So nothing exciting happened this last week. I’ve been having normal work days – cranking out orders by day/crafting by night – and have been cooking some more this week (something that like artwork, comes in waves of inspiration).
I am a messy cook. I fully admit it. Things spill, items are flying, there’s usually a halo of flour on the floor if I’m baking (or veggies if I’m cooking). And Zoe…well, she’s my “sous” chef in the kitchen. My right-hand pug. She hears a chop of a knife and she’s on my heels.
And whenever I cook meat, her canine instincts go into overdrive and she’s practically climbing on the cabinets trying to get in on the goods. So it was no different this week when I cooked a turkey.
I can tell that Spring is around the corner because it’s been really windy here and that’s always a dreadful part of Spring up here. And I’m not talking breezy, but rather uber windy, the kind that wakes you up at night and makes it unpleasant to go for walks in. It is unrelenting and lasts for weeks, a particular worry up here in the mountains where we’ve had record low snowfall this winter. People in the community are already talking about getting their emergency evacuation kits ready for fire season.
However, we did get a couple inches this week, which was a nice surprise to wake up to.
The first year we moved up here, it snowed 6 feet during a 3 week period over the holidays. Then it snowed more throughout the entire season. We were giddy. This year I don’t think we’ve seen more than a foot all season long, however we typically receive 50% of our total snowfall for the year from March 1st – May 31st, so there’s still some hope (yep, it can snow all the way into June and start up in September). That’s life at 8,300 feet in the Rockies.
There’s lots of wildlife up here, though it’s been a little quiet lately. But the deer are ever-present around here and still inspire awe whenever they trounce through our yard. This week we spied 3 furry white butts through our front window…
…which quickly turned into 7 deer in our driveway plucking away at what little green had been poking through the rough, mountain grasses and brush.
Mule deer are quite cute…
Sierra and David are doing well. And Peanut? Well, she’s still sleepy…
Hope your weekend’s off to a good start!