As they come out of hibernation, raccoons are very hungry and end up at the nearest bird feeder. Mine! There were FIVE of the little darlings when I looked out. By the time I opened the window to take the photo, I only managed to snap two and a half of them. The fled but were back an hour later!
While relaxing a few moments before friends were coming for dinner, the phone rang and my friend Peggi said, "Alert!" Apparently she had seen a snowy owl on her way to eat out and on their way back it was still there. I called my friends who were coming to dinner (they hadn't left yet) and said, "Give me ten minutes," and off Richard and I ran down the road to find the owl. We were lucky that he was still there and Richard got this great shot of him. Spring is in the air and they will be moving back north now so it was a lucky find.
The other night I had in mind to make a stick to the ribs supper and attempted rack of lamb. Came out great. I also served a side of my own sugar snap peas from last July's harvest and my own potatoes, carrots and wild garlic from the cold room. All delicious!
More peas in the freezer so I made a soup, which I put through the food processor and then strained. And then I added last night's leftover pea pods. Yum!