Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday's Storm Watchers

Along with many of our blogging pals, we will be in the line of severe storms heading through the middle of our country today.  We are expecting the worst of the storms after dark. But we thought we would get started early on our weather watch.

Lightning: I will look this way.  Ciara, what is wrong with your ears?

Thunder:  How funny, they keep talking about loud Thunder, I am NOT loud.

Lightning:  OK, I am watching this way now.  What are you two doing to help?

Breaktime:  Let's all look at Mom - she has that jerky!!!

And our fourth Storm Watcher, Phantom, has his radar hard at work from his bunker inside.  He is pretty sure there will be "some weather" here sometime today or tonight.  Mom says Ciara is a bit bothered by storms and that is why she has her funny ears on.

Many of you had some questions about the chicken jerky.   In a nutshell, there is nothing on the chicken, no spices, no salt, nothing at all.  The thinner you can slice the chicken, the more jerky-like it will become.  We cooked ours for about 3 hours at 200 degrees in the oven.  Mom says the recipe she used said it can be kept for 2-3 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator or you can freeze it and use as needed.  We won't have to worry about it being around THAT long.  You really should try it - so easy and so good.

We are hoping all stay safe from this impending outbreak of storms.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning


FiveSibesMom said...

Just heard about the storm watch over on Facebook...thinking of you and all our Blogger pals in the area - please be safe! We hope all will be OK and will be checking for posts. We are thinking of you all! I see you have so me really good storm watchers there! Stay safe...sending you Husky hugs.


Stay safe furiends! You seem to have storm watch pretty well covered!

The Florida Furkids

Erika, Blair and crew said...

Keep safe, we will be thinking about you!

Chicco said...

Oh my friends,

stay safe into your house!
And i hope that this storm is not strong.
Have a nice weekend.
Woof, woof,


harrispen said...

I've been thinking of you and all the others in that part of the country. Stay safe.


NanaNor's said...

Happy Saturday Woos, I loved seeing all your expressions but I'm hoping no really bad storms come your way, especially tornados. I also love the chicken jerkey recipe your mom made-when we get a pup, I'll have to try it. Have a great day~Noreen

brooke said...

stay safe everyone!

bbes tribe said...

Looks like you all were doing a great job of watching out for the bad storms. Hope all is ok and nothing damaged. That Chicken Jerky looks verrrrry yummy -think we just about have mom talked into making us some. She won't buy it anymore.
Ernie and the pack

Finn said...

It's Storm Watch! I love it. I think we are going to have to try that jerky sometime, thanks for the info!

Sue said...

Morgan is buried in her pile of stuffed friends waiting for the storms to be over.

We're trying to talk Mom into making us some jerky. It sounds wonderful.
Morgan and the Porties

Jo's World said...

We had all day rains yesterday, just soft stuff, and today its beautiful blue skies and sunshine. We don't want any storm to come our way and don't want it to hurt our pals either. So just be very careful and do like Phantom does, just get inside and keep safe!

Mom says she will make me chicken jerky next Monday. I'm gonna make sure she remembers too!


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I hope the storms stay FAR FAR away.. just some nice gentle rain fur your grass and flowers.

Hey... my mom... who makes a lot of jerky in a year.. both Deer and Beef and Chicken.. says here is a tip fur you.
PARTIALLY freeze the meat BEFORE trying to slice it. That makes the cutting MUCH Easier.. butt be prepared fur some COLD fingers.

Mrs. JP said...

Our vote from the holler is everyone to their kennels/paws over ears and we'll be praying for ya'll. Somebody give Ciara a hug...we love her ears.

Stewey said...

I've got my paws crossed for your safety today!

chicamom85 said...

We will say a prayer that you are safe and I have paws crossed. We have rain here today(Michigan)but so far nothing bad like they are having in other places. I am just like Phantom for storms, Mommy got some calming chews from the Vetlady and lately I seem to sleep during the storms for some reason. Tell Phantom I would be snuggling with him if I could. The pictures of the beauties are so nice, Ciarras ears are funny.

Loveys Sasha

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

We are crossing our paws that all our friends will be safe. Of course, with you having Thunder and Lightning on your side, we expect you will be fine!


Redberry Cottage said...

Stay safe and weather alert today and this evening. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

scotsmad said...

We've heard about those storms on the News and thought of you. Hope they aren't as bad as predicted.

