The storm could have been worse – the wind could have been fierce and taken down the power lines but it just rained and rained and then froze.
I made my way to the barn twice yesterday wth the help of an ice scraper to stab the ice but I’m not sure how I’ll get there today. Rick suggested getting in the van and backing it slowly to the barn and then driving it back as a way to safely get there and I might have to do just that.
I cooked short ribs yesterday and took the meat off the bone so today I can make beef and noodles. Sounds good for a cold day, doesn’t it?
Just a few words about watering the plants. Surprisingly the orchids spent the summer outside and were rained on repeatedly which I worried about because during the winter I water them very sparingly and never let them sit in water. I wonder if all that rain has had something to do with the many blooms – I have done nothing special. They sit in a south window and they require less water than a cactus.
I don’t have a watering schedule but I do use a water meter. This one was purchased at Menards for about $5. It takes the guesswork out of watering your plants. After using it for awhile, you become very familiar with each plant’s water requirements.
I am never bored and can think of a million things to do today unlike Rick who is bored to tears. How is everybody coming with their triangle square blocks? I believe the discrepancy in the finished size of my blocks happened when I sewed the TS together, the Thangles were accurate.
Stray barn kitty is still in the barn but I can’t get near him.