Bacon Saturday

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Greetings Fellow Baconians…..Let the eating begin!

Last week we had an EPIC bacon harvest in our greenhouse which many of you not only attended but also helped to harvest!  Because of that we have a bumper crop of delicious bacon to be eaten and enjoyed.   Our traditional day to do that here in Baconia is TODAY.

There’s no mistakin’ the aroma of bacon!    The chef here at the Baconian Castle is cookin’ it up right now!As you can see, we have plenty of seating in the Baconian Banquet Hall……………have a seat after you fill up your plate with bacon goodness!!!

Bacon delights as far as the eye can see………………..please partake your fill of any and all items – there will be seconds, thirds and fourths coming out of the kitchen ALL DAY LONG………..

Well Done Chef!!

Don’t forget dessert………………oh no you must NEVER forget dessert!!!!!

 

Enjoy your BACON-O-RAMA here at the Baconian Castle as long as you wish!

I shall be extending the same invitation for you NEXT week my friends!  Until then…….

LET THERE BE BACON FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE!

King Sammy of Baconia

NOTE:    Our Halloween theme is just a TEMPORARY one (of course!) – after October we’ll go back to our USUAL look!!!!

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Bacon Greenhouse Update

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Happy Bacon Saturday!  

I thought I’d better give you the scoop on what’s going on in the Bacon Greenhouse over this past summer………….we had a great crop of bacon seedlings growing and we are a week away from HARVEST time.    Our usual Greenhouse Crew has been working hard maintaining, fertilizing, raking, hoeing, weeding and in general keeping the place looking fabulous as always.    Here are some photos I took so I can share them with you!!

Our greenhouse from the outside

Our greenhouse garden supervisor

PLANT TENDER

PLANT INSPECTOR

PLANT GUARDIAN

OUR GREENHOUSE GARDEN GNOME GUARD

Things have been popping right along all summer so the crop is looking good – here are some photos from shortly after the planting to a photo I snapped yesterday!

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So as you see, it’s time to harvest since the bacon buds are popping open……………………so we will be having that promised BACON HARVEST PARTY – WHEN?

NEXT SATURDAY!    SEPT. 30th!

If you would like to pawticipate in the harvest and the “after party”, all you have to do is send us a photo of you in your HARVEST outfit – something suitable for working in the greenhouse – and we’ll put you to work!     You can pick out your own stuff to wear, but here are some possibilities if you need some help!

SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO MY EMAIL NOT LATER THAN THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th!  

We will enjoy some harvest fun after we finish working…………….you may remember if you were at last harvest that we WORKED HARD but we also reaped the rewards of our hard work with a wonderful feast and fun.

Angel Sammy will be here to drive the official tractor…..!!

Here in Baconia we take harvesting our precious bacon seriously!   Join us for some fun next Saturday, September 30th and make sure and send your photos to us by Thursday, September 28th…………

We sure will next Saturday!!!!

Your King…….

p.s.  If you need help with your photo – send us a full body picture of YOU and we’ll dress you!

But if you CAN photo edit, please “do it yourself” !!  Please send photos in .jpg format if you can!

 

P.P.S.    My sweet friend Phoebe from 15andMeowing could use some purrs and encouragement – she has Stage 4 kidney disease and her Mom and Dad are trying everything they can to help her get her appetite back……….if you have a minute, please click HERE and visit – we know they would appreciate a HUG!!

Phoebe as Rapunzel!

Friends……….

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The Angels called and he heard their song of welcome…..

My very good and very sweet friend Sharon of Friends Furever said the long goodbye to her husband Bill yesterday.   He’d been hospitalized for two months and had been on the ventilator for a long time – the doctors did all they could but Bill’s struggle to overcome was not enough to keep him here.   He passed into the arms of the Lord yesterday afternoon after the vent was removed.

I know Sharon would appreciate your words of comfort……..and thanks to Ann Adamus we have a beautiful badge to honor the love Bill and Sharon shared for so long………you can click on it and visit Sharon’s blog if you like.   Sharon was so brave……their love will live on in her heart forever………..that’s what love is – FOREVER.

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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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It’s “Double Up” Thursday! 

Thankful Thursday and Some Poetry Too….

First up will be our Thankful Thursday post for the Blog Hop hosted every week by our buddy Brian and YOU can pawticipate too if you just click his badge below – then use the Linky Tool to hook up for the Hop!   Thanks Brian for hosting this – seems we have a lot to be thankful for and this is a nice way to SHARE.

