With temps in the upper 40's,
yesterday afternoon was the perfect time to work on grooming the herd.
Snow, mud, and Winter's slop has taken its toll on the horses.
Undaunted by any sort of weather, they tend to wear the weather
on their winter coats.
Brushing, combing, clipping bridal paths turned each of them into a blank canvas once again...
ready to once again wear whatever weather is upcoming.
Moonbeam is as lovely from the front...
as he is from the back...
Donnie is the fluffiest of all...
Ollie gave into my brushing...
well, Red seems to enjoy whatever it is I decide to do with him.
He is the sweetest little horse, ever.
Meanwhile, indoor activities include...
What's on the needles:
a shawl and a pair of socks from the same yarn.
(yarn color is "eggplanted"...love it!)
(first pair of socks...ever).
In the kitchen:
My take on Ratatouille...
Hot Italian sausage, cut in bitesize segments and browned (4 8" links used)
one large yellow onion chunked
one large red pepper chunked
1 eggplant, chunked
1 yellow squash chunked
1 zucchini chunked
large can of fire-roasted tomatoes (I had summer tomatoes frozen)
add more tomatoes if needed to cover rest of ingredients
three cloves of garlic
generous shake of dried oregano
hot pepper flakes
coarse chopped kalamata olives
Simmer the above ingredients until thoroughly cooked (can also do in crock pot)
Add fresh chopped basil before serving
Serve with Parmesan cheese... stew-like one pot meal.
PS....your comments on yesterday's post made me feel extremely blessed...
you were so generous with your care and concern.
As for my tetanus immunization...
I had one last winter after walking into the wrong end of a pitchfork!
Farming can be dangerous business!