogs like us on the GO. The unique footprint shape captures the fun of getting on your feet to walk, explore, hike and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Every bite delivers the taste of smoked bacon along with beneficial ingredients to help us stay fit.

Key Benefits

  • With added L-Carnitine to help with weight control Walkies! are the perfect treat to give your pup daily
  • Chicken cartilage is a natural source of glucosamine which gives dogs great hip and joint support
  • Added taurine helps support your furry friend's heart health
  • The perfect sized treat to take on the go for active dogs
  • Treats come in an easy to use zip lock pouch for optimal freshness
 
BACON!!
 
Perfect for our Crazy Dog lifestyle
 
Perfect for sharing with our BFF Samson on our walks!

Order us a case of those treats for the snow fort!!
 
Get these treats and other wonderful supplies for your snow fort at Chewy.com
 
♥♥♥
Wyatt, Tegan and Samson
 
 
 


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Snow Lakie

 
Almost done....
 
Get out of here Wyatt!
 
BOL, what have we here?
 
"Look Tegan, I'm eating the tail"
 
Leave my Snow Lakie alone!
 
Time Out for this Lakie!
 
 
We ♥ Snow Days!
Tegan and Wyatt

 
 
 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Back Seat Nibblers

Mom said she needs to pay more attention to what is happening in the back seat on the way home from the grocery store.
 
what?
Wyatt and Tegan

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Lakie Zoom

 
"Hey, the living room has a posted speed limit!"
 
Wyatt (Good Cop)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Cabin Fever

It's been pretty doggone cold here in Oregon...at least by our standards!
We have not gotten above freezing here at the house in over a week and the hills around here are still very icy.
 
We've filled out the order form for our garden seeds.
 
And thanks to Chewy.com, we have champagne to tide us over!
Love the WOW Team!
 
 
We got into town on Thursday and had a nice lunch and a little dog walk.
 

Tegan has become a TOTAL lap dog.
The little heat-seeking Lakie has the family permanently pinned down.....BOL!
 
Stay warm, furiends,
Wyatt