We are finally getting rain. 1 inch so far and a lot more promised for tomorrow if we aren't too far north to catch it. Springfield is supposed to get 4 inches. Today is cold, very windy and a good day to be inside (poor DH). I will be making chili.
I took pictures from the back stoop.....that is as far as I would venture.
I was worried the red maple wasn't going to color, but it did.
I zoomed a little too much here but you can see the wind and Willow and son in the far distance. That was after milking. She gave us 2 gallons which was very good after a cold and rainy night.
More wind in the oak outside the living room
The previous week was spent doing some extra cleaning. Our daughter and granddaughter came down for a tour of Drury University on Friday. I doubt she will choose it but needed to see a small school for comparison. Both of our offspring are MU alumni but with their recent troubles there are no firm plans for her to attend their alma mater. Sad, sad goings on. Hopefully things will get straightened up. She has lots more visits to make.
I had promised to make our GD twice baked potatoes and barbecued ribs and knew I wouldn't be able to squeeze that in over Thanksgiving so that was our Friday evening dinner. I was worried about the ribs but they turned out great cooked in the oven with a rub, long and low heat. Brushed on sauce at the last. We got a kick our of our daughter. She drank three glasses of Willow milk at one setting. That was a first! Our kids were raised on home-grown milk and they still love it.