I don’t know, maybe a half-inch of light stuff? Just enough for Gaby to eat and push her face through. Still, it’s the first snow of the season and it does make it look more Christmassy. Or at least it will until tomorrow, when it’s supposed to warm up to the 40s again, which means yea! mud! Then comes rain, and then maybe more snow. But temps are staying above freezing, which means I must keep a clean stack of dog towels by the back door at all times. The best thing about heavier snow cover is that puppy paws stay clean. Wet, yes, but clean wet. Until the March thaw, at which time I wish for tile floors with a drain in the middle fit for hosing down.

Had new tires put on Kuro last week, and am ever so glad. The old ones still had tread but had gone hard and cracked and were probably 10K miles past their use-by date. I knew something needed doing when Kuro started hydroplaning on wet roads at relatively low speeds, so I took him in. Tried not to think too much about the cost. It was worth it, of course. The difference in feel is so profound, it’s scary.

Had steel-cut oats for supper last night, even though they took forever, as they are wont to do. Made enough for the weekend, and had some this morning with blueberries and bananas and maple syrup. Odd combo, but so good.

Finches have taken up residence in the big evergreen shrub by the deck, and are using it as homebase as they flit to the feeder and back. Clusters of 10 or more at a time. They perch in a line on the prairiefire branch that grew right to the lip of the feeder, and wait their turn like kids waiting to talk to Santa.

Not much going on today. Grocery shopping. Haircut. Day job stuff. And it won’t get done until I get started, so off to it–

2 thoughts on “Snow!”

  1. Love steel-cut oats! I put them in the crock pot with fruit and spices overnight and set the timer so that they are ready when I get up in the morning. Add a dollop of french vanilla yogurt on top and yummmmm…

    I’m jealous re:snow. If it is going to be cold, there might as well be snow on the ground is my opinion.

  2. I need to start setting them up overnight. I have a crock pot, and I do like them so much more than cold cereal during the winter.

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