Little guy stopped in for breakfast . . .

Things had been getting a little slow around here . . .

but this chipper guy stopped in for breakfast this morning. He and I had a chat, while we were eating (me eating my yogurt parfait and him eating his frosted minibarks).

What? Don’t look at me so funny like. Just because you never talked to a beaver doesn’t mean you can’t.

Continuing on . . .

I showed him the most recent picture of myself.

Priscilla wearing army helmet

He said there’s a very good reason I’m not in the army. I’d look funny in the helmet.

Uh . . . true.

(Plus, that thing is really heavy.)

(Talking to beavers can be rather disconcerting, seeing as they are rather opinionated and not prone to coating their words with sugar.)

He said, my Hubby, on the other hand, can pull it off rather well.

Colin in Army helmet

And on that point, I rather agree with him πŸ™‚

(My apologies for a completely nonsense post. I needed one of those today. If you’re planning on talking to beavers any time soon, give me a buzz and I’ll clue you in on some of the more common courtesies important among the beaver community.)


In case you’re wondering, here are the recipes for Yogurt Parfait and Frosted Minibarks:

Yogurt Parfait:

– 1 single serving container of plain yogurt

– Honey (added to taste)

– Fresh fruit (oranges, bananas, or any kind of berries)

– Granola

Scoop out the yogurt in a bowl and add enough honey to taste. Then you can choose to layer the yogurt, fruit, and granola in a parfait glass or stir them together in a cereal bowl. Either way, it’s a healthy breakfast and rather tasty too!

Frosted Minibarks:

– Small bark chips from any number of lighter bark trees (birch trees are particularly perfect)

– 1/2 cup Confectionery sugar

– 1 tablespoon Milk

– 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Layer the bark chips in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Then mix the sugar, milk and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl, Drizzle the glaze over the bark chips and allow them time to sit at room temperature (or if you have the space, put them in your refrigerator). Once the glaze has hardened, pull the Minibarks out and serve.

(By the way, the frosted minibarks recipe is provided solely for the purpose of feeding random beaver visitors. Wild counterparts should be left to their usual diets. Also, it is entirely unfit for human consumption. Trust me on this one.)

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6 responses to “Little guy stopped in for breakfast . . .

  1. Ralene

    Love this post! Yes, sometimes we need to be nonsensical. No apologies needed. I’m glad you had someone to converse with when you needed it. hehehe… In light of the more serious posts I’ve been reading this week, it’s nice to see someone lighten up a bit. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ Yeah, I’ve seen a lot of serious posts lately, and I’m a rather serious person to begin with. But sometimes I just have to cut loose a little and be silly πŸ™‚ And…”sheepish smile”…it always helps if others smile at my nonsensicalness (is that a word?) too. πŸ™‚

  2. Myself

    Dear Sis,
    I would agree with the woodchuck — you look funny in a helment! πŸ˜‰
    Also, yogurt parfaits are delicious! πŸ™‚

    Your Little Sister

  3. Melody

    Um, I chat with small rodents all the time. And considering as I wrote a Guide to Geckos, I do not find it at all odd that you would want to help someone out on rodent manners….

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