That wonderful morning Bear and I braved the howling winds on our walk, Sean spent an hour or so snowblowing the driveway. We are so glad we invested in a used snowblower this year, having paid for the driveway to be plowed in previous years at $20 a pop. With the amount of snow that's been dumped in upstate New York, it paid for itself in one month. We have a loooong driveway.
I love being able to stand over the cook stove, flipping eggs on the griddle and watch what is happening outside, snow blowing, sun rising over the hills, kiddos running about doing chicken and duck chores then sneaking in a quick sled down the driveway before breakfast, coming in to hover by the wood stove, rosy cheeked.
After an almost two month hiatus, our birds have begun laying again. I think they took Sean's threats to send them into the stew pot to heart. Store eggs just don't cut it after tasting these golden mounded beauties. With this weather, the race is always on to find the eggs before they freeze and crack.
We also began to notice Bear becoming a little rounder this winter and found she had become adept at opening locked chicken hutch doors...
On a side note, I've made a healthier variation of this quick bread recipe. I'll share it soon. It is a delicious combination of wheat, rye and white flours.
A few of the small ones of the household are still recovering from various colds and viruses but we're good. Sleep works miracles.
Sean took a few of the boys ice skating this morning so I think I'll go tackle another few loads of laundry while the house is fairly dull!
Have a beautiful day,