Several weather models, the US National Weather Service, and Environment Canada all suggest a significant snowstorm will occur tomorrow. My interpretation is that between 12-20 cm (or about 4 to 8 inches) will fall starting tonight and ending Friday afternoon.
So I spent some time the last two afternoons clearing the deck and scraping the driveway/street interface – making space for more snow.
Icy fingers await springs’ warmth to unlock them.
Ice, looked at differently.
Bowing in deference to the summer’s prevailing south wind, this tree leans into, against, winters’ north wind and snow.
The vast majority of what we eat, we prepare ourselves. It’s healthy; nutritious; tasty; the way to control ingredients; and a very important skill/art to engage in.
Dinner on the way. Clockwise from top: garlic; roast pork loin; potato; carrot; onion. Offstage and waiting to play their parts: salt and pepper; turkey stock; crushed tomatoes; Hatch green chilies; ground cumin.
It’s quite good.
I will return on Thursday.
I saw these tracks – probably a fox – after an overnight snowfall at my workplace.
We try to keep our pantry and freezer reasonably stocked.
Having a stocked larder makes it easier to come up with tasty and nutritious meals that we like. A well stocked larder simplifies the task of preparing one of our go-to recipes or trying something new.
Extras and leftovers go into freezer bags or yogurt containers so we can either have a quick dinner or whip up a lunch to take to work. We do not regularly buy lunch at work. While Fayes’ workplace has a good cafeteria the cost adds up. I work in the boonies so spewing pollutants to go out and spend money on food it make less sense than taking what we make.
Having a fair amount of food on hand also serves as insurance. A price spike or sudden unavailability is not impossible. Same with a layoff or other loss of income, foul weather delaying or preventing altogether food deliveries, or other calamities.
We take the same approach with the dogs. In addition to this 20-odd pounds of kibble in the vittles vault there is another unopened bag on hand.
We have several weeks of food on hand for two-and four-footeds, which is more than some people have and less than others. It’s enough to cushion the impact of the likeliest calamities, which is the goal we aim for.