As the day faded into New Year's Eve, I did a little walkaround, checking the goats and visiting Jack the Miniature Donkey, who's a pretty good barnyard pal. I don't see him up close that often (I hear him all summer), but we get along. He's cool. Along with the goats and … [Read more...] about Another year gone by, and the donkey’s doing fine…
This wireless remote temperature and humidity sensor sits outside, beside the side door to the Milkhouse. Here, it's reading 0.3°C. Precise! I'm not overly thrilled by technology, but some gadgets I like. Like digital weather stations! They've become really CHEAP in the last … [Read more...] about Temperature gadget
While a bit of a tradition of leftover-turkey crepes were being cooked up for brunch this morning, I was eying the leftover boiled beets. It was something about shapes and the muted, earthy shades of purple, and maybe the bowl helped along the effect. Soothing. Mesmerizing. I … [Read more...] about Not turkey, beets!
Got the idea this morning to get something REALLY FRESH onto the Christmas dinner menu. A fat local turkey, plus squash, potatoes, carrots, beets and onions from storage (in addition to a ham and industrial veggies from the supermarket) didn't seem quite enough. But what could I … [Read more...] about Brussels sprouts for Christmas?
Yesterday, it hovered a little above freezing, today, it rocketed up to nearly 50°F (10°C) and started to rain pretty good. There are puddles on paths where the snow was packed and icy (here, the reflection is Bob's shed), patches of ground showing through in spots, and the … [Read more...] about Puddles on ice