Monday, December 25, 2017

white Christmas


in which our plucky heroine has an indoor day...

It was snowing yesterday, and while the weather has warmed some, the snow is now covered with a layer of ice everywhere. When I went to open the chicken house and bring the hens fresh food and liquid water, they were quite dubious about the conditions in the chicken yard. And later, when I looked out the window, I saw that they indeed had no desire to slip slide down the ramp to eat their food off the icy ground, and instead, an nasty squirrel was having a field day with the organic layer pellets...

Perhaps I am soft-hearted, at least a little, so I filled a ceramic bowl with henfood, and brought it out to them inside the little chicken house. And later on today, I will swap that for a half full bowl of warm water so they can have a drink...

Nanny Og and Boneclaw Mother, not thrilled at a white Christmas
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My actual goal for the day is to fill at least two bags with declutter... trying to meet my year goal means 8 more bags by the end of the year, which is rather a challenge indeed, since all the low hanging fruit have already been picked. I am going to takd a spin through my sewing patterns, the bottom drawers in the dresser, and my collected magazines not yet recycled...
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Last week I made corn tortillas here at home, for the first time. When I was up in OlyWa last month, it was one of the things I learned, and it is dirt simple if one has a tortilla press. And earlier this month, I had found one at Goodwill... I also realised this morning, that I could make a small batch, just a few rather than a dozen or so, and so todays lunch was quesadillas, with fresh tortillas and the last of the homemade salsa verde from 2016.
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December SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 Kestrel hat backdoor latchpaper recycling
2 sekrit needlebook blackhorse earringsbox of magazines
3 turquoise heart pendant framed old photo -
4 much cranberry ketchup x -
5 second original scrollx -
6 otter face needlebook x -
7 black corduroy pinafore x -
8 x x -
9 x x -
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x
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1 comment:

  1. I SIMPLY ADORE that you have a chicken named Nanny Og!!!!

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