It’s cold here this morning with the temps only in the high 30’s. I have been wearing my winter coat when Dad and I go for our morning walk.
Anyone who has been reading this blog for any time knows that I love wildlife, well except for my raccoons and I am mad at them for using some of my hay for a bathroom. I think most of them have moved on but here are their tunnels. I wouldn’t advise sticking your hand in these holes. :o)
They got rather mischievous this winter and had fun in the shavings too. They opened many of the bales and probably lined their dens with them. We think they are all out except two that come around looking for a handout. They can open the barn doors so I am going to have some locks put on. We really enjoyed them and watching the babies grow but when they get destructive it’s time to move on.
I’ve been watching some woodpecker activity on our walks. We have tons of them here, even in the winter months. Haven’t caught them going in or coming out yet but will keep trying.
Here is a shot of the lovely roses that the Hubs got me for our anniversary, yellow is my favorite. Where did 40 years go????
Every so often I get a ‘hankering’ for some homemade custard and Betty Crocker has the best recipe. It’s smooth and creamy and no fail.
6 eggs slightly beaten
2/3 cup sugar
Dash of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups of milk, scalded
Heat oven 350*
Blend eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla
Gradually stir in the milk
Pour into 10-12 custard cups depending on the size you use. Mine are quite large so I usually get 8-10
Sprinkle with nutmeg
Place cups in a deep baking pan and pour very hot water into the pan within 1/2 inch of the tops of the cups
Bake about 45 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean
Remove cups from water and serve warm or chilled. I like chilled the best! YUM! These are the BEST!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!