Watching two squirrels chasing each other on the driveway side of the fence, one will duck into a long dead Saskatoon bush (grizzly trashed it several years ago), then the other comes flying across the open hillside. I'm sure they both are being smart by running so fast just in case an eagle or coyote makes an appearance.
Another little blast of arctic air, -28°C (18° below zero F), am ever so grateful to Sam for getting my furnace going again, without it I would have had to head elsewhere until this stretch passes by. I warm up buckwheat bag in microwave just before getting in bed and its been keeping my feet warm until early morning, briefly thought about nuking it again at just after 5 am but by the time I thunk on it just decided to stay up.
Boiled the ham bone this morning and have now added a split pea mixture to the mix, once bone and leftover ham are cool enuff to handle will get the remaining meat off the bone and back into the pot, onion already in, carrots diced into small pieces and some celery will go in soon. Many meals of pea soup, the best part of my Christmas ham.
Finished the pinkie Monstersocks last night, got all the ends dealt with this morning. Lots of leftover bits from other projects. Next will be another pair of Monstersocks for Isabel, brown will be main colour, then more leftovers and will even get into a few new balls that go well with the brown.
Have really been enjoying the World Junior hockey games, the guys are there to play the game very little fighting or dirty play, they know they will be ejected if they get into it.