Thursday, June 10, 2021

I Like Thursday: Rodents, Rambunctionsness, Road Trip, Recipe

Rob interrupted a grumbling porcupine as he took out recycling about a month or so ago.  Last week I stopped briefly at the end of the driveway to retie my shoes and heard rustling in the leaves close by.  When I stood up, I found a porcupine hanging out the runoff pipe.  I think he's living under the driveway, which would explain our recent close encounters.  I attempted to snap a photo of him from the road.  I've seen him twice more since then.  His quills are all different browns - I'll try to catch him with a better camera.

There's no way I can capture all the goofiness these foster guinea pigs are capable of.  Every day we laugh at their antics.  The hot weather isn't so great for snuggling, but Lancelot has enjoyed lap time.  He's flattens out while I give him scratches and perks up when I stop.  More please?

I videoed Buckaroo Banzai's wheeking (and attempt to escape) as well as one of his wild frolics in the hammock. 

He's full of youthful enthusiasm.  Bolt has been kicking up her feet a lot, too.  The girls are officially back up for adoption.  Wouldn't you like a trio of sows?  They get along wonderfully.

I have the boys for a bit longer before they're posted on the site. I introduced Buckaroo Banzai to Lancelot yesterday.  So far, so good. 

My sister and I took a road trip to the Cape on Sunday - over seven hours of driving down and back.  But the payoff?  An afternoon with extended family - most of whom I had not seen in over a year and a half.  It was nice to see everyone, catch up on the various news (homes, jobs, kids!).  We had good weather - it was warm, but a fairly steady breeze.  (Busy catching up - so no photos to share.)

I took Monday off from work just to have a day for myself.  I've been at the job long enough that I can take vacation!

Tried this frittata recipe last night.  It was pretty good!  We sprinkled a little cheese after it came out, but it was fine without.  The recipe called for a large pan, but I will try it in a slightly smaller one next time for thicker pieces.

The recipe called for mushrooms and I had none in the fridge.  Luckily, I had bought these dried mushrooms a few months ago and they worked out really well.  I'm glad I gave them a try.

So - are you old?  A lot of good memories there.  LOL

I hope you had a good week.  There's more odds and ends at Not Afraid of Color's I Like Thursday.


  1. I love your description of the raccoon! Oh my! Your guinea pig looks so cute in that hat!

  2. Oh porcupines are my favorite. Native Indigenous people would gather the quills to make jewelry, use the quills as needles, etc. Their feet are so cute and Teddy if you ever see him (he lives at a zoo) just can't remember which one, is just too cute. Yay for visiting family, and the GP are so cute. I love Frittata!

  3. I never knew you could foster guinea pigs. The video really cracked me up. Guess we can all figure out the alpha pig! Took a look and am officially old. I still use the potato masher and vegetable peeler as shown. None better! Ha Enjoy your week!

  4. all good stuff Sally. I love hearing the wheeking and seeing baby scampering

  5. Hi Sally! I've never seen a porcupine up close other than in a zoo. I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of those quills! Love the video of Buckaroo in the hammock! Yay for being able to take a vacation day. Woohoo! ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Hooray for a vacation day! Interesting to see a porcupine, too. That little Banzai - so cute! I've never tried dried mushrooms, but it sounds like you can substitute them for fresh in recipes?

  7. Sally - a porcupine in the wild - fabulous! The video of Buckaroo Banzai is so entertaining! If I get down, I will just watch it again to put a smile back on my face!

  8. P.S. So, so happy for you that you were finally able to reunite with family. A blessing indeed!

  9. So nice you could reunite with your family. I'm so grateful we have that vaccine! I love seeing pictures of your GPs. So cute! Yes, I'm officially old! Thanks for that website!!

  10. I must be really old because I remember all those things even the two keys for cars, which sounds bizarre now doesn't it. What a great trip and time you had to visit family. Wonderful. I enjoyed your little video very much; I find them so cute, and yah to being able to take a day off for yourself too.


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