We are very thankful that things are beginning to be put back together again in Texas and Louisiana although there’s still a lot of people who need help……….at least it’s coming!    Now if we could just REDIRECT Hurricane Irma back out to sea to her demise, we’d be even more thankful.

Another thing I’m thankful for is that my Mom and Dad will cave into my demands (!) to go for a walk around the yard on my harness even if it’s raining like mad.    They just grab an umbrella and out we go.   I get soaked (but I don’t mind that) while Mom or Dad are under cover.   Still, I know a lot of peeps who wouldn’t take their kids out for a cruise in the rain.   I guess I’m lucky right?

I’m also thankful for all my wonderful friends………….I just love visiting everyone’s blogs every day………..keeping up with what’s going on around the blogosphere………….

Now let’s move on to my FAVORITE part of Thursday which is when I can share the Poetic Thursday poem that I receive each week from my Angel brother Sammy.    He never lets me down.   He loves writing poetry and since he’s got great wi-fi at the Rainbow Bridge, we’ve never missed a Thursday since he went to the Bridge!   Here’s what he transmitted to me last night!

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Hello Friends!   It’s ME, here at the Bridge!

It’s another Thursday morning and last night as I was floating around at the Bridge on my cloud – before I curled up for the night, I wrote my poem for today.    You may remember that each week those of us who are participating in this round of going through the Alphabet and writing a poem about something starting with that week’s “letter” write a special poem and post it on our blogs.   You are free to write about ANYTHING beginning with that week’s letter but in case you can’t think of something, I give you some “possible prompt” words to get your ideas flowing!   

Last Thursday I gave you four prompt words which were:

(1) Mom (2) Mud (3) Marvelous (4) Meow

I bet most of you thought if I used one of my prompt words, it would be “MOM” because she and I were so very close………….but guess what – SURPRISE – I’m using my very OWN “M” word this week!

“Magic”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, September 7, 2017

YES I believe in magic!

There’s magic in a baby’s cries

There’s magic in a lover’s eyes

Find magic where you can each day

Find magic in the words you say

Bring magic to those all around

Bring magic to the LOST you’ve found

Make magic when you hug a friend

Make magic in each message you send

Magic comes in many ways

Magic comes to those who pray

LOOK for magic – I guarantee it’s waiting…….

LOOKING for you and anticipating…….

A life that’s lived believing in magic

A life with no belief is truly tragic………..

Angel Sammy Kimmell………..BELIEVE IN MAGIC !!

Oh I hope you’ve written a poem this week!   If so, you can give us your link in our comments – we’ll go visit your blog to read your poem!   OR, you can even print out your poem on our blog in our comments – we can ALL read it right here.   Please remember to NOT be afraid to write a poem…..poems don’t even have to rhyme……………just reach down in your heart and words will come – trust me – in fact I do believe that it’s just a touch of:

MAGIC!

See you next week for more poetry – your prompt words for next week are:

(1) Naughty (2) Nice (3) Normal (4) New

With Love,

Your Poet in the French beret……Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy!   I believe in magic too – every time you visit me to help me do something or give me an idea or tell me not to worry because things will be alright………….that’s magic too right?

Tomorrow is Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop with 15andMeowing and Mcguffys Reader co-hosting so we’ll be back tomorrow with that!   Meanwhile……………………….BELIEVE.

Hugs and Love, Teddy

 

Before we go may we ask a special favor?   We know our super pals Raz and Allie at FRIENDS FUREVER blog would appreciate an extra prayer – not only do they live in Florida so may be effected by the hurricane that’s coming, BUT Raz and Allie’s Dad Mr. Bill is still in the hospital after two months – he needs all of us to send STRENGTH and HEALTH and RECOVERY vibes so he can come home.    If you click below, you can visit their blog and leave a message…..it will mean a lot to THEM and to ME too!!

 

Friendly Fill-In Friday

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IS IT REALLY FRIDAY ALREADY?????

Yes it is – and that means time for filling in the sentences for the BLOG HOP co-hosted by Ellen of 15andmeowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.   If you want to play along, click the badge below and hop over to join in the fun!

It’s a fun way to find out new stuff about each other and we look forward to it every week…………………..This week I again let Mom fill-in because usually the sentences aren’t really so easy for a guy like me to fill-in!    Mom’s words are in RED.

