Hello and thanks for stopping by! Last night we had the first measurable snowfall in the region, signalling an early transition to winter. Everything is now covered with several inches of powdery snow, transforming the area from the fiery maple leaves of fall to a winter picture postcard.
The kitties are home snuggled in the recliner with bellies full of turkey. Last night we cooked an Iowa favorite – a 50/50 blend of roasted, shredded turkey mixed with stuffing and broth. The cats were happy with it as-is. We humans tend to place a glob of the mixture on a bun and make sandwiches… It’s great stuff any way you eat it.
After waking up this morning, I thought it would be interesting to take some snow pictures. Here is a photo of the Iowa State Penitentiary in Anamosa. The old limestone building looks especially picturesque adorned with snow… and it also appears quite cold and foreboding.
Here’s something interesting a lot of people probably don’t know. The prison inmates get to order McDonald’s food a couple times per year with money they’ve saved up by working. It’s a huge order and keeps us busy on “prison order” day!
Other than work, there’s not a lot going on. With the weather changing, it’s about time to hibernate although the van is ready to go and is connected to the float charger. It would be nice to get in a little more fishing before things get much colder. We’ll have to see what happens.
For now, until this blast of cold, snowy weather moderates, it looks like there will be more recliner time with the cats. They enjoy watching / helping colorful skeins of yarn become potholders / trivets for Christmas gifts. Here’s the latest one completed last night.
Have a good week and enjoy the fall weather. Winter will be here sooner than you think!
Brad, Serena, and Jesse James in Jones County, Iowa