Yesterday I woke up to this....
A sign fall is here to stay and winter is on the way. Wood splitting must get into full swing here on the homestead.
I tried another new recipe. It's in the current issue (Oct/Nov) Country Woman magazine - Thyme-Sea Salt Crackers. I've been looking for a different cracker recipe, other than our homemade wheat thins, for snacks (including hummus). I will leave the salt off next time - too salty for me.
Speaking of hummus, I made a batch to go with those yummy crackers. Youngest likes to pack it in her lunch.
I took advantage of the wind, although it was sprinkling, and put laundry on the line. Thankfully, it all dried, and I got it all down before it poured here.
I cut more rose tops and am now saving these fragrant petals for tea making as well. Although I am not going to make "rose" tea, I will mix them into a concoction for a high calcium tea. I don't have all the ingredients yet, but have started to dry more spearmint for it too. Next spring, when I expand the herb garden, I'll be trying the tea.
Now. About the kitten. Although the "Inn" is full and there are no vacant rooms here, this little guy moved in. Daughter was caring for him for the owner, who had no time for feeding him, and he was to go back when he was nice and strong.
Unfortunately, this little guy passed away yesterday. He was just not well nourished, and his Mom stopped caring for him. He was so tiny for being 3 1/2 weeks old. The worst part is, that I was watching him when he passed. He was just up and meowing, I had fed him, wiped his eyes and had him right next to me in a box. Poor little guy didn't have the strength to make it. It was a sad day at the homestead.