Love the fresh orange!
New Year's Day- Cleaning, Baking, Crafts and Anya-
Today was pretty quiet, the way I like it! I spent so many years going back to work the day after New Years Day, and this year I'm not! I have the luxury of 4 more days off! Oh boy! I spent most the of early part of the day puttering around, deep cleaning the kitchen/dining room. Then I started a home-grown nectarine and currant cobbler, with a crumb topping. It smells good! Had lunch, a real, local bagel with lox, cream cheese and red onion. Yum. No, I'm not Jewish by the way, I just grew up near a fabulous Jewish restaurant (Rose's) in Portland, Oregon. I miss their food! The craft I did was Pine Cone Trees I only had to buy 2 terra cotta pots, .79 cents each at Home Depot. I already had everything else. I used burlap, hot glue, whole cloves, a mini orange slice, other stuff. I would have used more moss but I ran out.
Big pine cone, with a quartz crystal in the middle, looks like ice!
Whole cloves, with a nutmeg nut just inside the pot
Anya, enjoying the first real sun in a week
The new chickens are hanging out in the kitchen-
Painted on slate, found them out thrifting for $4.00!
Fun snowman I found for a couple of bucks, real wood!