Friday, October 09, 2009

Snow is blowin' and the stove is glowin'. For my Christmas truck-driving bonus, Boss Goodall gave me a load of coal today. He picked it up yesterday in Wyoming. It's hard to imagine a better present than high-grade anthracite coal this time of year.

Neighbors Barb and Ed Danks have given Hana and me much of the harvest from their big garden. They've also loaned us their food dryer. We've been dehydrating apples, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and beets.

Dad and I are building a west-facing, 9'x25' rock patio on the west side of the house. I hope the ground doesn't freeze solid before we finish.

There is a wee mouse in the house of late. Resident canine, Gilda, is consumed with catching it. She is a good dog.


Flying Mermaid said...

Ooh, you're reminding me of how I hacked those years when coal stoves were my only source of heat and hot water! May today offer far cleaner methods!

Nice sized rock patio, hope we get to see the finished product and that you make your deadline.

I just got a food dehydrator, and can't wait to give it a try.

Gilda's adorable! I had a mouse pancake yesterday.

peepingtom said...

would like to see updated pics of your place since all of the comings and doings.