Poor Phantom, he must be worried.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Wild Dingo said...

Ok, im gonna do the chicken jerkey... Been dyong to do it but too inspired me!

Hope P is hunkered down. Maybe some jerkey will help him? ;)

bichonpawz said...

We are thinking of you all and hope you are safe from the storms!! Hope they aren't too strong. LadyBug is terrified of the thunder and will usually hide out under a bed until she is positive all storms are gone! The chicken jerky recipe sounds terrific! Thanks so much and have a great weekend....xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Samantha said...

Y'all be careful. We are hopeful that those scary storms will go right on around y'all!! Stay safe!!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Love your header.

Good thing you're all alert. We want you to stay safe!

Madi and Mom said...

You Woos are the prettiest weather peeps I've ever seen and honestly I think I'd trust your prediction over our local guys. Hugs from you BFFF,

Anonymous said...

Uh oh...hope there isn't a lot of storm damage like the big roofing project last year! :)

Lightning, you must be the only "pawfessional" weather watcher around...those other 2 weren't paying any attention to what you were...or else you're the worst weather watcher around! Haha! :)

Be safe and Riley says she can commiserate with Ciara--she doesn't like storms either!

Elyse and Riley

Nola said...

Stay safe furiends!
Dachshund Nola

Oskar said...

I hope you will be sheltered & safe from the storms. I will be requesting home made jerky as soon as possible!

Nubbin wiggles,

Maggie Mae said...

We is thinkin' 'bouts all of you. Stay safe!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

BeadedTail said...

We've been worrying about the storms in your neck of the woods since we saw forecasts yesterday. We hope you stay safe! Thanks for the info on the jerky!

houndstooth said...

A lot of that weather blew through here, too! It wasn't as bad as they thought it might be. We'll see what happens tonight, though. I'm glad you're all keeping an eye on things. I hope nobody gets crazy ideas about sleeping in the basement here!


Amber DaWeenie said...

We're thinking about you and we hope those bad storms stay far away from you and everyone else too.

The Websters said...

Master said we can't sleep in the basement and told Mrs. Master to CALM DOWN. That's why we're all up an hour past our bedime watching the news instead.

Where did you guys get that really nice looking fence?



Prancer Pie said...

Stay safe and keep your heads tucked down! We are down in SE Oklahoma and okay til early Sunday. Paws crossed you are ok. xoxo

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We really really really hope all goes well tonight -

As we paw this, Wichita is way way under the watch -


dw said...

I hope you guys don't get any nasty weather! Mother Nature sure has been in a snit once again this year! Stay safe and listen to the weather radio!

Christine said...

Since its cool here we are going to try to make make the jerky in the morning . Maybe warming the stove will warm the house. Keep your paws low if the weather gets bad.

Lorenza said...

Storms are not funny!
I will have my paws crossed for you all hoping the bad weather goes away soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

T. Maxx said...

Stay safe my friends!!
We'll keep our fingers and paws crossed for all of you!

Maxx and mommy

River said...

I hope that you came through the storms okay. At least they gave everybody early warning!

love & wags,

haopee said...

Wooos!!! Don't get mad at me but I couldn't differentiate you guys from one another because the picture looked so white.

Oh Wait! I see Thunder!

Huggies and Cheese,


Macintosh Mitch said...

My paws are crossed for your safety!

Love ya lots,

Priscilla said...

Keep safe, you guys!!! We will be thinking of you all all the time.

My mom said she will get the chicken from the market tomorrow. I hope she keeps her words!


CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Those storms were pretty nasty when they passed through here. We even had tornadoes south of here!

HOW do you get the chicken so thin??? Do you have a meat slicer? Butcher???

Madi and Mom said...

Hey Woos we hope and purr the storms have passed and you all and your beautiful state are doing ok
Hugs Madi and Mom

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip on the jerky. And I hope you're OK after the severe weather yesterday.

Kari in Vegas said...

Stay Safe!

Stop on by for a visit

Linda said...

Those storms veered off to the north and just missed us. I never mind when that happens. I hope Phantom made it through alright and didn't get too spooked if any of those storms were close to you guys.

KB said...

Ciara sure did have her funny ears on. I hope that you are still safe, and that Phantom has calmed down.

Isn't it nice when they all finally look at you for the big photo?

I love your banner photo.