I feel like one of the cats curled in the beams streaming through the window, seeking warmth. Beyond the glass, across the lawn heavy frost sparkles.
The thermometer read minus 5 this morning before sunrise. Pipes are frozen at the kitchen sink, as is the faucet outdoors we use to water the animals. This means hauling water from another part of the house, out to the barnyard.
It is too cold to stock the cooler with eggs at the farm stand – they will freeze, I’ve left word for folks to come to the house to get their eggs. Only a few will do so, I think most rather the convenience and anonymity of using the farm stand.
I just wanted to pop in and wish you all Happy New Year. I hope you celebrated with love in your heart and dear ones near.
Pleased with a new rooster calendar and sunlight streaming through the window and blankets piled high.
Eggs that form the shape of a heart in the frying pan.
Peacocks that watch through the window while I sketch and cats that try to lay on top of my work as I embroider.
Golden dishes from Germany, France and Czechoslovakia sparkle in the evening light. Surf and turf with the love of my life.
A cat in the lap and a snake on the chippy white table. A wonderfully quiet new year’s eve was ours.
Grateful for this day and a new year with new beginnings.