This morning it was -4° and I think that is the last of the abnormal cold! Hallelujah! All next week is going to be nice, nothing unusually warm but around 43°.
I started a highly recommended book, 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'. I am almost finished and have enjoyed it tremendously. When I saw it was a collection of just letters between a group of people, I thought it couldn't possible hold my attention............wrong. It is a delightful book.
I will start another hat for our KC granddaughter sometime today. Surely I will move along much faster after doing two and won't be ripping out anything.
We managed to save all the eggs from freezing yesterday by collecting them 3 times.
I had DH hang a suet feeder outside the kitchen window hoping to attract a few different species for enjoying and photographing.
I didn't get started on the seed spreadsheet.....see how I procrastinate; not a good quality.
I am happy to report I got all 60 of the different seeds entered on Excel....there are lots more out in the milk parlor that I will do later when it gets past 10° outside. It went very smoothly.
Speaking of bird suet (and I was earlier) I decided I would make us a suet cake (not really, but kind of). I got the recipe off the cereal bag several years ago. I think I like it better than DH but I made it anyway:
Cereal Granola Bars
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup syrup
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups Malt-O-Meal Honey & Nut Toasty O's Cereal
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2 T sesame seeds
In a large saucepan combine sugar and syrup and bring to a full boil while stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
Press into a 9x13 ungreased pan. Let set up some and cut into bars.
Yield 36 bars.
I didn't have sunflower seeds so chopped up some English Walnuts....any nut would do.