Monday, December 6, 2010

What I Am Busy With Today

Christmas sugar cookies. I haven't purchased cookies or sweets from the store in 6 -8 months which means I must bake something at least once a week for the family.
Homemade pizza for lunch. I have only had to purchase a frozen pizza maybe once or twice in the past year - homemade tastes so much better.

With Scott being in Kentucky for nearly a week all the chores have fallen to me. We are trying very hard this winter to not use the electric heat. Starting a fire in the mornings and keeping it going all day is work. Especially right now, we are going through a cold spell. At night the temps have been 19 - 29 degrees. Today won't get above 40. That cold for us down here in the South. This brings me to my next chore.

If we have freezing temps the chickens require a little extra care. Their water freezes overnight so each morning I need to go out and break it apart as well as give them some fresh warm water.

A couple of days ago I started cooking some plain oatmeal for them to give them something warm in their bellies. They think it is the best thing since ice cream.

Of course school is still going on through all this also.


Chris said...

Those sugar cookies look yummy! I have my list of cookies I want to make, but so far we haven't made any yet. Our favorite is white chocolate macadamia nut.

Debbie S. said...

I can feel your pain! It was 38 in Texas (down South) this morning and I really felt bad about sending Collin (11 year old) out to feed the horses. I think my husband felt bad too because he ended up feeding them on his way to work.

So cute that your chickens love the oatmeal!

Tanya said...

How transformed your life is now. Although it's a bit of work, you seem more....I don't know.."in rythym with life" more contented...certainly more satisfied. I can hear it in your voice.

The Zoo Keeper said...

I accused my Dad of leaving for Mississippi because he saw the forecast, but it was 29 yesterday where he was! It's 22 right now! Brrr.....I wish I didn't have to leave the house today.

Deb said...

You are such a good chicken mama!

BethAnne said...

Let me make sure I understand this. Did you cook the oatmeal for the chickens? Mine seem very unhappy about this 20 degree temp here. This is my first winter with them.