Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

TUESDAY (funny) Tale: Landscaping

Let me set the stage for this tale...
The week of 10/12/15 a major, multi phase, landscaping project started here at  my house.  
Phase 1: We have some very talented stone mason creating
a Great Wall of Hedgemoor on each side of our driveway..
They had to hand dig trenches on a very hot day.
May I draw your attention to these expertly dug
by hand trenches.  My peeps have been quite impressed with their digging and stone mason skills


 This is the longest of the two walls it was about 1/2 finished 


Ok so the scene is set..you know it was hard and hot work the first day digging those expert holes....SO now for the rest of the FUNNY story...

Mom has a group of 4 very good friends 
(from Connecticut,  Oregon, Florida and Georgia) she speaks to every day via email. She was telling them about how hot it was the day they were digging.
Mom casually wrote in an email, 
"it was so hot I took them a pitcher of ice water, cups
and some Nabs....." 
Mom said it was like she was speaking in tongues... none of her friends knew what Nabs were.

The friends started a most hilarious string of emails..... one wrote what are Nabs, another wrote my husband Googled Nabs, another  friend said thank your hubby for the research, I was about to do the same. I had no idea what Nabs were either. 

Pictured below you will find me posing with Nabs...they are a staple in our house. They come on round and square and Mom particularly likes the Nekot Nabs they are graham cracker with peanut butter. I'm told Milky-Way, the one who came before me, loved to lick peanut butter residue from the Nab wrapper.

If you love Nabs, raise your paw! 
Here is what Google said:
Many snack cracker products manufactured by Lance are commonly referred to as "Nabs", a genericized trademark name for Nabisco snack crackers. The term originated in 1924 when the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) introduced a snack, put in a 5-cent sealed packet called "Peanut Sandwich Packet".
Please tell us in the comments what you call these delish snacks.

Below is a photo of the right side of the
Great Wall of Hedgemoor

There was a Bobcat in our yard digging too leveling out the uneven ground so that the new trees/plants had a nice home.

This week is a busy week with special posts for Shelter Treats with Dory and Halloween Costume Contest with Sammy.
Next week we'll show you 

more on the landscaping project...which by the
way is finished NOW!!!

35 comments:

  1. Madi, my Mommy loves those snacks especially the exact one your Mom is holding but she doesn't have any special name for them. She says they are gone so fast there is no time to name them. That wall is pretty cool, I bet it would be fun to climb on.

    Ziggy your brudder Out!!

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  2. Lol. My mom used to put those in my lunch all the time for school. We call them all cheese and crackers, even when its peanut butter. Those are yum and we still buy them at Sam's Club in bulk! xxoo

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  3. Mama says Nabs jiggled in her memory from the dark ages when she was little...but at first she didn't have any idea what you were talking about either! BOL!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  4. We don't got a speshul name for em - just peanut butter crackers or cheese and crackers. But dey is yummy!

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  5. My human had never heard the term Nabs before either, but it makes perfect sense! I bet those humans who were working so hard really appreciated them.

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  6. Hari OM
    Never seen 'em, never eaten 'em, though we do have cheese crackers of some sort here. Which we call - cheese crackers. Peanut butter comes in jars... &*P Hugs and whiskeries YAM-aunty xxx

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  7. Ditto what YAM-aunty said.
    Oh and the landscaping is looking most impressive.

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  8. I bet the Great Wall of Hedgemoore is even visible for the astronauts in their space rides...like that wall in China. Well done, I love it!!! I will raise my paw for a nab... and I hope it isn't pawmade by my momma like the yesterday-cookie :o)

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  9. We never heard of Nabs either. That's interesting. What a pwesome wall!

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  10. Nabs? Nefer heard of 'em, thought that wuz when Mr Police nabbed you?
    Butts I finks I would prefer you Nabs Madi, they do look very tasty to me!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  11. OoH Madi!

