Monday, January 5, 2015

January Work List

January Work List

  • Prune trees, starting in the back.
  • Peruse seed catalogs for hours. Mark everything interesting. Winnow the list down to reality.
  • Order seeds.
  • Knit.
  • Draw up the garden plan.
  • Look for snowdrops.
  • Keep an eye on storage squashes and bake any that look iffy.
  • Let the chickens out for a run in the late afternoon.
  • Take long walks on the logging roads.
  • Read.
  • Grade papers madly so that grades are accurate for the end of the semester.
  • Walk on the beach.

Shepard’s Pie, the veggie version

Hedgehog mushrooms
Celery—2 to 3 stalks
Carrots 3-4
Sautee until soft, add 2-3 tablespoons of flour to create a gravy. Season with thyme, salt and pepper.

Mix in 2/3 cup of cooked rice and ¾ cup of grated cheddar.

Put in a casserole dish, and cover with mashed potatoes. Bake in 350 oven until bubbly and eat with salad.

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