Winter wildlife

On Friday morning JC spotted this beautiful monarch caterpillar happily crunching away.

Don’t you think it’s a bit early li’l fellow?

Well I don’t blame ’em, who wouldn’t want to be out? The past few days have been absolutely wonderful — warm temps, brilliant blue skies that highlight the snow capped mountain range.


On Thursday, I went about making a sourdough starter in hopes of learning how to bake a good loaf.   The starter was quite active and in a matter of hours needed to be fed. But the first two loaves were really quite pathetic… too hard of an outside crust and bit too moist inside and definitely heavy, but otherwise not bad for a first time. Still dreaming of pulling out a golden crusted bread and slathering it with some butter…. yum!


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