While it's still warm in the mid to late afternoons, it's been very fall-like most of the days this week, and downright cold the past couple of mornings. The warmest day was 90, but just for a little while, and the coldest night was 39...brrrr!
They say that we will have some rain Sunday/Monday, then back to dry after that. The temps. should cont. to be cool - maybe 80's, with 40's or less (?) at night.
We had our weird inspection on Thursday, and the paperwork indicated that we should pass.
The pumpkin patch is cleaned out now. The deer found them, and were enjoying them, so we took them out. The imperfect ones will go to the chickens...who love them. At least I don't have to buy them any this year. Thyri gets a couple that look good, and Ds gets a couple to make into pumpkin candy.
Energy-wise I'm doing so much better by eating the meat. Injury-wise I think that I have a few weeks to go before I've really healed, .
It's a hazardous time of year to be driving around animals. Ds has seen herds of elk, and this week someone hit a bear on 101.
There was quite a bit of smoke this week. The fires from the lightning are still burning - over 25,000 acres with only 7% containment, and new evacuations. It will take a gully washer, and for more than a day or two, to help this situation.
Ds is working at some dangerous jobs this week and next. One is the river that he does a couple of times a year where someone needs to actually go in the water. It was scheduled for around Tuesday, I believe, but with our day of rain being Monday, the water will rise, and potentially be swift moving. One year there was a fast rise in the water that they barely got out of the way of.
The other is a job that he will have all winter at a place where there's the stone serpentine. He has to wear masks, and if the wind kicks up, especially when it's dry, he has to leave. That's because serpentine can be asbestos, and you can't be around the dust. Eegads!
I've been making a tentative shopping list, and even a menu for next month. My menus are one of my favorite things to do, but only if we can follow them. I didn't even bother the past couple of months, so even though it's going to be simple, though tasty fare, I'm thrilled to be making it.
With it getting colder at night, and dropping in temperature earlier each evening, I'm thinking of using one of my two pieces of meat to make a stew, or a soup, or maybe something in between. It freezes well, and we always love it. I have some ingredients here. All I would need would be a head of cabbage - which I love in soup, and it stretches it, and a bag of carrots.
I like to freeze it sans carbs, then add what we feel like each time...potatoes, small pasta like shells or elbows, have it with bread, cornbread, or my personal favorite, garlic bread. You can even add rice one night, if you like.
I can't really make it right now, but maybe with Dh helping we can get it done. It would make wonderful, nutritious meals.
The hummingbirds are still here and eating, but I'm wondering if they will stay if the weather continues to cool. Last year they were here until December.
Well, that's all from this neck of the woods. How was your week?
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