Things that need doin’ today

tornado watch

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Things to do today:

  1. Make “Bone Soup” from the carcass and breast meat of last nights chicken.  Today’s version will feature a Southwestern theme using Rotel, a bit of rice, a few black beans for color, some fresh cilantro from the hoop house, and a splash of fresh lemon juice in the bowl.  But of course as we all know, this will be tomorrows dinner because soup always tastes better the next day… so why not wait?
  2. Peruse my seeds to decide which need starting this week. I am very much looking forward to this year’s growing season!
  3. Hunker down for a Tornado watch till about 2PM today. Funny what you can get used to.  I grew up with earthquakes in California and never really thought much about them, they came and they went.  “Hey, that was a good ride, Yee-Haa!  Hang on folks!”  Of course Alabama is not immune to them, they’ve had a few doosies .  But tornadoes? They just get me all a quiver.  They send my off the deep end.   They’ve  passed all around us in few short years we’ve lived here and so far we have been untouched. (Thank you God!)
  4. Watch for HAWKS because they seem to like hunting my yard on gloomy days. Best scare tactic so far has been my trusty metal trash can lid.  I have an old oak stirring paddle that I use to bang the lid as I point it in the direction of the hawks.  This seems to aim the sound in their direction and they either turn around or keep on going without coming any closer to my girls!  Whew!

So what is on your agenda for this Monday, the last day of February?  Or, this first week of March?

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2 thoughts on “Things that need doin’ today

  1. Anke says:

    Being from Germany, I really don’t do the whole tornado thing very well. They freak me out and I hate having my kids in school (and away from me) during bad weather.

    • pixilated2 says:

      I can totally understand that! Don’t know what I’d do if I had kids… Guess they’d miss a lot of school and then I’d be in trouble!
      My thoughts will be with you today Anke.

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