 

1.   Worrying is  a waste of time.    (worrying about something doesn’t change it – taking action can change something sometimes but worry never does!)

2. My favorite app is PIZAP (I don’t use a smart phone but Pizap is my “go to” application for photo editing).

3. My first car was a big old Oldsmobile that my Dad bought for me.

4. The best car I ever owned was my current car – a Buick LaCrosse, because it’s like riding on a cloud and with all the bells and whistles I just feel GOOD driving it!.

 

Thanks Mom – I wish you could get Daddy to feel like you do about worrying – he worries 24/7 and if he isn’t worrying, THAT worries him (hahahahaha).    As for your “best car” since I’m not allowed to ride in your fancy shmancy Buick I wouldn’t KNOW about it being so fabulous BUT I’ll take your word for it.  Besides, I like riding in Daddy’s Blazer because there’s lots of room in the back for me to explore stuff and look out all those windows!     I’m not all that crazy about riding in cars but I just need you guys to take me more places so I get used to stuff whizzing by the windows!!

Now I’m going to take this opportunity to remind you all that WE are hosting SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD this month for Bacon and his Mom since they are super duper busy – so please remember it will be on THURSDAY, AUGUST 31st and we will all be sharing our favorite recipe for SNACKS!     YAY FOR SNACKS!    Mom’s got her recipe all ready – how about you?

Remember you need to share your recipe for whatever your favorite snack is as well as the price you paid for the ingredients so we can see how much things cost around the world – part of the fun!!   You should still LINK your recipes to Bacon’s blog so he knows you’re pawticipating this month!!!

AND one more reminder!

Monday, August 28 is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

This is a day to remember those we’ve lost and it was started by Zee and Zoey’s Deb Barnes…..to honor her cat Jazz.   They are hosting a BLOG HOP for Remembrance Day and you can join in the Hop any time on Monday, August 28th by clicking HERE.

We will have two posts on Monday – one of them will be part of the Hop at Zee and Zoey’s and we will be remembering our Angel Sammy……..and maybe you want to do a special post yourselves.

See You Tomorrow from Baconia!  

Love, Teddy

 

Teaser Tell All

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Let’s Tell It ALLLL!

Oh yes indeed let’s “GIVE IT UP” !!    Yesterday’s Teaser adventure was interesting wasn’t it?    Lots of good sleuthing going on out there……………people were looking at the architecture and figuring out a whole lot including where in the world that kind of structure might be located!   FUN huh?

I think we’ll start off today by letting you know that the Teaser Photo was from our friend Miss Steph and her kitty Gracie HERE.   It was a photo that a friend of theirs took on her travels around the globe and we THANK her for it!    This is for you Miss Steph:

For Stephanie and Gracie for Teaser of 8/15/17

Before we get into “who won what” let’s show you the Teaser photos AGAIN then let you know where they were taken shall we?

Oh good – if you’re happy then I’m happy.

This my friends is the sleepy town of Chisinau where the beautiful Capriana Monastery complex is located in the Country/Republic of MOLDOVA!    This particular building is the “Winter Church of Saint George” which was built in the 20th century but other structures on the property date back to the 1400s.   I must say that at some point in their past, Moldova WAS in fact part of Romania but is not currently.    It’s on its’ own and wants to stay that way (!!).    We are embarrassed to say that we didn’t know there was a MOLDOVA.    Anyway, really interesting Teaser this week right?

NOW – WHO WINS WHAT??????

Our FIRST COMMENTER yesterday was the irrepressible and ever eager (and always awake!) Da Phenny from Brittany, France and he and his Mom commented in the first sixty seconds after we went LIVE this morning.   This is for you!

For Phenny on August 15, 2017

Next up – FIRST RIGHT GUESSER…………….now we had a bit of an interesting situation with this – why?   Phenny and his Mom guessed the correct building and city but said Romania!    They were just so darn close but not RIGHT……………..we’re giving them a little something anyway!

For Da Phenny on August 15, 2017 !

And Miss Csilla who is also quite a Teaser Expert and posted several ideas about the Teaser before she gave us her GUESS – was TOTALLY right about Moldova so she is technically our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!

For Csilla, August 15, 2017

There were a few others who guessed correctly AFTER Csilla…………..if you were one of them, then this next one is YOURS!

