Bloglet: Rain, Cold Frames, Laundry, and Birds

March-17-2011

It is really going to be warm today—low 60s. I have the furnace turned off and the windows open. The house smells wonderful. You can’t burn enough scented candles to substitute for the smell of fresh, warm, spring air.

This morning I rolled out of bed and went out and propped up the door of the cold frame (it got up to almost 90 degrees in there yesterday before I realized what was happening!); refilled the all the bird feeders, scraped the patio, and threw fresh seed down for the ground feeders; and let the chickens out, cleaned under the perches, and threw them some scratch (No eggs yet today!).

I hung one load of wet cottons on the line right away because we are supposed to get rain this afternoon. Lots of birds are singing. I haven’t seen or heard red wing black birds or killdeers yet, but I’m sure I will soon. I think I’ll scrub and fill the big bird bath today. It should attract some robins!

I’ll spend the rest of the morning homeschooling (My daughter is working on a new demonstration speech for the upcoming 4-H Communication Arts Festival after she gets done with her other subjects.), doing laundry, and marking up manuscript and the afternoon doing some baking if it rains. (I found a binder of King Midas/Occidental Flour Company recipes at the Middleton Library bag sale. I think yeast and flour companies make the best baking cookbooks don’t you? The nice thing about this one is that it is older so it is all from scratch—no extra stuff to run to the store to buy).  I also have to pay bills and run errands and squeak a walk in somewhere in there. It’s a good life if you don’t weaken! Begonia

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