I've already tried my hand at tatting, shooting a gun, and so forth, so this list will be more difficult to write and update. Hmm...what haven't I learned to do yet? And what do I still want to do? And which ones will I have time for this year?
The Farmer's Almanac was right on target yesterday. It snowed most of the day, but melted away by dinner time.
It's a good thing I was home too. I went outside for something and heard Misty (another lamancha goat) crying out in the goat fence. I was confused, because the barn door had not been opened for them to be out yet.
Sorry for the bad photos. Both had trouble latching on, and would not nurse. After about 1 1/2-2 hours they were bottle fed, which daughter had to milk from their Mom. They weren't too excited about that method either.
Sadie, my oldest daughter's dog, was protecting, and mothering the babies when we brought them inside. Can you see her long tongue giving the girl a good cleaning? That is just her. She mothers all babies here.
They are back out with Mom, and more eager to nurse on their own (thankfully).
In the midst of it all, the power went out for 2 hours. I'm thankful it's back on and the sun is shining bright right now.
. . . to this on Wednesday. This is a photo from this morning. The wind blew the entire day and even blew drifts inside the animal barn. This part of the horseshoe drive, had 5 foot drifts across by 5:00pm. Not only did we go from melted snow to piles of snow, we went from 50°F on Tuesday to -10°F wind chill today. And yes, some water pipes are frozen, but thankfully not my shower (woo hooooo to that!).
I pulled another magazine page from my hoarded pile of recipes, and made Woman's Day magazine's Ginger Bars (Sept. 2010, just Google the recipe and you'll find the site). I'll admit, I had my doubts about this recipe.
We are still experiencing cold temperatures, so baking in the kitchen just helps heat this place up a bit. Speaking of heat, Hubby installed the new auger on the pellet stove last night and we fired it up. It is so nice to have heat again.
you ever felt discombobulated when your routine is abruptly changed? I do. It throws off my thinking, activities or chores, for the entire
day. It forces me to be a different "me" for the day. It forces me to be more creative.
I tried yet another recipe from my hoarded pile. I did adjust it a teensy bit, and although green onion gives a dish color, I opted for shallots.
It's not really called "Saucy" but it did make a lot of sauce, so I think I could cut back on the sour cream next time. I am lucky to be able to find organic butter, sour cream and cottage cheese at our local grocer. I also had organic whole wheat rotini noodles on hand for this recipe. The family fought over leftovers, they liked it that much.
The snow did not arrive as the forecast predicted. The wind came with a small bit of it, and that was it. I had Saturday night and Sunday to do whatever I felt like - no demands, no errands, no schedule, pretending I had a few snow days. This morning we have a -9° wind chill. The bitter cold has moved back in on us.
Grab of cup of coffee or tea. It's a long Monday morning ramble. . .
Do you have pickles in your pantry? Do you grow green onions or chives in your herb garden?
If you do, you may enjoy using them for this new recipe we tried. I've been talking about increasing our salmon, and clearing out my hoarded pile of recipes, so here is another adapted recipe that we are keeping.