Today we have a storm: snow and ice making the world all-over in white. But it’s warm - 30s and 40s, slick and wet . I’m working on a new batch of croissants, slowly seeking perfection; and a batch of popovers to eat with butter, honey, and a pot of hot tea this evening. I’m leaning towards making soup again tonight - fish chowder or creamy potato-leek. With grilled cheese or baked brie.. But we’ll see, maybe we’ll just end up eating oatmeal.
Monday, December 10, 2012
We sent our pigs off to the butcher yesterday. It’s strange not to have the chores everyday: feed, water, feed, water, water, water.. The pigs damaged their water trough a couple weeks back, giving it an uncertain, slow leak. I slept well last night, with no night-sounds from the pen to wake me. They’ll be back in a week or so - easier to handle and so much more enjoyable! Keeping pigs has been a fun adventure. I’m looking forward to doing it again soon. I’ve learned a lot. We’ll have a rubber water trough next year, and and early appointment with the butcher. We’ll have more scraps for the pigs, and and a larger pasture area.