These beautiful yellow birds are one of my favorites. For years, I tried to get them to come into my feeders with no success. I bought the expensive thistle seeds that they are supposed to love. They were not interested. Then David’s grandmother, Doris, told me to buy the black oil sunflower seeds. Not to buy the wild bird mix, just the sunflower seeds. That was several years ago and she was absolutely right. We get all kinds of birds at our feeders and all I ever use is the sunflower seeds. Today was the first spotting of the goldfinch. Isn’t he breathtaking? I love the cheerful yellow of his feathers and of course their song is so pretty. We have had several male and females at the feeders all day. If you look closely you can see the sunflower seed in his mouth.
Grace is feeling some better and so far she is the only one sick. Thank you all for your prayers. Today our thermometer says 70 degrees!!!! I am so happy! After school, we plan on cleaning the inside of the car before taters start growing in there. Just kidding, its not that bad but it does need a good cleaning.
This morning as Hubby and I were having our morning coffee together, we saw what we thought were tracks on the pond. Then we thought maybe it was just where the wind had blown the snow in swirls. Later in the day, Grace took these pictures.
They look like they are having fun!
Maybe this is a sign of early spring. They do seem to be here kinda early this year. Maybe it is just wishful thinking on my part.
Yesterday, for dessert I made an oatmeal pie. This is one of my favorites, also Julie and Jess. The recipe is:
2 eggs beaten, 2/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup uncooked oatmeal, 1 tsp vanilla, 2/3 cup melted butter, 2/3 cup corn syrup, 1/4 tsp salt. Mix all ingredients together and pour into uncooked pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for l hr.
Okay, so my crust is not too pretty but I promise you it tasted delicious! It tastes a lot like pecan pie. Temperatures here are warm-mid 30’s. We have some sun right now but a storm is supposed to be moving in. One forecast said 4-5 in of snow. We’ll see. Right now though it is nice. I have clothes on the line outside, hopefully, they will dry before the clouds come in.
Tonights menu is deer bbq, made from the roast yesterday, home fries and slaw. We still have some pie left for dessert. Enjoy your day and God bless.
The girls and I made molasses cookies today. They are one of my favorites. I thought I would share the recipe I use:
1 cup butter- softened, 1 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup molasses, 2 eggs-slightly beaten, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 2 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1 1/4 tsp. ground cloves, 4 cups flour (I use 3 cups whole wheat and 1 cup unbleached all purpose) Combine all ingredients and drop by spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min. Sprinkle tops with sugar.
These cookies always make me think of fall, however it has been pretty warm here today, upper 80’s. The night temperature though has been cooling down nicely. It was mid 50’s this morning, nice sleeping weather.