yesterday we got 10 more cms of snow. oh man. it is so pretty but i am sick of looking at snow!
here's a happy little guy enjoying hanging out under the bird feeder and collecting his rewards. (we think we have about 5 squirrels - one mamma and some babies. and yes, to PioneerPreppy's horror they overwinter in our basement, walls and one of our attics - the one we don't use.) this little guy and his family are very good at getting bird seed from under our bird feeders. waste not - want not people.
if my buddy Rob, being that he's quite a sarcastic guy, had have told me that we were going to still have snow in april - i would think he was pulling my leg. it's not just a little snow - we have a ton of snow! arghghghghggh!
this is how i currently feel:
and that is exactly what i am going to do tomorrow after i send the man off to work. he was at work all day today and he'll be back tomorrow. he's been working his butt off this winter and i really hope that they truly appreciate the skills and knowledge that he brings to this local company. he worked for our biggest government department back in ottawa and his kung-fu skills are mad. so i always try to feed him well:
that's a romaine and spinach salad with green and black olives, hearts of palm and artichoke hearts with my standard dressing (EVOO, fresh garlic, fresh ginger, apple cider vinegar with the mother, fresh lemon and sea salt and fresh cracked peppercorns). with homemade hot pickles (from our garden) on the side.
here's some delicious bass, caught last fall and properly vaccuum-sealed as soon as it came home with a bunch of raosted veg (the potatoes are ours from the garden), some kalamata olives and some orange slices.
my man caught that fish and he is the potatoe man around here. i used to be in charge of the potatoes back in the city but he and the potatoe plants have a real chemistry here. because of his extensive background in the IT field, he is the one who came up with the very technical way of saving potatoes from harvest in november to still eating those potatoes in april. he harvests the potatoes, puts them in a box and then puts a towel over them. and stores them in the basement. he's and IT wizard he is!!!!
kids...i am ready to lose my nut. we have never had snow on the ground this late in the year. i need to get out and walk through the mud with bare feet! i need to put my hands in the dirt! i need to start our seeds. i NEEEEED spring!
oh well. come heck or high water - tomorrow i will be saying: