Are you too experiencing these crazy mild temperatures? I can not lie, I am doing a happy dance. There was winter weather this week in the surrounding counties and even parts of ours, but it circled around our little piece of red dirt, and left us with cold rain and just a few flakes. Today …
You can feel it. The earth is ready to shake off her winter blanket. There are quiet stirrings and subtle shuffling of the layers. The robins are singing sweetly at sunup. The scent in the air is different too.
Snow is on the way. A hush is in the air, that stillness that always seems to come before snowfall. Orange blossom honey drizzled in my tea. So here I am a week in on the most annoying cold; savoring lots of tea and honey in hopes of soothing my throat.
On a not typical day, by 8:30 A.M. I baked a loaf of bread and started a second one. I baked a batch of cookie bars. I put beans and a ham bone in the crock pot for dinner. I opened up the farm stand and set up the displays and filled the cooler …
An unexpected break in winter weather brought sunshine and milder temperatures. The snow melted and is now just a cold memory. I did the warmer weather sunshine chicken dance out by the farm stand. Neighbors drove by and honked at me. I’m sure they were thinking there goes that crazy lady doing weird shit again.