|Honeysuckle bloom in the sunny cold yesterday while the storm clouds began to arrive|
Friday, December 6, 2013
We, like so much of the country, are going to get smacked with a winter storm. The snow has started and there will be constant snow all day. Then after the low pressure passes by off to bother the rest of the country, we will have single digit temps tomorrow night. So we have hunkered down with plenty of everything. The internet satellite will no doubt go down soon. We have LED lanterns and battery powered tap lights( gone are the days of burning kerosene
lamps that could set a house on fire when your water was frozen...), our water is trickling in the sink, and we are keeping an oak or madrone log burning brightly at all times. Wishing safety and warmth to all those across the area who are dealing with this and much worse.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Our pals were out getting as much eating in while the sun was out and the grass was unfrozen. Tonight will be even colder than the 15 last night. Snow due tomorrow night through Friday to the valley floor. Then after that an even colder bout. Poor deer. I may have to let them in a greenhouse...
Monday, December 2, 2013
Returned from a northern sojourn to three dead rodents and a whining dog. It was a good weekend in that I was able to see all three of my children, all five of my grandchildren, one of my best friends, and cousins galore that we love.
Cold blast coming tomorrow, little or no snow. Gonna clean house and decorate, get ready for wreathing and crafts. Need to finish wrapping water spigots and anything else for 14 degrees, Me?.
|Glitter glue + pine cones |
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Found so many different patterns on the ice at the edge of our pond today. I am sure someone would understand the chemistry that made for these patterns. For me, it is just another example of the wonders of nature. Glad I went for a walk there, I almost skipped it, worried about mud on my boots. I guess that is the opposite of "smell the roses".
Saturday, November 23, 2013
The plum tree that offers shade and hawk protection to the chickens all summer has now performed its last duty by adding a new layer of bedding to their yard. Notice the leaves above our rooster, Mr Darcy's, head. They have been sent airborn by his wild back kick. The sunny afternoons, though cool, have been delightful and will last several more iving me a chance to get hoses rolled up and tools put away before all is missing under snow.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
While picking the last of the tomatoes yesterday, I found this cauliflower! I forgot I planted cauliflower and I had given up on them because the gopher made off with several of the young plants. This one survived and was a great surprise yesterday. My favorite cauliflower recipe is just to steam the florets and add a cheese sauce. I have eaten mashed cauliflower that a Paleo diet fan prepared, it was interesting if not quite like potatoes and a lump of butter...