Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Yesterday the temperature reached 74, breaking a record. I mixed up dormant spray and sprayed all the fruit trees, although I don't know how much good it did, since it's raining today. It was a nice outside activity, anyhow. I also pruned my peach trees. Did you know the peaches only grow on last year's wood? If I ever knew that before, then I had forgotten it. I know I don't prune properly, but any pruning is better than none.
I also spent time yesterday leading Gracie and Jodie. Jodie still leads well, but every once in awhile she tries to lead ME. Gracie is a stubborn little heifer; I've worked with her for a long time, and she still balks. It isn't necessary that they lead, but it sure does come in handy at times when they do.
Today I grated the last of the cheese I made and put it in the freezer, then spent about an hour entering a recipe on Sparkpeople so I can add it when we have it for a meal. Get this... barley pilaf. I've never met a pilaf I'm crazy about, but I hope I like it well enough to cook it again, since I went to the trouble of adding it.
Neither Cliff nor I lost any weight this week. I expected that to happen, because I fixed enchiladas Saturday and we ate at Cliff's Aunt Gertrude's Sunday. She cooks about twenty dishes with a meal, and even if you only take a tiny spoonful of everything, you end up with too much. And then we both had a piece of cake because we didn't want to hurt her feelings. As far as the enchiladas go, we only had one serving apiece, but it was a pretty big serving. I put the rest in the freezer.
Enough for the boring food talk!