This weeks weather was a little warmer than forecast, during the day...70's & 80's. The nights have been in the 30's, and because it's cooling down earlier than it did last week, and week before, it feels even colder at night. That we have had quite a bit of wind hasn't helped with that.
We didn't have a drop of rain, and I don't see any forecast for next week, either. There have been 2 fires which got away in our south county, from burn piles. It's way too early for this, but with Paten's area having a burn ban already, I can see that it's wide spread.
This week seemed to be more difficult than it needed to be, and I don't know why. But, I kept on pushing forward with things that I, personally, had to do...washing, cutting, cooking what vegetables came in, going through the banking with a fine tooth comb, finishing Marches purchases and paid bills, so that I could close that file, etc. etc.
I'm loving filling out my 'Just about everything' book. (I have an Everything book, so the name was taken, lol!) It's starting to look like my old one now.
I've put in it hard to find phone numbers to companies that I need to call semi-regularly, and the numbers of the companies which carry our websites, along with the dates of renewel and other pertinant information. Even if I can get the numbers online, I might not be online, yet still need to call one of them.
Even the cats had a difficult time this week. As the week wore on, Mamou and Uhura became fussy, and were a little short-tempered with one another in the house, where they had been sharing a couch just days before. (Albeit, for the 1st time.)
And, Tux, who can't come in the house anymore, has been coming in every day. He's so stealthy, that if you even go outside for a moment, you won't see or hear him come in.
It's like a full moon around here, sheesh!
We had a beautiful yearling buck here this week. We saw him because he set off the driveway zone detector one morning.
The polliwogs have almost doubled in size.
It's taken a lot of attention to keep their water filled, when it's been so dry, and warm. In the heat of the afternoon, they swim to the deeper end, to stay cooler.
Of all places, we found a little green frog next to the chicken coop. There's no water there, so Dh put him next to the polliwog pond, where frogs tend to congragate, at least once a day.
We're all using as many eggs as we like these days, because the hens are laying so many. Ds made egg salad, and so forth, and I am planning the same, plus making pudding. I am also planning an angel food cake, which takes 15 whites. I don't even consider them during the 'off season.' They are a nice way to have a high protein snack or dessert with no fat and less carbs overall.
The apple and pear trees which survived look really great, and one, called: Redfield, an apple, has amazing blooms. They are fuschia-y pink, about 2" across, and have a beautiful scent. There are some pretty white blooms on some others, but they have no scent.
We want to transplant the survivors where they will go permanently, but we have the deer around, so really can't until we can figure out a cage of some sort around each one, to prevent them from becoming deer snacks until they are more mature.
If you make hummingbird food, what ratio do you use? I'm making mine 4:1 water to sugar for most of the year.
Well, that's about it from this neck of the woods. How was your week?
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