The End of Winter Break

3 Jan

Well, I started back to work today.  I somehow feel like my winter break was all about cats.  It was.

Salem and Tiger

And I’d feel better if I still had a few more days to get things settled down between Rocky and Bob and making sure Tiger doesn’t get too rough with Salem. But I’m trusting that it will all work out.  It’s honestly a big enough house they should all be able to avoid each other, and they are doing okay.

Rocky and Bob

The other thing I accomplished over break was getting my tarps up.  Finally.

Bambi in front of the window that was wide open.

Along with covering the window, I had to re-staple the tarp on the north part of the lean-to.  Honestly, I need to replace it next year.

Daisy and Bambi (you can barely see the tarp in the back)

Same with the tarp on the north part of the lean-to with the bucks.  I need to replace it next year also.

Frodo

I did have a little bit of time to get artsy crafty.  I’m trying to come up with more pieces to put in the soap room.

Haven’t decided how to finish it yet, but it’s this far.

I washed a bunch of peacock feathers.

dripping wet from the sink

getting dry and fluffy

I have lots of ideas, but I need to make friends with the glue gun.

Trying to figure out how to take advantage of those eyes

It seems to have a mind of its own.  I also need to dig the burlap out of the basement.

Just laying out some ideas

I did do a couple of experiments in the kitchen.  I made roasted Brussels sprouts and mushroom with onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese.  It was pretty good.

I also tried a Boston cream pie.  I’d never made one before.

I tried to give most of the Boston cream pie away, but everybody is trying to be good with their eating in the new year.  At least the Little Farm Hand liked it, and on my way home from delivering it to everyone, I got to see this amazing owl swoop onto Main Street and land on the electric line.

What an amazing bird!

Honestly, I feel like I didn’t get much accomplished that I wanted to this break, but I’m just going to blame it on cats and weather and call it all good.

5 Responses to “The End of Winter Break”

  1. Eileen Wise January 4, 2022 at 5:06 am #

    Hello,
    The winter break went fast. Love the kitties and goats. The owl is a cool sighting, great photos. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week ahead!

  2. Jeanne January 4, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

    What a beautiful owl! I’m glad you got to see it and take that great picture!

    You really got a lot done, I think. You got to enjoy your critters a lot. I hope all goes well with the cats.

    I hope the rest of the school year goes well.

    • Jeanne January 4, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

      P.S. I forgot to say that I’m impressed with the new projects you showed!

  3. janicead January 4, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

    Do you ever feel you have accomplished as much as you set for yourself? You are a high achiever, lady.

    • Teresa January 4, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

      Well, I really wanted to make some soap that I’m running low on. I’d have been quite content if I had gotten that and filling the dumpster again (but cats and weather).

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