It’s A Smoky Day in NE Texas!

This is a view of our drive toward the road. That is smoke in the air, coming down across Oklahoma from brush fires in Kansas. It’s not too bad, not enough to make my eyes water and burn, but I feel for anyone who has to work outside today. If I stayed outside very long I would be grabbing for my asthma inhaler for sure.

We slept very late this morning and somehow baking biscuits just didn’t seem to be the thing to do, so we had English muffins with coffee instead. I think I may fix breakfast for dinner tonight. I’ve got everything we need to make salads for lunch later.

My chicken broth simmered all night and I strained it this morning. It’s covered and chilling in the fridge so I can skim the fat off of it before putting it in smaller containers to freeze. If I had a large enough pot I would can a few jars of it. I may ask Audrey if she would like some of it. I already have a quart of broth in the freezer as it is, but I can’t pass up the chance to make a fresh batch.

The chiropractor worked on my bad ankle yesterday and after a walk out to the road and back a few minutes ago I need to put some ice on it. Guess I’ll grab one of my knitting projects and see if my hands will tolerate some knitting time.

Have a great Thursday, ya’ll. The weekend will soon be upon us.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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