Here Comes the Snow Again

All our snow from last weekend is still here.
And more is coming down as I write.
I’ve come to terms with needing to go out into it to tend critters, shovel, etc etc, but I won’t give it the satisfaction of a photo on the blog.

Instead, I’m choosing to focus on more warm and tasty subjects.

Subject One:
Spinning of Chone fleece. One more bobbin’s worth accomplished this afternoon

which puts me only 3 ounces away from my objective

Subject Two:

Combed and spun Esther singles for the bottom ribbing and collar/buttonband of the multicolor vest

Subject Three:

Pie

Berries from this past summer. Added some almond flour to the crust and was really pleased with how that affected the texture. Really flaky and tender!

Posole

A new cold-weather favorite. So flavorful and satisfying. My version is a blend of a couple recipes I found online

All kinds of great flavors in there- garlic, onion, ginger, allspice, clove, oregano, cumin, red chiles- plus pork, hominy, tomatoes.


It would be more photogenic if I had the traditional garnishes (cilantro, radishes, avocado) on hand. But it’s plenty tasty the way it is.

So that’s how I’m dealing with our unfortunate cold spell.
The sheep don’t seem to mind so much, as they have nice heavy coats. The chickens are not pleased, but I’m keeping them full of scratch and sunflower seeds and they seem to be coming through it ok.
I’ve rigged a tarp on the northeast side of the shed that is keeping most of the swirling snow from blowing in and getting all over their bedding, so that’s an improvement.
But we’ll all be relieved when we get back to our regularly scheduled programming.

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