Sunday Thankfulness

Last night it got cold, down in the 20’s cold. The morning was bright and sunny and the two together created frost shadows.

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Every trip out to the garden area reveals a few more pumpkins.  I think I have harvested in the neighborhood of 100.  At this point, there is a small pile collected on the edge of the garden to throw to the chooks.  They aren’t producing many eggs lately.  Of the dozen hens, we are only getting 4-6 eggs each day.  One is in a serious molt, one just got over her broodiness, but that leaves 10 that should be giving me a few more than I am getting.  It is enough for us, but not really producing for my neighbor and knitting buddies.

On the knitting front, Granddaughter 1’s sweater for Christmas is progressing well.

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The pattern is In Threes which has a cap sleeve, but I am modifying it to add long sleeves.  I need to find some buttons and finish the sleeves.  I still have two more kids sweaters to get knit before Christmas.  One of them is another 3T, so it won’t take too long, but the other is for an almost 8  year old and it will take a bit more time.

We are due for two beautiful days before we are faced with a few very cold days due to the Polar Vortex headed our way.  I need to get some extra hay in the coop and figure out how I am going to keep their water thawed.  The heavy barn coat has been moved back to the utility room near my gum boots for dealing with the coming winter woes.

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