The sun has been shining all day today and at just past 2 p.m. we have hit a high of 5 ABOVE zero. A real cause for celebration. (Yes, it is the little things in life, folks . . . )
I was late in ordering my two 2015 calendars this year. Didn't put in the order until the 5th of January. Now I'm wondering why I waited so long. I keep one on the wall here near my desk and the main one is on the side of the refrigerator in the kitchen. I can't believe how many times a day I look to see what the date is or to check a notation (that should be) there. Who knew I used my calendars so much? I received notification that they were shipped on the 6th, day after my order, so where are they??
We just came up from the root cellar after doing one of our irregular regular (?) checks down there to make sure none of the veggies or apples had bad spots or were starting to mold. Found one apple (only one!) with a bruise and tiny speck of mold on it. Otherwise, everything looks super-doo.
We've never had cabbage keep in such good shape. Conditions must be juuust right for them. I brought up this beauty that weighs in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces. (Boy howdy, that's a lot of coleslaw.) The beets and carrots are looking good also. There is a bucket of potatoes out in the garage utility sink where my dear husband does a quick washing of them to get off 90% of the dirt before bringing them into the kitchen.
There's no lack of good food around here, that's for sure. I'm feeling guilty that I'm not attempting Susan's (over at e-i-e-i-omg!) challenge to herself of not purchasing any food for a year. I do admire that gal a whole bunch. For many reasons. You go, girl!
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