    We has missed you! Dose Nabs has peanut budders in dem so we would LUVS to eat 'em but mom says no to us but dad eats dem all da time...da nerve! Hi to your sweet momma!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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  12. your yard will be beautiful, i love the stones and that is a really great job digging that hole... i have never heard these crackers called Nabs.. we just called them peanut butter crackers or cheese crackers. about a month ago Bob and I were talking about things we could buy with a nickel and dime way back when and the subject of these crackers came up. neither of us could remember the last time we had one. the next day i saw FAKE crackers, think great value brand and bought them. they were horrible. next week i bought the real ones and we had chocolate milk and pb crackers each afternoon for our snack.... you can count us as lovers of Nabs now that we know what Nabs is

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  13. That is so funny, cause we've called them Nabs all my life. I love the Nekot's too!

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  14. Mom says she's never heard of Nabs either.

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  15. Oh my dear friend Madi, thanks so much for all the BROADCASTING you've done for my Sam-O-Ween x-travaganza this week. You're a sweetie. Secondly, the GREAT WALL and your landscaping project sure looks great from these "beginning" shots and I bet you are very happy it's DONE. Can't wait to see more pix. Also, I bet you're glad that part of the ENDLESS NOISE projects is over but what's next? Who knows what torture your peeps have in mind now?!?!?!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  16. Those Nabs sound good to me! Hey, I sure hope that bobcat doesn't have kittens!

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  17. We've never heard them called Nabs either! Momma says she'd just call them "peanut butter crackers" or something. She doesn't know of a regular name for them.

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  18. Yes, we know what is Nabs :) The tall guy likes to eat the peanut butter ones, but he hasn't had the Nekot nabs in forever!

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  19. Nabs? What the heck!! They are cheese and crackers
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  20. Your landscape project looks great - can't wait to see the finished result. We too have never heard them called Nabs either - just cheese and crackers!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  21. Ooo, your wall is looking great!
    We have never heard of Nabs.
    Dip and Elliot x

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  22. that is a big landscaping job...................our dad loves those nabs he calls them cheese and crackers, we like them also..........we will haf to tell him what they are really called.
    stella rose

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  23. You had a bobcat in your yard, Madi????? That must have been a big kitty for you to see - BOL.

    Mom said she loves those NABs too and probably would refer to them as cheezits with PB:)

    The landscaping project is amazing and looking great - we can't wait to see it when it is all done.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

    Pee Ess, thank you for the very nice card - Ciara is hoping your plan works.

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  24. Nabs? Never heard them called that before!

    They are doing good work - when will they be done?

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  25. Weez just call 'em peanut butter and crackers. Da only ones mommy likes awe da round toasted white cwackers wiff da peanut butter. Glad da purroject is finished.. Weez sure it looks pawsum.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  26. We had never heard of "nabs" either! Wow we learned a lot and we think your landscaping is beautifully done.

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  27. We just call them cheese and crackers. :) I can't wait to see the completed project.

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  28. We don't call them Nabs but we have had peanut butter crackers lots and lots - especially when mom travels on the AirePlane. What a wonderful job these masons are doing!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  29. No never heard of them, not available here.
    The wall looks interesting .
    Merle..........

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  30. You yard is gonna look so pawsome. Never hear of Nabs either.

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  31. Huh... I have never heard those called Nabs before! I'm going to have to go into work tomorrow and start using it to see if anyone else has.

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  32. Oh yum-a-roo Mom remembers them!!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  33. Your wall is going to be awesome! I so love stone walls! I have never heard them called Nabs! We just call them "those peanut butter and cheese crackers"... :) We had Hogue last night on the porch!

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  34. madi.....thiz bee noe lie...de food servizz gurl iz eatin a package oh nabs as her types thiz
    commint....{ cheeze & pea nut butterz } if thiz iz knot howl o ween spookee...we dunno what iz
    ~~~~~ { even tho none oh uz new what nabz waz either..... til like 45 secondz ago !!! } ♥♥♥

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