There is not a sound in the forest. I just went out to feed the dogs. No insect noises, no animal noises. Just dead silence. In summer the forest is a regular riot of noise, sometimes there's so much racket you can hardly sleep. When winter comes though, everything goes silent. There should be a good moon tonight so in a bit I'll go out on the porch for awhile and enjoy the moonlight in the trees.
The propane truck will be coming Thursday. One thing I always do is make sure the tank stays near full. Since I heat with propane, cook with it, heat water with it, and dry my clothes with it, I don't want to run short if ice or snow makes it impossible for the truck to get up the mountain. If I ran out of propane I could get by, since I have backups to everything, but it wouldn't be as easy or as comfortable. These days easy and comfortable matter more than they used to.
This is pretty much a woman oriented web page as you might imagine, but it doesn't necessarily just serve women who are following, or trying to learn, the self sufficient lifestyle. I think any woman, with or without kids, could pick up some useful information here. So I thought I'd post this as an FYI (for your information) for the ladies.
I feel lousy. I don't know if it's from bronchitis or all the medicine I am taking.
|Jet and Spike. No match for Ragnar the Terrible.|
I was sitting on the couch a few minutes ago, with one of my ever present frozen burritos. I fried this one in a frying pan, to add diversity to my diet. I heard someone climbing up the back of the couch, and sure enough Jet the Ferret appeared. He came over and started snuffling at the burrito. I told him he could have it. The thing was half as big as he is, but he dragged it off the plate onto the floor with much effort. Unfortunately, all the huffing and puffing drew Ragner's attention, and he took away the burrito. About that time, Spike, who is Jet's brother, showed up. There was much squealing and rolling around on the floor but in the end Ragner was triumphant (he's twice the size of the younger ferrets) and dragged the burrito under the china cabinet. They will all lick on it then forget it, and I'll give it to the dogs. I was grateful for a little entertainment, and I'm damned sick of frozen burritos. I put out some hamburgers to thaw but I'm not hungry now so maybe I'll have them tomorrow.