I clearly did not understand how much rain was predicted to fall overnight and into today. I was expecting no more than an inch, I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if 2.5â€ has fallen (I wonâ€™t know since I forgot to empty the rain gauge yesterday), and it is still pouring outside. I was awakened a few times by the sound of the rain. Unfortunately I did not prepare WLF’s extended water storage for such a heavy storm. Between now and Sunday I must devise a plan for a heavy freeze as well.
All things considered yesterday was a decent day for me. I moved some water into the 55-gallon rain barrel, and I put in 45 strenuous minutes on the trainer.
Santa came again yesterday, lucky guy, bringing me a pair of steel-toe work boots. I need to try them on today to see if he still remembers my foot size.
My experimentation with last night’s meal was mostly successful. The entrÃ©e, a crockpot “stew” of carrots, potatoes, cabbage, and sausage was tasty, though I made a mistake of forgetting to pull the bay leaves. My dessert, butterscotch and chocolate chip fudge, never made it to Betsy’s because I was disappointed with its grainy texture so I refused to serve it; perhaps I did not cook the brown sugar long enough, or on a high enough heat?
My goal for today is to accomplish a lot within the confines of the ITP Estate. I have plenty of chores to do, so hopefully I can get them done, or at least started.
Hope you are feeling well, staying dry (Georgia residents), and happy.