Here are the two (not one) stray cats that showed up. I saw them go into one of our barns. The only concern is if they are both female. That's Aurora (our barn cat) in the box on the right eating. She doesn't seem to mind them and they are definitely hungry and young. If they stick around, I may have them trapped and checked. I'm concerned about the fact I've seen them cross the highway more than once. Not sure if someone dumped them here or they just showed up. Most likely dumped here. It's not the first time.
It's not been normal work for me since the leg procedure. No carrying out a bucket of water to the chickens, no carrying chicken feed, no bringing in an arm load of firewood, no lifting a canner pot etc. In a few weeks I hope to be back to my normal stuff. I can't carry the laundry basket out to put laundry on the clothesline either. Sigh. I am using the dryer and folding in the utility room.
The doctor and his two nurses said, "you can do normal stuff" when you go home. I said, "so no lifting a load of firewood?" and all three turned about and immediately said, "NO!" You see I'm not a "normal" person, ha ha! Yeah, things are so different when you homestead and are self sufficient.
Oh, and I have to put the spikes on my boots, so I can take the dog out without a yank here and there and fall to the ground on the layer of ice still out there.
The farmers scrambled to get their crops out, and Friday, I watched one farmer spray over his field with the snow over it.
Good news! Someone else volunteered to host Christmas on my husband's side of the family. Woo hoo to me!
The weather outside is . . .
32°F this morning, with a sunny high of 47°F.
On the breakfast plate . . .
I made this Sunday. There are leftovers for today - spicy sausage and hashbrown casserole.
As I look out my window . . .
The sun is trying to shine, but a bit hazy today.
Right now I am . . .
Getting ready to post this.
As I look around my house . . .
One of my kitchen tables is currently my "craft" table. It'll be that way for a few weeks, but I'll have new items to sell at the craft show.
On the to do list . . .
sweep and mop kitchen
vacuum living room
clean master bath
Make homemade English muffins
Work on crafts for the upcoming show
Stamp brown paper bags for shopping bags for the show
On the menu . . .
Chicken Pot Pie (didn't get it made last week)
Flounder, home canned corn relish, potatoes
Medicinal pesto pasta, steamed broccoli
Meatballs, quinoa, beets or green beans
Spaghetti, sauteed greens, possibly another veggie
What I'm reading . . .
I got this book free from the library. I added it to my bookshelf for a winter read.
On the TV . . .
Here's what I've watched while in recovery over the last week and weekend.
-Holiday in the Wild (good)
-Wine Country (funny)
-Otherhood (good and different)
Hallmark: (all from the library)
Christmas in Evergreen, Letters from Santa
It's Christmas Eve
Christmas in Grand Valley
I'll be Home for Christmas
Misc. (from the library:
Grumpy Old Men
What I am creating . . .
Wine cork Christmas trees to sell and lots of stuff. I'll have a "handiwork" post up to share. I am making new ornaments for the holiday craft show. I'll have more pictures soon.
New recipe I tried or want to try . . .
Still on the list - homemade chicken pot pie
Favorite photo from the camera . . .
This is a framed photo that lights up. Merry Christmas to us. The tree lights change colors too. We just love it.
Prayers . . .
Update: I have one more appt to go to, to go over the last sonogram, my friend's mother is scheduled to be released from the nursing home Nov. 25th.