I think the last time I posted that the sun was out was last Sunday. It was a long week but I do think (hope) that spring is here. It's sunny and we are lucky that the annoying tourist neighbours chose not to come up this weekend, so no loud noise coming from next door! I'm enjoying the day on the porch!
Charlie and I are happy again! :) I'm glad Charlie seems to be coming out of her depression, but she's still being extremely picky about her eating. I made her some plain rice this morning and she gobbled it up after not having a bite of anything for a day and a half. She gets like this as the seasons change. We've looked up husky behaviour and also talked to others who have huskies and they also have trouble with their dog's appetites a few times a year, so we're not going to worry too much since she's otherwise healthy as a horse!
Tomorrow it's supposed to go up to about 17 degrees C, so I'm hoping most of this snow will have melted. The huskies have been outside for a few hours with me now, happily taking sun naps in the snow and now and then trying to chase a little brown squirrel that is simply teasing them!
Jack is more of a porch-man. He sticks with me mostly! This is a good view of the backyard porch, it's really tiny but I make the most of it. Last summer I had my porch swing up there and we could barely get in the door, but I was definitely comfy up there! Soon we'll be screening it in. I saw a few flies out this morning! The window to the right of the lilac tree is where I have my window garden, it's getting some much needed sun today too!
If I close my eyes and really pay attention, I can hear the songs of chickadees, crows, pigeons (they live in the belfry of the church), Mourning Doves (my favourite!), grackles, Blue Jays, woodpeckers and red-winged black birds. I love living in the mountains!!
I'm seeing more and more of the yard coming out...this is where most of my veggies will be, right by the house where they get the most sun. I'm now reconsidering containers and thinking more of raised beds...there are way too many roots over in that area to dig up so I thought containers would be best. But now I'm thinking four seasons, and I would like to transform the raised beds into cold frames come autumn.
Last night was pizza night. We always make two and have leftovers for lunch the next day. The first one was apricot jam, prosciutto and Blue cheese...sprinkled with a nice Balsamic vinegar at the end. WOW. The last time we made this we used fig jam, but it was so sweet! We also wanted to try freezing the prosciutto, which is apparently taboo! It freezes fine but we'd only use it for cooking because it gets too chewy. Delicious. The second pizza was four cheese: pizza sauce, Mozz, Parm, Blue and goat. What a great meal! This was all the cheese I'd bought on March 6th, and I still have so much left. This week I'll be planning for my monthly shopping trip which will be April 17th. I might not spend as much as usual, because we have so much food still!
I made more Cracker Jacks too, they are so addictive. We didn't have pecans this time around, they are kind of expensive! So it just became caramel corn I guess. We brought this to bed after dinner and watched Mel Brooks' "Dracula: Dead and Loving It"...we both fell asleep 10 minutes before it ended though!