When we got up, it wasn't so bad but the temperature has now dropped to 9°! We just got about 2 inches of snow but there is a little ice under that. We won't be getting out on the roads today.
I knew the birds would flock to the feeders with snow on.
This picture is for Kris....can you count them?
I bought a bag of hen scratch for the birds yesterday when we went to the feed store...forgot the crushed oyster shells which was the real purpose of the trip. They had Muck boots on sale and that took all my attention; not the ones I want though and the others weren't in my size. We did pick up extra feed for the chickens.
We came home and I used some leftover chili and white beans as a base for a large pot of new chili. I also made Ilene's hot milk sponge cake with chocolate butter cream icing. DH wanted a small piece at 4AM this morning when we got up.
Today's plan for the noon day meal (I call it lunch) is going to be a package of my frozen green-stage pink eye purple hull peas, fried potatoes with onion and a recipe of cornbread from my new "The Cornbread Gospels" cookbook (thank you for posting about this Joycee). I am enjoying reading this like a novel. I have decided I make northern/African type cornbread which means about half flour and meal and pretty sweet. I think I will try a southern type today. I will have to use yellow cornmeal since I never buy white.
The other book on soups is supposed to come today.
Well I brought all the gardening seeds down from the milk parlor yesterday and they are going to stay on the end of the dining room table until I figure out what I can get rid of and what, if anything, I need to order. I know I should have a packet of Long Island Cheese squash left, but it is not to be found! You would think after all these years gardening I would be so organized that I would never loose anything.....well the coffee can of tomato seeds wasn't with the other seeds....it took two more trips to the milk parlor where I found those in another room! Still no squash seeds. Then I remembered my sis had brought me some Kwintus bean seeds down (I originally have given her some of mine but I didn't save enough seeds last season for this season)and I didn't know where they were! Found those blasted things....still no squash seeds. The other thing is why didn't I save seeds from those beauties when I raised them two years ago......I saved a bunch of various things this year by just clipping some plants and laying on the back porch.....no labels. Do I know what they are now? I do not! So that is my goal this year:
When I was outside yesterday morning spreading straw, I had company:
and her daughter, Bette.