For Teaser of August 15, 2017

HOWEVER, if you were WRONG………….and there were a pile of you who were (thanks for trying ANYWAY!)………..you get a GREENIE!

Now I do believe our little Holy Terror (oops…….I mean SWEET CHEERLEADER) Suzie has a bit of a cheer for you winners today!    Come on down Suzie!!

The Teaser sure was tough
Made Teaser Day too rough!
But through all the gloom and doom
Two bright lights filled the room!
Da Phenny was close as could be
BUT not quite right I’m afraid was he
Then Csilla chimed in and was RIGHT
The competition was tight!
She was the First Right Guesser
So give her the award Professor!
Oh before I forget
Da Phenny scored another hit
He was FIRST to comment on the blog
He’s got fast paws for a dog!
A successful Teaser this week
Next week a new Teaser we’ll seek!!!

Thank you SuzieQ!   I think your cheer rounded out the day quite nicely……………………Students – you all did very well this week on what I considered to be a TOUGHIE indeed!

NO NO!!!  Don’t be SAD – be PROUD!

Next week it will be a new chance for everyone to take a whack at guessing yet another fabulous photo!    If you’d like to send us a Teaser photo you think will fool the classroom – please do!  Just email my Mom with it and we’ll use it one of these Tuesdays.

Where in the world will we go next week??????

Professor Angel Sammy – at your service! 

See you next Tuesday!

 

 

 

Tuesday Teaser

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Ringy Ding Dong!

Better hurry up and get your seats students! I’m taking names of you SLOW ones!

Glad you could make it………………now before you get TOO comfy, remember to COMMENT on this post because if you are the FIRST COMMENTER today (or even if you are ONE of the first in the first sixty seconds) you get a badge!   WOO HOO!   GO ON – HURRY UP!

Can I take a snooze while they’re gone???

OK class – now you can settle down – tomorrow we’ll let you know WHO was fast on the draw and got the FIRST COMMENT in!   For now though, let’s buckle up and get ready to see today’s TEASER PHOTO shall we??

Let me go over the rules first:

  1. In order to be the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER you must guess the CITY/VILLAGE/TOWN as well as the STATE (if in USA) or COUNTRY (if not in USA) where the photo was taken.
  2. Since it’s SO DARN EASY to just use Google Image Search – resist the temptation to do so – let your BRAIN do all the work – it’s more of a challenge that way!!   Figure it out without help!

That’s it – so now that we have that straight, let’s see if our dear Suzie would like to PUMP UP THE VOLUME and give you a Teaser Cheer to get the creative juices flowing.

Hope you weren’t late
Never hesitate
Sarge likes to YELL
And ring the school bell
So let’s get to guessing
Hope you read your lessons!
I think this one is TOUGH
Might make you feel real ROUGH
Just give it all you got
Or your brain might go to rot!
Pinky Panky Pookie
Let’s Play HOOKY !

 

Uh…..thanks Suzie – that was inspiring other than when you encouraged class to play hooky.    Now Mr. Security Dood/Briefcase Man will bring in today’s PHOTO and we’ll let the GUESSING BEGIN!!!!!

Here’s this week’s photo Professor!

(some areas have been blacked out to remove clues!!)

 

Alright students – it’s up to you now………………if you are the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER today you will win this:

If you guess RIGHT but you’re not FIRST you get this:

If you guess INCORRECTLY but tried your bestest, then you get this:

AND for the one or ones who were FIRST COMMENTER today?    You will win this:

 

Now I promised you that Miss Dingleberry would have some sort of special SOMETHING for all of you before you head out for recess today…………..eating well makes your brain work better you know……..so make sure and have some lunch before you play on the monkey bars or swing on the swings OK?

WHAT CAFETERIA TREATS DID YOU MAKE FOR US TODAY MISS D???

Me and the staff made you all FOOT LONG sandwiches today…..aren’t we SWELL to go to all that trouble for you students????

 

Turkey Sub

Tuna sub

Steak and cheese sub

Deli meat sub

 

Fruit juices for drinks – no sugary, ooey gooey junk like you drink at home – this is the GOOD STUFF!

Thank You Miss Dingleberry!!!! 

No butting in line – everybody gets to choose one sub!

Is it OK if I have a sub too Angel Sammy – I mean Professor Sammy???

OF COURSE!  I’m having one too! 

See you all here in class tomorrow for the TELL ALL!

THE PROFESSORS