Hello Dog-loving Frugellers.
The wind has been powerful overnight, with some fierce gusts this morning too. The first thing I did this morning was to check the bee hives in case any had been blown over. Fortunately they are all still standing. Yesterday morning there was a burst of sunshine and from all but one hive (No. 14) bees came out for a spoiling flight. No 14 is a very weak hive and there is every chance it won't make it through the winter. Fingers crossed for the rest.
In my last post I said that I would tell you about another Dog present I have made. A good friend provides "Doggie Day Care"(DCC) for her daughter's dog, a Springer, who needs lots of exercise. She takes him into the wood, a few hundred yards from her home, where he gets a good run and pretty grubby and needs quite a bit of rubbing down when he gets back. Here is a special towel I made for her to help with this.
Muddy Paw Towel
I used a new hand towel, but shall be making some for my DDC days from our towel stash.
Here's what I did... I cut the hand towel in half lengthwise. At one end of each piece I sewed, with the zig-zag stitch on my new sewing machine (show off!) five pieces of contrasting material to represent a dog paw. I then joined the two pieces together at the opposite end to the paws. I then turned the paw ends over by 10 inches (paws inside) and sewed the ends up to make a pocket at each end. All that remained then was to hem the cut edges and sew some tape to hang the towel up.
Here it is .. A muddy Paw Towel
EGD made these dog treats for Christmas presents.. (No picture I'm afraid)
Veggie Dog Treats
Pre-heat oven to 180o and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Pulse or finely mince 3 large carrots with 150gs oats.
Add 1 tbs coconut oil ( we had this, but any other oil will do I am sure)
Add 1 tbs peanut butter
Add 2 eggs
Blend again and chill the mixture for 30 mins
Place teaspoons of the mixture on the trays and press down with the back of a spoon to flatten a little.
Bake for 20 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.
The instructions tell us that these treats will keep for up to a week, which is highly unlikely with the recipients being Labradors!!
I hope you could follow the instructions for the Dog kerchiefs in my last post.; If I wasn't clear, just tell me and I will post the method.
That's it for now