Archive for January, 2014
MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE IS NECESSARY FOR SURVIVING WINTER IN MINNESOTA.Â I MAKE IT WITH REGULAR HOT CHOCOLATE AND ADD CINNAMON AND VANILLA.Â SOMETIMES, I FLOAT WHIPPING CREAM ON TOP. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY.
Winter is a waiting time. Today, I am waiting for the Great Pyrenees puppies to be born.Â I am waiting for the plantsÂ to germinate under the grow lights. I am waiting for my neighbor to plow snow that blocks the drive way. I am waiting for my Prayers to be answered on issues close […]
Mocca is back outside today. She enjoyed being in the house yesterday, but she is not close enough to puppy delivery to stay inside all the time. Tesse is close to her birthing time, so she will remain inside.Â Walking around two huge female Great Pyrenees, and one poodle, in a small farm house, is […]
Tesse is happily shreddingÂ the newspapers I put in her whelping box.Â This is a good sign. Her “spouts” are filling up and I am officially on “puppy watch”.Â What make this truly fascinating is that I moved Mocca inside this morning.Â Mocca was bred to Boaz about the same time as Tesse.Â There is […]
It looks like Tesse will be the first of my Great Pyrenees to have her puppies. We moved herÂ inside today. She will love the whelping box, enjoy all the extra petting, and devourer mega amounts of dog food. (plus her vitamins, raw eggs, and lamb patties)Â Considering the wind chill is minus 50 degrees, […]
In spite ofÂ unreasonable cold,Â slippery ice, and blowing snow, there are a few bright spots to this beast of a Minnesota winter. They are called Blue Jays. I have three males who politely take turns at my bird feeder. They are amazingly nice to each other. I think it helps them survive by getting […]
My skin had never dried out and flaked off until we moved to Minnesota. That just did not happened in Texas. It is the winters curse in the North land.Â The commercial products talk big, but so do not work for me. My solution is an easy one.Â I tried olive oil. Olive oil destroys […]
My first winter in Minnesota, I spent a lot of time looking up. I wasn’t being spiritual. It was because I had not developed my ice walking skills.Â Â When snow falls on top of ice, it is the worse kind of trap for the inexperiencedÂ Texan.Â You are having a good day and suddenly winter […]
“Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day. It’s 30 degrees below zero and all my sheep want hay.” I can sing or I can cry. Today, I will sing.
This winter in Minnesota is a BEAR, No doubt about it! Each day, I can make a choice. When the snow comes in a fury, I can make snow angels or shovel. My preference are angels. My plan for surviving today is in full swing.#1 Dinner will be hot, spicy, Indian food. It really helps […]