Is this a large coyote track or a small wolf lurking right next to the cabin as he came up from the creek, exploring these....
deer tracks and ...
a turkey trot!
GO AWAY SNOW! I refuse to shovel you again!Meltdown is finally starting to occur. The logs are dripping off during the warmer days as they dry for next winters firewood.
Click on any of the pictures for a closer look of the meandering creek just below our log cabin. I LOVE to see water again instead of just snow and ice. I am so ready for spring, a warm spring.
Weird, but I thought these frozen ripples looked like fingers and toes...but I'm sure glad they aren't mine.
Pretty ice, in it's own right...I'm always amazed how the water runs a foot beneath the ice as it melts from the bottom up. That's what makes it so very dangerous to walk on during the melt-down., or is it the melt-up?
In any event, NO ice, is safe ice, during any thaw. Click on the picture below and you can see the boulder a foot below the ice as the water runs around it. Check out the scalloped edge on the ice...I rather like it.
Let's see if this huge burl actually becomes a bowl as I requested. I think this is one project I am going to have to produce on my own. It's a good thing I have my own sets of wood lathe tools. Now I have to learn how to use them. Burls make the most beautiful and interesting wooden bowls. Maybe, someday, I can show you what I'm talking about.
I got excited to see the tight buds on the wild raspberry brush. I just know that it won't be more than 2 months before we see leaves on those branches and berries. If only we can pick some before the bears find them. That will be in July, as I patiently wait.
Another hope for spring, is seeing the Wood Ducks returning. Hopefully, a pair will use this nest box by the creek. Time to start to throw a little enticing corn for them. They usually show up just as the ice is going out and the grass is peeking through. Along with them, come the Mallards, by the dozens. Let's hope at least a few of them stay to raise their families.
Speaking of the food trough, look what I made today...another jar of the best pickled eggs. I thank my nephew's wife for the recipe, handed down to her by her mother. I'd best ask for permission first, to pass this goodie down to you. If you're around in about 10 days, I'll give you a taste!
We had so many tomatoes, onions and olives left over from the birthday party sub sandwiches last week, that I had to use them up somehow. What better, than Homemade Chunky Tomato Soup. Oh my gracious, this was so good!
There were Still left-overs , so I whipped up a Homemade Tomato/Mushroom/Green Olive/Red Onion/Portabello Mushroom/Sausage/Hamburger/Garlic/Basil/Oregano Pizza topped with slices of Cheddar and Muenster Cheeses and shredded Romano, for supper. Now, THAT was a mouthful~~~and mmm mmm, so good!
No dessert tonight~no tummy room!
Hope you all enjoyed the ride and the food. Come again real soon! Maybe, I'll bake next time. I hear dark chocolate is good for my heart!