We're getting ready for you.
The calendar may say December, but the thermometer here in Missouri says it's a balmy 70 degrees. Two days ago I was watering the kitchen garden. It's a little disconcerting. But those 20-degree nights will be back soon, so on Friday afternoon my hunky farmguy Joe set out with his chainsaw to start turning the huge oak tree that fell during a storm back in July into a nice big stack of firewood.
Yesterday we went to town and bought 500 pounds of sheep feed, 30 pounds of flour, several bags of chocolate chips and toffee bits (I'm making these scrumptious baby shortbread cookies for gifts), and an extra five-gallon gas can. Tomorrow we'll head out in another direction to have some work done on our 'new' (2002) main truck, then pick up some other parts for it and the '81 flat bed ton truck, along with 100 pounds of dog food, a case of Irish malt for brewing beer, and a new stack of books and audio books from the library.
When bad weather hits, we'll be ready.
If you'd rather hunker down at home than face the holiday crowds, check out my Holiday Gift Ideas for Bakers and Cooks: 15 Favorite Kitchen Essentials, Most Under $25. These are the kitchen tools that I love and use all the time. Whether you're buying for yourself or someone else, they're sure to be appreciated for many years to come.
And if you're looking for a useful gift or stocking stuffer that's under $10, how about with these handy dandy Fiskars Take-Apart Softgrip Garden Shears ($8.35). I have two pairs and have used them nearly every day for the past year and a half. I rave more about them here.
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two three tubs packed with polar fleece are ready and waiting. Bring it on!