I started reading The Long Winter last night. I've been re-reading the Little House books, childhood favorites of mine, that I picked up second-hand and look what I found tucked in between page 50 and 51.
Luck! It struck me as funny given that the passage on that page tells of the cows whose faces froze to the ground during a blizzard.
Note to self: no grazing outside until it's much warmer.
Do you remember this image from a few weeks ago?
I had mentioned that I would have to keep my eyes open for a little dog head button to add to my Little House collection. Well, much to my surprise, a sweet little button landed in my mailbox courtesy of the wonderful Nini.
Isn't it just perfect?
OK, and here is where you get to roll your eyes at me...I bought a button. Yes, after unloading 100 pounds of buttons, I bought one. But just look at it! It's so cool.
There's even wash hanging on the line. I had to have it.
All this reading has me itching to make green pumpkin pie and practice my stitching. I'll pass on the red flannels though. If you haven't read the books, you should. If you're on Twitter check out HalfPintIngalls. She has a new book coming out in April, The Wilder Life: My Adventures In The Lost World Of Little House On The Prairie, which I am going to have to order.
The temperature is almost up to zero here this morning and I'm crossing my (frozen) fingers that it hits the projected 27. This winter is getting long.
Have a good and warm Monday, all.