Yesterday V decided to try out his sniper skills. He managed to bag three chipmunks, one even a head shot. Impressive aim! Especially for someone who has little experience.
I had the day off today. My usual day off would have been next Monday but someone else needed Monday so we switched things up. It was pretty low key. I spent the afternoon baking. Snickerdoodles and some biscotti. I then packed up a care package for Justine with cookies, chocolate, tea, her forgotten knitting project and a few other odds and ends. I included a couple of Corelle bowls since she managed to shatter the one she took to school with her. She was lamenting the fact that she could no longer microwave her oatmeal. Poor thing. I've been collecting things for a few weeks or so but the broken bowl was the impetus for sending off the package this afternoon.
We had a cold front move through today with dropping temps, showers and wind. Tonight should be fine but we're supposed to be down into the mid 20's tomorrow night. Since we had discovered a couple of peppers still surviving out in the garden V decided that we should dig them up- LOL! So, we found several big old pots in the barn and now have three new plants in the house. His inspiration for digging them up was me saving seeds from the Volcano Hungarian Wax peppers. It was a freebie 'experimental' pepper I got seeds for a few years ago with a seed order and we really, really like it. I'm out of seeds and V was concerned that the seeds I was saving wouldn't breed true. Poor thing, he likes his hot peppers. He thought the best way to preserve genetic integrity was to dig up the plant. LOL! So, we now have a hot Hungarian Wax, an Anaheim and a Sweet Italian pepper in pots in the library. We cut them back quite a bit, some due to frost damage and some just to make them more manageable. We'll see how they survive. At least now I don't have to think I need to try to salvage something in the garden over the weekend when it freezes. I can just let it all go... finally... until next year.