Tuesday, November 17
Middle of November ~ And Lovin' Every Minute
This is just unheard of for this time of year, in NY. It has been so mild weather wise, we have been busy outdoors trying to wrap everything up before "the real winter" reaches our area. Hubby and I have busy on a 3 stall run in shed for the horses, somplace they can hang out besides locked in their stalls on those windy, wet, chilly, and miserable days.
Even the dogs are liking this sunshine; see ~
Marley & baby Dunkin playing with the jolly ball, well; it was a jolly ball for the first 15 minutes after taking it from the trunk of my car and handing it to Marley. These jolly balls are made for horses, they have a big handle on the top of them and "suppose to stay inflated" unless you have a Marley.
Dunkin is nearly (Nov. 20th) 9 months old now, but oh; so much bigger than his mom. I love his lab build; that big blocky head, huge brown eyes, enormous feet (why they're as big as my hands) wide chest, just as cute as can be.
Marley is somewhere around 2 years of age, can you believe we've had her for just a little over a year. She is a good dog, spoiled; but good. Her and Dunkin love to race around the yard, she is way faster than Dunkin (maybe she's part greyhound) and she knows it; my flower beds to too.
Today, I was busy with defrosting the big freezer, my intent was to clear out some space for the deer Hubby got last week. The only thing is; upon putting everything back in, it looks like we may need to purchase another freezer (or bury the deer meat, like they use to do way back when.) I'm also in the process of making more strawberry-kiwi jam, my little family, already ate the 7 jars I put up in August... This time, I made a double batch.
Just as I was finishing up the freezer I walk to the deep sink to empty a pan of water and this is what I saw. A tad bit nervous; I was, as Niles lay there like that, he looks; shall I say, dead ( he is getting up there in age) but still loves to hunt, maybe that's why he's so tired. I woke him up, as I blew in his ear, this is what he did.
I hear canning jars popping, that's such a joyful sound. Hopefully, this batch will last until at least February :)
As the sun starts to set, the hens and their rooster start heading for the coop.
Thanks be to God, for this wonderful day...