Saturday, December 20, 2008
More Winter Veggies and Snow
During previous Oregon winters, I missed the light, fluffy snow we used to get in Montana. This week, however, we have had plenty and ten inches or so are expected today in Hillsboro!
Today, I broke out my wool ice-fishing pants for a walk to the local grocery store.
The dot in the middle of the field is a killdeer trying to cope with the snow.
Yesterday, we drove to a small farm selling their surplus of winter squash and root vegetables. The last Portland Farmer's market had been canceled due to weather, so they had a lot of produce to move and we were glad to help. It is a beautiful assortment and I especially like the wild-looking parsnips.
I painted a watercolor of one last night, and it looks like a character from a Myazaki movie.
Today we are preparing for a Christmas party with Oregon family friends. We feared it would be cancelled due to weather, but for now it is still on.
I cut up one of our winter squashes and started to bake the halves for a squash-goat cheese appetizer spread. I have hardly been out of the apartment this week, so it will be nice to mix and mingle once again.