Sunday, March 25, 2018

March - Out Like A Lion - Booo! Hissss!


I will say it again...March CANNOT be trusted!!! I fall for the "March Tease" every year with milder weather and lots of sunshine...then it ends in a fury. I guess it's my hope that seeing my own shadow on Groundhog Day somehow meant the opposite of all the folklore out there! :)

The good news is that the daytime temperatures will mostly reach above freezing so hopefully the 50cm or so of predicted snow will melt off gradually but definitely. I'm just hoping I don't have to take the car out because I refuse to shovel anymore...if I have to drive, I'm just revving up and plowing right through it!

Pavlov and Charlie eyeing a squirrel

Alex did shovel a little...he had to dig under about two feet of snow and ice for the dog tie-out stake he put into the ground last summer. It's been so sunny and mild in the daytime that I wanted to take advantage and let the dogs out on their ropes. Our errant husky issue seems to have solved itself. The trap has been empty the whole week, no sign of the loose dog, so we felt comfy letting the pack out to enjoy the sunshine.

Marlene and Charlie spying on the loud, annoying, snowmobiling weekenders

The huskies and Pavlov love to be in the snow, they always find something interesting to keep their attention!

Jack and Stella soaking up some rays

The hounds however, prefer to be comfy and warm in the sun on my porch. I had my lovely Canon camera around my neck all day, walking around the yard in my big cozy robe and outback hat on! Who needs to get dressed??? ;)


Every week I challenge myself to a new recipe and post about it on Sundays. Here is the latest: Shaker Orange Pie.


This was really easy to make and delicious, orange rinds and all! They got very chewy and candied in the baking process. The colours were pretty darn cheerful too! Hope you're having a nice Sunday!

30 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

our snow might be done for this year. i hate to see it go but whatcha gonna do?! i made a shaker lemon pie once and it was awful. glad yours turned out. we wil have weather in the 60's this week but at least it will rain!

Becki said...

I know I laughed and laughed at the groundhog's predictions for 6 more weeks of winter - as we were having such mild weather at the time. Guess he's getting the last laugh.

All your pictures are great, Rain. The dogs outside look so happy! Well, Jack maybe looks a little bored, but the photo of him and Stella look great. (I hope I got the names attributed correctly.) And your orange pie - oh my! I've never even heard of orange pie. Wow!

Hopefully, the snow will soon be gone. It sounds like all of us in the Northern Hemisphere are more than ready for spring. :)

Christine said...

That pie looks so good, never had orange pie. It's been so cold what a long winter.

jack69 said...

Post card pictures of the puppies! I want to hug 'em!
Now the orange pie? although I love oranges, not sure aboutthe pie. But I still bet if I tried it, I would like it, not sure of the chewy part, LOL

Stay warm (Yeah you and millions fall for the march 'story!' LOL
Love from a warm but windy Florida! 86F

Jenn said...

That is a lot of snow in the forecast!! Hopefully the weather people are wrong!

laurie said...

your dogs are so handsome standing in the sun,, they are all beautiful, so healthy and happy.
I certainly know the pain of weekend people, loud and boisterous,, they are so annoying.I know they pay their taxes the same as we do but they just don't seem to have any respect, racing up and down the beach on four wheelers tearing up the landscape, leaving trash about. Partying and carrying on til all hours,,
I have never eaten or made that pie but i have heard of it,, its a very pretty pie,,

Sandi said...

Gasp...that pie!

4 degrees?! Where do you live, on the moon??

Oh, wait...celcius...so 8 kilometers then? Hahahahah...my side hurts.

Marsha said...

Your pack looks quite happy to be out in the snow. But in my mind, Jack and Stella are the smart ones to be laying outside in the sunshine without getting wet and cold paws.

Your pie looks pretty. Not an orange fan here but I love the smell of oranges so I can imagine how wonderful your home smelled with that pie baking.

Mama Pea said...

Good gracious, your outdoor pictures look like full-blown winter time! (Feels like it, too, she says.) At least our snow continues to melt. Not such a good forecast for tomorrow, but if we just get the rain instead of the snow/sleet/ice, etc. more snow will disappear.

I've never heard of the orange pie you made either. I'm not much for candied fruit rinds . . . but I'd be willing to try a small piece of that pie!

Harry Flashman said...

Windy and cold here, but no snow. Surely things will start getting nicer soon.

The dogs look like they are happy, though.

