October Sweets

I sure do love sweets. Partial to chocolate, I have already gone through a bag of Reese’s Pieces individually wrapped Halloween candy. My husband bought a second bag and said “Don’t touch!” Oh really, I thought. We shall see about this. But honestly, I do not understand why it is so important to him. In the past three years, we have had a total of two trick-or-treaters. Two!

But, this post is not about candy sweets. It is about my sweets! My treasures! My delights! Can you guess what this will include? Let me give you a hint: they have fur and fat little tails.

Let us start with Adolf. Yes, we named our two kitties! A friend helped, using her keen observational skills. She noticed the distinct mustache and snarky attitude, so Adolf he now is.

Oh, and in case you read a post I wrote up a few weeks back called “A new friend,” you’ll recall I referred to Adolf as a ‘she’. A recent trip to the vet confirmed otherwise. Sorry Adolf!

South Dakota kitty

South Dakota Kitty

Who she calling a girl?

South Dakota Kitty

Do you think I look like an Adolf?!

Now the dogs will go in order of age and importance. Kidding. We won’t go in the order of age.

Here are my pumpkins. First in line: Tobi.

South Dakota pupSouth Dakota pup

Here’s the only photo I got of Milo. He will jump down. And for a four-pound Yorkie, that’s practically suicide.

South Dakota pup
This is Bowie. She’s the baby … and she knows it.

South Dakota pup

South Dakota pup

Um, we're done here, right?

My pups. Hope you’re having a great October so far. It sure is flying by. I’d like to leave you with one more sweet thing we enjoy around this place.

South Dakota sweet potato

Sweet potato!

Yes, our two pound sweet potato. And this is one of approximately … I have no idea. Hundreds.

South Dakota sweet potato

We may need help eating this one ...

Happy October!


29 thoughts on “October Sweets

  1. Wow that’s one enormous sweet potato! Does the taste or texture change when they get that big? You should enter it in a country fair “largest veggie contest”, you’d probably win!! Adolph is the *perfect* name for that cat, I can’t get over his little mustache. Daisy is the same as Milo, she’ll jump off anything regardless of the height danger. I’m always afraid she’s going to break a leg. Your furry babies are all so adorable. Thanks so much for your caring response to my post about Daisy’s spaying, it was much appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. He does look like an Adolf, your friend is very observant.

    Last year I think we had 4 trick or treaters, and 4 boxes (400) of mini chocolate bars, where are all the kids?

  3. Love the pups! I’m partial to Bowie and little dogs. We have three rat terriers one is 5lbs., the other two are around 11-15lbs. Next spring you’ll have to share your sweet potato planting secrets!! Wow! Did you know they are the most nutritious vegetables? Congrats! I hope it is alright but in my latest post I referred to your “Tree Stand Celebration” post (my hubby FINALLY got one). Check it out when you have a moment…are you pretty far from Des Moines? In two weeks there is a blogging conference for midwestern bloggers. Google iblog conference for more info.

    Have a great day!! PS…just steal the bag…it’ll all be worth it in the end. My fav candy! I almost wish we did get trick or treaters so I wouldn’t eat all the Reese’s!! Our middle son has a peanut allergy so we are very careful and sneak them after the kiddies are in bed.

    • Thanks for the mention! And glad your husband got an archery deer. As for the sweet potatoes, I did learn that as of recent, actually. And boy am I grateful, because we have plenty to eat over the winter ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I am pretty far from Des Moines, actually. But a blogging conference sounds neat, and would be something I’d like to check out someday.

      Off to go eat some more candy!

  4. The pictures of your pets (especially the kitties!) are PRECIOUS.
    And that sweet potato . . . wow. I didn’t know they could get so big! Good luck eating sweet potato ’til kingdom come. =)

  5. Since three of the four in our family are allergic to sweet potatoes, we don’t eat them but goodness it is huge! I have never seen one that large.
    The kitty is precious and he does look like Adolph (not sure Mr. Hitler would appreciate that but what he doesn’t know right?) and the dogs are super cute! We only have big dogs on our farm but sometimes I would love to have a little one to be my lapdog and cuddle with, oh well, just have to borrow my granddogger, she loves to sit on Nan’s lap.

  6. I am sure Adolph is pleased, now that he is officially a “he.” Love your 4 legged friends. I miss having a pet. I had a Toby also. He was quite a charactor. Your pics also reminded me I must scan in all my older pet photos so I can share as well. And, Sweet Potatoes! YUM! The color is amazing. My favorite is Sweet Potato Fries, oven roasted version. A little olive oil, salt, pepper, mmmmm!


  7. Just found your blog – gorgeous photos and interesting writing ๐Ÿ™‚

    I was brought up in the Swedish countryside and I really miss it, although I’m also very happy to reap the benefits of living in the big city. From chocolate shops to movie screens it has its benefits! I still dream of having the perfect combo of both city and country life though, just as I dream of staying in America, but getting more of Europe back in my life…

    Anyway, thanks for blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

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