Good Morning,

Last evening it started snowing from the northeast and soon the ground was white. This morning we had 32° and a nice blanket of snow on the ground. The wooden fences, bird feeders, etc. are covered with a mound of heavy, wet snow. It looked so beautiful with even more snow coming down.

The school bus did not run and the store opened an hour and a half later than usual. We are enjoying wintertime.

It is quite a change from being in FL with 70-80° weather and sunshine. I got back on Tuesday with memories of having a good vacation. We enjoyed birding on the beaches at Fort-de-Soto, at Felts Audobon Preserve, the Celery Fields, plus we got to see the Florida Scrub Jay near Venice. Did you ever have a wild bird land on your head? It did for me. ?

Yesterday were 2 funerals in the community and the Ladies Sewing Circle was cancelled because of that.

The flu that is going around is hard on some families. Even some schools closed down.

This week on Friday and Saturday, February 14 & 15 the Health Expo is to be held at the Heritage Center along 62. It is an interesting place to go in and browse.

The Mt. Hope Sale Barn will host:

  • Mid Ohio Draft horse sale on March 9-14, with no regular sale on the 11th
  • Mid Ohio Alternative Animal and Bird Sale on March 26 ,27 ,28
  • The Easter Lamb sale on April 11th

The Event Center at Mt Hope will host:

  • Toy & Train Show on Feb 29th
  • Amish County Spring and Garden Show on March 5 ,6,7
  • Draft Horse Expo on March 9-13th

I don’t remember where I got this tip on how to cook eggs that peel easy but I will share what I found.

I put enough water to cover the amount of eggs I want to cook in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Then put the eggs in using a spoon and boil, covered, for 1 minute. Turn the heat off and let set for 20 – 30 minutes. Drain and cool with cold water. I usually peel them before they are completely cold. This works well for me and the yolk stays nice and yellow instead of dark on the outside.

“ The fear of man bringeth a snare but whoso putteth his trust in the lord shall be safe” -Proverbs 29:25

Have a good rest of the winter,