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February 27, 2015

Friday Follow-Up

This week:

-- I've really enjoyed watching the birds at the bird feeder this week. One morning as I looked out the kitchen window I saw half a dozen male cardinals with their mates, a large group of juncos, a few sparrows and two blue jays all competing for space at the feeder, searching for dropped seed underneath, or perched in the bare branches of the apple tree. I haven't seen this many birds in one place since we moved to Oak Hill over ten years ago. While I miss the songbirds of Michigan, I'm hoping that some will find our feeder this summer when the cardinals have moved on to their summer homes.

-- Snow - We had snow on Sunday and Monday, and have another storm predicted today that is supposed  to last through Tuesday. My winter outdoor clothes make me feel like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. It's best just to stay home in this weather, and I've enjoyed one of the quietest weeks I've had in awhile, although I took advantage of Wednesday's clear skies to lay in more supplies just because I could.

In preparation for this weekend's storm I bought another round bale for the horses and moved it into the pasture. I filled the birdfeeder and the water troughs and plugged the tank heater in. I gave the pigs more straw to snuggle in and put the tarp back on the hay. I think we're ready - let it snow.

-- The new hard drive for my laptop was delayed two days because of the snow. Once the part arrived hubby put it all back together, and now one of his coworkers will hopefully get it up and running again.

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-- This week's posts were Kidding Supplies and part four of my soapmaking series, Cutting and Curing Soap.

-- What's up in your corner of the world?


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