Birdie said...

On a scale of 1 x 10, how delicious was that pie?

Martha said...

Here I am being tormented with that pie again. Because seeing it on Instagram wasn't enough! 😂

Your snow is our rain. I didn't realize your weather was, at times, much different than ours since we're not too far away from each other. Must be the mountains. I wouldn't shovel either at this point. There comes a time when enough is enough!

It is exciting that soon we'll be spending a lot of time outdoors! Even if March has been a royal pain in the behind, it's antics are coming to an end.

Stefanie said...

Glad you got in some vitamin C recently before that weather moves in.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

That pie looks good. Now, now, my Canadian friend, don't you know you can't believe a long forecast like that? It is likely going to change. Spring will come! Promise! (just not sure when...) -Jenn

RO said...

Wow! I've never heard of Orange Pie, but it goes perfectly with my recent addiction to Halo and Cutie oranges. I'm a fan of anything that's citrusy. Please send all that snow here.(lol) As always the pictures of the puppies is adorable. Hugs...and Happy Monday! RO

Kristina said...

I spent my Sunday morning, in the very cold wind, cutting and splitting wood with my husband. It was too cold for March.

wisps of words said...

So glad the "bad dog" issue seems to be solved!

So glad your pack can get out and enjoy some sun!!!!

Hope your snow melts. Ours has but we are a lot more *south,* than you are. As far as normal temps are concerned.

Ohhh thattttt pieeeeee! Eeeek! Looks soooo delicious. :-)

wisps of words said...

Isn't it fun, with your "real" camera??????? :-))))))))))) Beautiful pics. Yes, I guess the phone cams are great, from what I see in posting. But still, a real camera is a real camera. :-)

Pam Jackson said...

Orange pie? Never heard of making a pie with oranges! How neat..I love oranges and esp love to squeeze into my tea! That looks so yummy. I am so proud of you for cooking something new all the time like that. That is awesome. Have you ran across anything that you would not make again? I am so glad I don't live where I have to shovel. I would never get it done. One..the only male that lives with me is a dog and with my fibro and cold....it just would not happen. Great that you have Alex! I so love checking in on you to see how things are going. I think I am going to buy my herbs already started. I have NO luck starting and moving them. Do herbs need a lot of room?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm trying to do one new recipe per week too. Today I'm going to bake cheese-and-spinach stuffed big pasta shells in a tomato sauce. Wish me luck!

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

I will gladly trade you weather! They are promising -20 by Thursday night. You know what I am saying in my head to the weather right? :) Its been very gray and cloudy for days. I do like gray days and am the happiest when its raining or snowing but I want the sun so the snow will melt and the people who are coming to look at our house can see my fabulous gardens and yard! Oh well. April 4/5, 1997 lurks in my mind. Our flood of the century happened after that blizzard. It can still happen here. :(

That pie looks gooooood! :)

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

We had a lot of rain last weekend and snow yesterday crazy weather! Least the sun is out today and just cool and clear. I've made orange chiffon pies before those are great!

Michael said...

Hey, that pic is like your pic version of your fave--orange creamsicles, as you noted in Scribble picnic which I jsut got to now. Yum, that looks so good. Hmm...I wonder if its snowing there where you are today? :)

Terry said...

Love this post but i didn’t realise how much snow you guys get.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Dogs on Snow. Makes me laugh. Pretty sure Poppy would have no idea what to do on actual snow except to beat a hasty retreat.

Nicole Thomas said...

We were really spiled the last week or so with the weather. Lots of melting and sunshine. But as of today ... its winter again :( this has to be the longest winter ever...
The pictures of the pups are lovely 💜

Guillaume said...

March is a treacherous month. Beware the Ides of March and all that. Julius Caesar was murdered in March, so I rest my case.

Delicious looking pie, by the way.

RO said...

Just popping in to look at your snow, because dang it it's going to be 74 degrees here today! Ughhh.(lol) Happy Wednesday and Hugs...RO

Magic Love Crow said...

I love the pictures of your fur babies! They are all so beautiful! Shaker Orange Pie??? Never heard of it before! Sounds so good! Thank you! Happy Easter! Big Hugs!

baili said...

Thank Good that snow is melting and March has started to sprinkle it's magical spell over your part of land slowly and i hope in the April spring will definitely step into your area :)

Loved the images of your adorable pets and their modeling like pauses :0

this orange pie is looking so inviting!!!