More Snow?

The forecast calls for more snow, but I’m optimistic the weatherman is wrong. The temperature is hovering about 4C and we’re thawing out nicely. My daughter made this snowman back before Christmas when everyone still loved snow and thought it was great. What a difference a couple of weeks can make.

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Thaw

After weeks of bitter cold, ice, and snow, we’ve finally had a tiny warm spell. In such a brutal winter, warm is relative, and 2C feels like summer. The snow is gone from everywhere but the ground, and hopefully that will shift by the end of the week. I don’t think I’ve ever been so…

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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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