I did take advantage of the snow melt to do a couple of things that didn't get done before the big snow came. My white gate that sits at the edge of the orchard was still decorated for Halloween/fall. So now that the snow was gone I was able to move away the soft pumpkins and gourds and move the bench and milk can to the shed. I got the snowflake out and hung and took a quick picture of the gate before it was dark. All around you can see the grass.
I mentioned the seven dogs. Today I made a triple batch of homemade dog treats. These are Harley's favorite treats. The recipe is here. I plan to package them up and send some home with the doggie parents. I am also planning to send a jar with Caitlin to take to her work. She works at an architectural firm and there are several dogs that come to work with their humans. Tomorrow I am going to be roasting some pumpkin and making a second kind of homemade dog treat, a soft pumpkin treat (recipe here). Here is a picture of my dog treats from today.
I also put some garland on the shelving above my stove. It has red lights, small wooden spoons and spatulas, copper cookie cutters and bigger miniature rolling pins.
I hope to soon have the blog post done about our Norsk baking day with links to all the recipes. And Mom shared that she has decided on a plan for her Christmas eve menu. In addition to our traditional halupsha she is going to be serving appetizers and hors d'oeuvres. I think that will be a fun theme and it will work out well with the timing of church services. I am excited. I have an extensive collection of pins on pinterest that are appetizers, dips, nibblers and snacks and other bite sized treats and party food. It should be fun. :)