Winter’s back?

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?   Shelley

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.

Yum…cranberry bread!


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!


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