Wally's adventures in Maine! Update: Bye bye Wally!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by HorseFeathers, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Part One: Wally Arrives
    Imagine my surprise when I walked in the door from school Friday and found a box from WriterOfWords- containing Wally! I rushed upstairs and unpacked him and his stuff. He quickly took a liking to my model horses...
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    Then I made his bed...
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    And personalized it for him.
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    After packing Wally's stuff into his tupperware bed and my stuff into a bag, the whole family went out to Snow Island, in Casco Bay, to have dinner with my grandmother and spend the night...

    Part Two: Wally's Snow Island Adventure
    In the guest building, I set up Wally's bed again.
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    I think he liked it.
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    He got dressed all by himself in the morning!

    Hmmm... not quite, Wally.
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    It's cold out! So I made him a vest (expert sewers, don't say a word. I know it's terrible). That's better.
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    We set out adventuring. Soon we came to the dock. Don't fall, Wally!
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    He met some new friends down by the water. Escargot.
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    As we followed the trail, we passed several moss-covered boulders. Wally liked this one!
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    After a while we came to the Snow Island miniature lighthouse. The bulb really does burn to warn of the rocks below!
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    Clever Wally descovered a way into the hut.
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    He met yet another new friend. She says her name is Elsa.
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    Then Wally sat on the bench and enjoyed the beautiful view. (Elsa was screwed in place.)
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    Where's Wally?
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    Back at home, Wally receives the respect he deserves from his High Priest, my uncle.
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    Soon we go off again. Quite a collection, Wally.
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    Time to leave, Wally! Hmmm... better leave the driving to the cap'n.
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    Bye bye, Snow Island!
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    SeaChick (my mom) posing with Wally on the way back.
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    Me posing with Wally on the way back.
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    Next: Follow Wally's Tomato adventure!
     
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  2. karanleaf

    karanleaf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    Envirogirl11 [​IMG] Great photos, Thanks for sharing some of Wally's adventures with your family and sharing the photos with us. Looked like Wally's is having a great time. Sure glad you didn't let him steer the boat. Hope you continue having a good time for the rest of his visit. Again great photos [​IMG]
    Karan
     
  3. karanleaf

    karanleaf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    Envirogirl11 [​IMG] Great photos, Thanks for sharing some of Wally's adventures with your family and sharing the photos with us. Looked like Wally's is having a great time. Sure glad you didn't let him steer the boat. Hope you continue having a good time for the rest of his visit. Again great photos [​IMG]
    Karan


    Sorry if this is repeated But after I submitted it it was'nt showing unless I went back. so submitted it again hope this works
     
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  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    That rocks! You did a great job with the photos girl! [​IMG]
     
  5. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Envirogirl, if that had been a movie, you would be taking top honors at Sundance! Way to go! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Wonderful pictures.. it's obvious that Wally is having a fantastic time and you are taking great care of him. Can't wait to see his tomato adventure. [​IMG]
     
  7. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    You are too cute.

    I love his new girlfriend...

    ...fins and feathers.

    Great pics.

    HI MOM!

    oh, and I like your horsies too. neigh. my girls would love them...and wally for that matter. grin.

    me,
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  8. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Superb job of showing off the islands light house and mermaide! You definately have the world at the tip of your fingers, go where your heart desires as this is the obvious path you are walking.
    From movies, chicken tales and tour lady, pretty awsome things you are doing. Keep up those creative juices!
    Kellie a fellow Mainer
     
  9. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Oh, Thank you! Tomato adventure coming up...
     
  10. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Part Three: Wally's Tomato Adventure

    So on the way home from Snow Island we stopped at the Farmer's Market and bought 100 pounds (no kidding) of canning tomatoes.
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    There were all sorts- uglies, zebras, you name it- and we drove home.
    SeaChick immidiately started the process. We're freezing, not canning, these tomatoes.
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    She quartered the tomatoes and lay them on a baking sheet...
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    Then cooked them so the skins would come off...
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    Then they looked like this.
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    Some went into containers.
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    The bad bits are for the chickens.
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    This is what the finished product looks like, all ready to be frozen:
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    What's more, that was only half of it. Who knows what's in store for the other 50 lbs...
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    Next: Wally Chills with his Peeps!

    (Note: apologies that the pics aren't all rotated correctly. Also, this is the freezing process as I understood it. The acttual steps might be very different.)
     

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