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Well, we are back to “normal” spring weather. There’s already been a 5000+ acre forest fire about 70 miles south of us. Fortunately it head upward into the hills where there is still snow. The area also got a light rainfall which helped.
We are beginning to see a bit of green. Most trees now have buds and some have begun to leaf out. My hyacinths have blossomed and the tulips have leafed out. The grass (weeds) has begun to turn green, too. The swallows and robins are back. Within a couple weeks the trees will be filled out and the peninsula will be very lush. It is always amazing to me just how green and beautiful it is during our short summer. Yup. It is definitely spring!
Bears have been in trouble, too. This morning a momma grizzly and her three cubs made short work of a chicken coop a few miles away. Reports were that eight grizzlies were in that area snooping around and looking for easy meals. The jogger that was attacked a couple weeks ago is expected to mostly recover. I know we have a couple grizzlies and several black bears in our area (within a mile), but so far they have stayed out of too much trouble. The guns are loaded just in case they decide to visit our chicken coop. Things will ease off once the salmon come into the river and the moose and caribou have calved.
Tonight’s dinner was good and mostly compliant. I mixed ground turkey with ground buffalo to make a meaty tasting meal that had far less meat. My “A” husband has been doing quite well with avoiding red meat, so this was his special treat, yet still better than what he used to eat. Ground buffalo with ground turkey, onions, crimini mushrooms in a sauce made with soy milk, arrowroot powder and kamut flour and then served over brown rice. We also had a large platter of steamed carrots and broccoli. The vegetable crisper in my refrigerator has decided to freeze any veggies we put in there, so the salad greens were overly frozen and unedible. No salad tonight.