After breakfast, we're off to the wood pile again today. As Papa Pea uses the chainsaw on more of the 8' long logs, I should be able to finish splitting all the kindling for which we have dried cedar slabs. I don't think it will fill the kindling bin, but when we pull out the wood splitter, we'll make more from the big chunks of pine that were cut last fall.
It was only 21 degrees when we got up at six bells this morning. Kinda chilly and frosty out there. We also had a beautiful snow storm for about half an hour yesterday afternoon. You know, those huge, giant snowflakes thickly falling while being blown sideways. It covered the ground (even though the temp at the time was 36 degrees --- so why wasn't it raining?) but melted quickly as soon as the flakes stopped. Today is forecast to be sunny and clear, but not what you'd call warm.
Our two Muskovy duck hens have kicked into egg-laying mode and we're now getting one or two duck eggs a day. We don't want to hatch out any ducklings this year, but since they were both good at hatching out eggs last year, as soon as we get a little farther into the season (when the weather warms up), we'll put some chicken eggs under the ducks hoping that will replenish our chicken flock for next year.
Back when we were following a vegetarian diet, I frequently made Lentil Burgers. I pulled the recipe out of my file box recently and made up a batch.
This is after forming, but before frying.
I had forgotten how good they are and both of us enjoyed the big patty we had on our plate Sunday night. Okay, not exactly the same as a ground beef burger, but a darn good alternative to my mind. Must make them more often. Actually, I can conveniently serve them a couple more times as the recipe made six burgers and they do freeze well.
We've been avoiding desserts or sweets during the week but allow ourselves something on Sundays. I've been making Caramel Rolls for our treat. My recipe makes two cake pans full so I freeze one for the next week. We both have a hard time not gobbling up both pans immediately. (I do believe we could.) Probably isn't so good to ingest that much of a sugar load. We both drink milk with the rolls . . . so does that make it any better?
Off now to tackle my desk top.