Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!!

A very Happy New Year to everyone! There are many things I'm looking forward to this year. First and foremost is fiber optic high speed internet service. It was promised by Christmas and then the first of the year. The other day I found out that it won't be until the beginning of February. We're on the end of the line. No surprise there. We are conveniently located in the middle of no where!!

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I've been very busy baking. I enjoy baking but must say that when things fall apart, I find it pretty disappointing. The other day I attempted some new cakes and they were awful! After reviewing the recipe a few more times, I realized that I had misread the directions. I plan to try again today. I'm also going to work on making some new types of bread.

We are enjoying the puppies very much. There are some days that they are a lot of work but for the most part, they are just a lot of fun!! They are very smart and very loving. It's a joy to watch them play in the snow and dig all around in the nearly 2 feet of snow! I won't be enjoying that when it's the yard but for now, it's all good. Our puppies are Latte and Cappaccino. They are Golden Retrievers. It certainly has made for some very busy days this winter!!

I'm including some pictures of a flock of Bohemian Waxwings that happened by over Christmas week to eat the fruit of the flowering crab trees in the yard. It was a delightful experience watching these beautiful birds.

I'm still working on cutting trails and plan to get out sometime this week to cut some of the downed trees and clear the rest of the trails. It's a bit warmer than it was so I think I'll be able to get out there and get some work done. Still working on finishing knitting a pair of socks. Hopefully, I'll finish that as well. Today will be cookies. I need to bake cookies so that's on the agenda as well as feeding the birds and taking a ski. I'll be sure and let you know how things are going on the baking front and out in the woods. Luckily the wind has compacted the snow so it's a bit easier to ski. I had to snow shoe trails before I could ski and I am not the best at snow shoeing! Enjoy the pictures.

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