Another quiet day here at Mist Cottage. The sun is shining brightly, and the temperature is above freezing, extra nice day!

Attila has already finished off one of the five jars of Cowboy Candy, I think he would eat a half a jar a day, every day, if left to his own devices. It would take a lot of canning to keep him supplied at that rate. As it is, he will have to ration his consumption to a more reasonable level, perhaps a jar a week. I hope we will be able to get more Jalapeno peppers next month, so we can can another double batch!

I have been enjoying my re-fried beans, eating the last of them for lunch today. Attila prefers his own recipe, which includes salt, which he has cut down on, but still eats more than the recommended amount.

The snow is gone! Wally Ball is enjoying his new found freedom, and is dashing about the yard, inspecting for new shoots of green growth. Wally Ball is no longer round, having spent so much time out of doors, he is quite weathered. But still he manages to move around the yard, sometimes with great speed.

We have been visited by robins frequently over the last few days, i can hear them chirping even though the windows are closed. Soon it will be warm enough to open the windows, I am looking forward to that.

Attila and I are making a list of things we will need if we need to stay in the house for several weeks. I think vegetables might be what I would miss most, so I have frozen vegetables on my list. Attila’s list includes hot sauce, which he adds to a lot of different dishes. Our list isn’t very long, there are only the two of us. Our goal over the coming months is stay healthy enough to stay at home, and keep out of the hospital system.

Love and Good Health,



Date: 1:00 PM EDT Thursday 12 March 2020
Condition: Partly Cloudy
Pressure: 101.9 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Temperature: 4.8°C
Dew point: -2.0°C
Humidity: 62%
Wind: ESE 13 km/h
Visibility: 24 km


“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.”
Sir Winston Churchill
1874 – 1965