Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Oreos and Rain

Most of the snow is gone now and it has been raining since sometime last night. Once lunchtime came at work all I could think about was coming home and cuddling up with a book, a movie, 3 dogs, and a cat. Brian is working late tonight as he is on lookout for flooding across the roads. After working my way up the wait list I was able to pick up Multiple Blessings from the library on my way home from work.

I did chores and got attacked by the mean Leghorn rooster. I am so fed up with him I'd like to make him dinner but that would be a lot of work for 1 rooster. Plus, I just don't like the idea of the hens being out there without him. Today was the first time he's managed to get me good with his spurs and my hand was bleeding the prove it. Oh the joys of farm life!

About the oreos: I just love oreos. I think they're great. However, I sacrificed my oreo habit when I started trying to eat mostly local and mostly without HFCS. I found this great homemade version online and use it to get through the cravings. For some strange reason I wandered down the cookie aisle last night while shopping and somehow a box of double stuf (on sale) managed to get in my cart. I don't feel great about, and that is what I'm going to remind myself tonight. As I eat them, one by one. With milk. :)

Let's see... what else is new? Oh, I also got a couple of good books from the library about sheep so I've been studying up on lambing. Bonnie is due on the 23rd and although I am very excited, I am also about as nervous as a mama hen! The tentative plan is to let her lamb in the pen with the other ewes then move her and the baby(ies) to a separate, adjacent pen to allow them a little bonding time. We'll see how it goes.

How is the weather where you are? Have you, or your animals, been fooled in to thinking it is spring? What do you like to do on rainy days to pass the time? Or, how about this: what is your favorite guilty pleasure? Keep it decent!


Julie said...

The weather was warm and sunny today. What a welcome change! I've heard that winter is coming back full force this weekend, though. Lately I've been watching Lost on DVD through Netflix. I've never seen it on TV so I'm having a lot of fun with that when I can't go out...or at night!! And guilty pleasure? Chocolate. Chocolate anything. Chocolate chips, hot chocolate, chocolate cake, fudge, bark or if we don't have anything made, I'm known to sit and eat a handful of roasted almonds and chocolate chips. :)

Farmer's Daughter said...

It was 64 here today. I threw open the windows in the house and sat outside to read my book... barefoot! It was great.

Jena said...

Julie - I've been watching Jon & Kate + 8 on DVD from Netflix! I really like Netflix because it is so much cheaper than cable and I can watch all the shows that I never get to see otherwise. Mmmm.. chocolate and almonds are great together.

FD - 64 - wow! What a great taste of summer!

Joyce said...

That book sounds good!

I don't know about animals being fooled by the weather, but the school children sure were! I had a few show up to the crossing in shorts yesterday. Today it poured rain, and now the wind is howling and the temperature has dropped way back down into the 30s. Knew it wouldn't last.

Jena said...

Joyce - The book is pretty good so far, I read the first few chapters last night.
We've had some clients at the clinic wear shorts in midwinter, I don't know what they're thinking! It is still pretty mild here this morning but I think the cold weather is coming back soon.

GreenRanchingMom said...

I had a bad Leghorn rooster too... Just like yours, only on repeated occasions with chasing the kids, but no blood. Then, we had soup, rooster noodle soup. It was good. The hens didn't mind too much, and I found a neighbor with an extra rooster. I would recommend the soup. Roosters aren't very teachable.
OOHH, darn, now I have to buy some oreo's cause I haven't had any in a year, and man does all that nasty stuff taste good every once in a while.
Love your blog!

Jena said...

GRM - Lol I think I will have to try your soup eventually. He is really making me mad! Oh, what a bad influence I am with all these oreos! Hubby brought home a second box for V-day instead of chocolates so once that box is gone I think I'll have it out of my system for awhile. :)