Apple Cider Mischief

Posted by Sharkey

We, Frenchies, love spending time with our Uncle Carlos so, of course, we jumped at the chance to help him make apple cider!  I was a bit disappointed that Franny was not her usual energetic self.  But our brother, G.K., sure knows how to light a fire under her!

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Oh, I love this time of year, Franny, don't you?  The abundance of apples means it's time to make apple cider!  Let's help Uncle Carlos, Franny!

1 Oh, I love this time of year, Franny, don't you? The abundance of apples means it's time to make apple cider! Let's help Uncle Carlos, Franny!

What an amazing apple crop this year, Carlos!  So many sizes, shapes, colors, and flavors!  This blend will make a superbly tasting cider.

2 What an amazing apple crop this year, Carlos! So many sizes, shapes, colors, and flavors! This blend will make a superbly tasting cider.

Those look good, Carlos.  Throw them in the hopper.  Come on, Franny!  Why so lazy today?

3 Those look good, Carlos. Throw them in the hopper. Come on, Franny! Why so lazy today?

Francesca is not being very helpful today!  This will rile her up for sure....

4 Francesca is not being very helpful today! This will rile her up for sure....

G.K., did you stick your tongue out at me?!

5 G.K., did you stick your tongue out at me?!

I have no idea what you're talking about, Francesca!  I would never!

6 I have no idea what you're talking about, Francesca! I would never!

Just try that again, G.K., you silly chow!

7 Just try that again, G.K., you silly chow!

What?  We're only playing, Uncle Carlos!  G.K. and I are pals!

8 What? We're only playing, Uncle Carlos! G.K. and I are pals!

Enough goofing off, you two!  We've got more cider to press!

9 Enough goofing off, you two! We've got more cider to press!

Comments (10)

  • Good Morning F, S & GK

    Looks like Uncle Carlos has become a jack of all trades, first bee keeping now apple cider guy. I love apples and especially with a smidge of peanut butter - YUMMY.

    Franny I play with my big Labs the same way you play with GK. I must say sometimes I get a little too aggressive with them and next thing you know there is an all out brawl, of course I'm always the winner ;)

    Mom is taking off today to play golf with her friends so I'll be home with Dad. We still have some things to do around the pool now that it is closed for the winter. I think Dad will be doing the work I'll be catching some rays on the deck - love this kind of weather.

    Sorry Yankee fans for your loss - NOT!! Phillies play tonight and I feel a WIN coming on :)

    Have a great weekend everyone!!!

    Zoe

  • Oh my goodness!
    It is great to see you playing together. I think I would like to ride on G.K.'s back! Hang in there Sharkey, you're a good manager, you'll get them back to work.
    Another beautiful autumn day here. Have a great weekend all.
    your pal,
    Rebel

  • Good morning everyone,
    The air is nice and brisk, a great morning to be outside. My mom said apple cider is sooooo good. Well GK, I am glad you are home instead of out and about in the neighborhood. You should never leave home without consent. There are all kinds of dangers, sick people and wild animals. You could get lost or hurt and no one would know where you are and Martha and the girls would be very sad. So would me and mom. She should get a long leash and tie it to your harness when you go out unsupervised. That way you will be safe and so will the ladies in the neighborhood. You are darn lucky that the police were nice enough to take you back to the farm. I am sorry that I used this space to give a lacture to my son but he needs one.
    I hope everyone has a great weekend. And GK, keep your butt at home unless you leave the property with Uncle Carlos or Martha.
    Until Monday,
    Maddox

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    It is good to see you all together working. We need that apple press at our house. Mom and Dad have been so busy working that the apples are just hanging to the ground. We winterized last night as the weather is turning cooler today and to be only 45 on Saturday, which means a frost is in the air. I

    I am glad that Kirby let the cat out of the bag about G.K. and running off to the girl next door and getting brought home by the cops. Mom has been taping the Martha Show until after her craft show next week and then we can have a marathon, or we would have heard Martha talking about his naughty butt on t.v. I think he needs Maddox boot camp. What do you think Maddox? When Franny got sick and then had the head butt with Mama Martha she was sent back to the breeders for awhile to supposedly get better. Why don't they ship Mr. Runaway From Home back to Dad and let you whip his runaway butt into shape. I know G.K. is young and all, but come on, how many of us are lucky to live the life with Martha no less. What do you think Maddox? Oh, and I haven't heard anything about Baby Jude as of late since we have been taping the show. Does anyone know that scoop? Well, everyone have a great weekend. We are getting snow in the southern part of the state of all places--that will be the first ski resort to open.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Oh yummy, yummy those apples look deliciouso! Oh Franny, hope you feel better and will be back to your spry self! Great interaction photos of you and GK, I love them!

    I have to take my cousin from Germany to Chicago Airport, her three week visit is over. Kitty will be happy, she was afraid of her (I think it was the fact she smoked, and Kitty never smelled that before.)

    Keep safe and happy!
    delia & Kitty =^..^=

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Well another week is coming to an end. Mommy tried to raise some apples but the squirrels get to them when they are just little. One bite and they leave them alone but then the bugs come and finish them off; no apples, so sad. GK did you get the boo-boo on your right leg from running through the neighborhood? I have patches of hair missing at times but it’s not from a boo-boo, it’s from me. Daddy calls them a “you-boo.” That means self inflected boo-boo. Have a good weekend all.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

    PS: Sorry about the typo yesterday; it should have been howl and not how. HeHeHe

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., WOW! How fun it is to see all three of you together again especially with Uncle Carlos!!!! My Mom and I were just looking at Martha's blog about Uncle Carlos and others making that apple cider and here you are hopefully helping him, too! Sharkey, looks like you were the only one helping Carlos. G.K., you did a good job getting Franny moving so that the two of you can help, also. That Happy Valley Cider Press sure is a beautiful product for making delicious cider! Did you get to taste any of those apples? Bet they tasted great if you did! G.K., you look more and more like Paw Paw and Maddox as time goes by-so handsome!!! Sure loved these photos today! Sure hope everyone has a super weekend and stay safe and have fun! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Those apples look extra yummy and Zoe's right, Uncle Carlos has become a master jack of all trades. Sharkey I know it's hard work both helping Uncle Carlos with the apples and refereeing Francesca and GK but if anyone can do it, it's you. :smile:

    GK, GK, GK, you are the rebel of the family. Prowlin' now brawlin' with your sister. What next, doggie boozin' it up somewhere? I'm glad you are safe and sound but it is rather amusing picturing a police car pulling up to the farm gate lights flashing and in the back seat is juvie delinquent GK. (sorry Maddox!)

    Everyone have a beautiful weekend. :smile:

  • ..wow..my fellow canines are busy doggers, the apple project looks like fun..our apple trees did not produce this year..Phillies, really Zoe? Raining and cold here this a.m., I must get busy and work on my honey badger custome for Halloween, I love that critter on the pistachio nut commercial! You-boo, what a good word, must add that to my list of people words..hmm..looks like Lucinda is putting her hat and coat on..wonder what she is up to, gotta go, cora belle...p.s., have a great week-end everybody

  • Look at at your cute facial expressions sitting on the press! "This is ours, all ours." Hope you are getting lots of loving...it definitely looks like it.

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