✿ ✿ ✿ ✿28 chilly degrees when I walked out the door this morning. BUT it wasn't snowing or raining, no wind blowing, and the sun came out so who can complain. : )
Nice to get out and walk around the Farm Loop. It's been a while since I walked that route and it sure is a pretty walk. Quiet too and along the road here in the picture which is about 2 miles long, no cars passed me.
The dairy cows weren't out but farther down the way the two horses in the top picture were out in a pasture. These are different from the other horses I take pictures of which are down by the Drane house.
When I got back to town, I walked around there too. By then the sun was out completely and it had warmed up in the high 30's. So nice to be walking that it was one of those days when I just didn't want to go home and could have walked all day. But I was getting hungry and had things to do.
Walked 7 miles.
Found a penny.
✿ ✿ ✿ ✿Ken went up to Happy Trails to load the tractor on to the trailer. Came home with it and power washed all the mud off it.
Nice sunny day so I got a couple loads of laundry hung outside on the line.
Baked another kind of cookie for the new church. This time I tried a new butter cookie. I liked it because it was simple to make and I thought would add nice color to the mixture of cookies. They are pinker in color than the picture indicates. They taste very good too. I had to taste one to make sure they were good. : )
Pastel Butter Cookies
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 package (4-serving size) Jello, any flavor
1 teaspoon vanilla
HEAT oven to 400 degrees.
MIX flour and baking powder in medium bowl.
Beat butter in large bowl to soften.
Gradually add sugar and 1 package of jello, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition.
SHAPE dough into 1 inch balls.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Flatten with bottom of glass.
Sprinkle with additional jello.
BAKE 10 - 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Cool on wire racks.
Walked around the yard a bit, but still a little too cold for me to work out there. Maybe tomorrow afternoon, it's supposed to be warmer then.
Time to go get supper started.
A happy day to you.
happyone : )
"Sometimes clean feels empty.
A bit of clutter and dirt gladdens the heart
and affirms a life in progress."
~ Terri Guillemets