Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Chickadees and Cow Carcass
What a warm day we have had today. After another big snowstorm yesterday. Just unbelievable. Today the sun shone brightly. The snow slid off the roof in heavy clumps. For the first time in a long time you can actually pack the snow into a snowball. That is how warm it is! If one was into taking the time you could probably make a snowman.
Instead I have been cleaning house and washed the dog bedding. I have all the squares and appliques cut out now for the quilt and am ready set to start the machine embroidering on them. That should keep me busy for a good while. Then there is the batting and the backing to put in place. I don't have many days left to have it all done. Quite a challenge all of a sudden.
It is so nice to see the little chickadees back. They are flitting into the feeders. And now that there is a dead cow carcass in the yard they are sitting on that and helping themselves to fat. Good for them. Poor little things have had a hard go of it the last few weeks.
The dogs are happy to have the cow to eat too. All round it is a happy place to be this day. Especially if you like to chew on a dead cow.
Yesterday while Dennis was over at a friend's ranch killing the cow and loading it into the truck in white out conditions he dropped me off at another friend's ranch nearby. We had a good time albeit short time and made a few cards. That is always fun!
Now as I listen to the crackling of the wood heater I am thinking it is time to make some supper around here. I am making pork chops and mashed potatoes, cooked beets, and some applesauce(canned from the last applesauce canning bout) Not sure if I will do any baking.
The grace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST be with all of you.Amen
Have a nice cozy evening