The weather continues to be mild on the whole with 2-3 days of more seasonal temps now and then - like today. A dusting of snow (1st of the winter) and only getting to high 20s (if that) with single digits tonight.
|Another example of this brutal El Niño winter. Ha!|
Been playing in the kitchen a lot and have put up several posts on the Chef's Page: roast chicken, a brace of meatloafs, homemade sourdough starter (pancakes & cornbread). And my latest triumph - sourdough spelt bread!
Mom and I are doing fine (although she broke her partial on New Year's Day; they must have been weak - she was eating JELLO at the time *sigh*). The nice weather has not kept us from her PT 2ce a week.
Only thing rankling me right now is the RO water system. After 3 months of 'fixes' it's still not right and I will most likely have to replace most of it, including all water lines. (RO water) For now I'm buying drinking water. It'll get resolved one way or another.
Last year was the big household purge and it was a huge success. I still have a few items need to go, but what a difference after it all shook out.
2016 will be the big reorganization of what's left: sorting, better storage, rearranging. Same goes for the gardens. After last year's garden purge, I'm looking for more substantial 'fill ins' like everygreen trees and shrubs. Especially since all 3 huge ash trees are succumbing to Emerald Ash borer and will have to come down. That is going to leave huge holes in the sky.
There are also plans to expand SpaRRows (my container veg garden). Last year's experiment to bring everything up to the deck to keep the plants from the deer worked out great.
Other than that - no nit-picky resolutions here. We're looking forward to a drama-free, healthy 2016 for us and everyone else. Fingers crossed.
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Hey! Right this minute: a little lake effect snow. Probably the only kind of snow we'll see this season. No WAY will the Great Lakes freeze over this winter.