As you can see, we still have a bit of snow left in our part of the country. Won't be doing any tilling in the garden this week yet.
Although late last night while listening to the radio we heard a weather forecast warning of overnight temps dipping down to -25 degrees (!), we had only -9 degrees this morning at 6 a.m. We've had bright sunshine all day and now near 3 p.m., the temperature is a sizzling 11 above.
We've been parking our little run-about
Made a batch of homemade soup this morning. It's a vegetarian recipe (Lentil-Barley) I've made for umpteen years but had some leftover cooked beef from dinner last night that I threw in the pot. I personally love barley and the way it makes such a thick, robust pot of soup.
Our chickens are laying eggs like there's no tomorrow so I made a big bowl of egg salad this morning, too.
If you've been reading this blog, you know I'm in one heckuva bread baking mood. I have two batches of bread rising as we speak. Oatmeal Bread again . . . it has tasted soooo good and is such a nice sandwich bread. Also Italian Bread rising in the four small loaves to put in the freezer and use as garlic cheese bread with pasta dishes, or soup, or salad, or just because. Mmmm, love that melted cheese!
Roy and a good friend are off bushwhacking this afternoon . . . one of their very favorite things to do. J's wife dropped him off here after church, I fed them soup and sandwiches for lunch, gave them each a bag of cookies, and sent them off. They took snowshoes and are exploring territory heretofore unknown to man. I have a vague idea of where they went (probably couldn't find them if I had to though) but both of them are intelligent, woods-wise guys, each carrying a pack with emergency supplies (including eight cookies each), and as long as they're together, I don't worry about them. Our dog Zoey is with them also . . . wait, should I be worried about her? Oh well, I can always call Search and Rescue if the three of them don't turn up by midnight.
It may be the first of March but with all the snow we've had (and still have) this year, it doesn't look like it will be an early spring in the