Funny how things just work themselves out

This morning I left Cian up in his run and took Fern and Gel down to work.  When I was through with them, I came back up and took Cian down to work.  Gel and Fern went along as well, but I tied them out to the ATV while I worked Cian.  He was quite a different dog today.  While I did some outrun work with him, I also did a lot of driving.  He’s become quite responsive to my commands and having to think about what he was doing rather than blindly running seemed to take his edge off.

I have been quite busy this morning.  In addition to getting a batch of cheese and buttermilk going, I made some bread using the dough cycle of my bread machine, then took it out and baked it in the oven.  It came out fabulous, as did the scalloped potatoes and ham.  I made one large pan of it as well as several small aluminum pans, two of which I brought up to Red.  In my next run out on the ATV I’ll bring him up a half a loaf of bread as well as a jar of homemade baked beans that I made last week and another jar of turkey stew (which he said he liked).  Red does a lot for me and won’t take monetary payment so food works well.

In addition to cooking and baking I did more cleaning and got a load of laundry out on the line.  It’s been a very good day.  The weather is fabulous!  Sunny and 62 degrees.

Quick update on the cold frame.  I put it together, but the swimming pool I wanted to use is a bit too big so I’ll use two cement mixing tubs instead.  I went to Lowes yesterday to get lettuce seeds, but they are not out yet.  So I ordered three packages from Grow Organic this morning.  They should be here by the end of the week so I can get them planted.