I was just beginning to enjoy seeing BROWN grass…but the new snowfall quickly dashed away any thoughts of an early Spring…after all, this IS Michigan!
The fresh snow paints a pretty picture…once you dig yourself out!
My little Pygmy, Oreo, didn’t seem to mind, and was the only goat-y brave enough to venture out into the snow.
The sheepies are indifferent…
So, after shoveling snow, I baked.
3 cups flour
1-1/3 cups sugar
2-1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup orange juice
1 Tblsp grated orange peel/zest
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups fresh cranberries, chopped
1 cup walnuts (optional)
Sift dry ingredients; add wet ingredients and mix well. Add berries & nuts. Bake in (2) greased/floured loaf pans at 350 degrees F for approx 50 minutes. Turn out and sprinkle with XXX sugar or glaze (lemon juice and XXX sugar).
After baking, I made a little prim wooly sheep sachet (from an earlier felt project). I filled the sachet with lavender buds, clove, allspice and juniper berries.
…and continued to work on my soon-to-be bunny topiaries…a slow go, because daughter was home on mid-winter break and just plain living that most often simply deters me from work.
I still have to work on the bunny details: eyes, nose, tail. I made two different styles of bunny. The smaller one that actually reminds me of a pair of Dutch Dwarfs that we had…BK (before kids, my kids that is!)! Hubby recalled their names as if it was yesterday ~ Scratch and Radar! Mind you, that’s about 20-years ago!