Sunday, October 26, 2014

Wait For It...

 Yesterday we played the waiting game.  Just to switch things up, this was sunrise and it's pretty obvious we were waiting for rain.  Didn't have to wait long, as it started sprinkling as I was letting the chickens out and pouring by the time I'd finished in the barn.  Needless to say, the girls were not happy, but I didn't have to coax anyone to come in to be fed/milked.  They clustered together outside the door, awaiting their turn.

Bess and I waited to see how long Celeste would take Ralph's bopping her on the head before she'd say, "Enough!"  I didn't get a picture of the take-down because she ran him down the hall for the finale.

We got a good, steady rain most of the day and that damp chill crept into the house.  When the quilted jacket was no longer enough, I lit the first fire of the year in the wood stove (thanking the guys as I did so).  After a short wait, warmth filled the room.  Ahh.

Rainy days are conducive to baking.  I'd told Cam I was going to make cookies and she asked why (perhaps thinking there was a bake sale or some such).  "Because I don't have any!"  If you're going to do a thing, do it up right and I made both Triple Chocolate and Oatmeal-Cranberry cookies.  While waiting for them to come out of the oven, Arden came over.  She spoiled her appetite for dinner (cookies were my dinner).

Looking much like the obverse of sunrise, sunset was covered with heavy clouds.  (I know everyone was waiting for the sunset photo.)

It was a good day.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

If we look really, really, really closely, there is a band of normal sunset colors just visible below the clouds. Glad your first fire was without incident, and nice dinner choice!