Perfect Pumpkin Muffins

Back before Thanksgiving, I thought it would be a good idea to buy a case of canned pumpkin puree from the on line American grocer. Surely, I’d use all 15 cans in no time. Ha. With the expiration date looming, I’ve gone into full use-pumpkin mode — my favourite use being pumpkin muffins. I’ve tried…

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So Cold

It was colder here than at the South Pole today, -20C! My poor hens aren’t getting out for much exercise at the moment, and only Nella is brave enough to march about in the snow. Our Siberian weather is supposed to last another ten days. May it pass quickly.

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Eli

This is my cat Eli. Eli sleeps on my feet every night, and visits me when I’m in the bath. Eli likes to eat things, the strangest being an empty popcorn bag. He can’t walk quietly like most cats on account of his huge, thumpy back feet. And he meows like a girl.

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Meikle Bin

Our walk up the Meikle Bin on Boxing Day was cut short by a blizzard. We hurried back down the hill in hope we’d make it home before the narrow, windy road back to Denny became too snowy for driving. I’m happy to report we got home with no incidents, save a little slippy-slide on…

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Still Winter

We had a smattering of snow yesterday. Giant, fat flakes fell for most of the afternoon, but didn’t settle. This morning there is hardly a trace, but it’s very cold. I’ve been outside with the kettle thawing the hens’ water this morning, and will probably have to do this again before their bed time.

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