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The fog hanging over the area this morning dissipated and the day became bright and shiny. The temperature was in the teens so we decided to take a drive down to Homer to really enjoy the sunshine. The roads were fairly clear and ice-free most of the way so driving was easy.
Shadeaux, our puppy, came along with us and once down at Homer and on the spit, she was able to explore. Oh my! There is so much to do, see, and smell down by the ocean. Of course, the parking lot was mostly glare ice, but that only slowed me down. She was quite able to scamper across the ice to explore something just over there. Shadeaux was kept close to us via her leash because there are so many eagles in the area we didn’t want her to become eagle bait.
We did see a couple groups of eagles flying in search of food or just for the fun of being airborne in the clear and sunny sky. We only saw about 30 eagles perched anywhere today. Although there is still quite a bit of snow, they are off in search of mice, shrews, rabbits or whatever else might make a tasty meal other than the fish found around the spit.
One of the advantages of winter is that there are no leaves on the trees. I guess I can say that because spruce trees have needles instead of leaves. Anyway, with the lack of leaves we were able to see several eagles’ nests on our outing. It is hard to understand why they choose to build (and then add on every year) in old cottonwood trees. Those trees and their heavy limbs aren’t as sturdy as they look. But, I guess that if those are about the only trees to build on, then there may not be much choice.
There were fresh moose tracks in abundance through several areas. We saw four yearling moose, another one’s hide beside the road from a roadkill, and one cow moose today. At one spot, there were two yearlings trotting across a frozen lake. Near the road kill area we saw a mother moose and a yearling as they strolled about 20 feet off the highway. The last moose was another calf busily munching on some willow branches.
Speaking of moose! A couple morning’s ago, I looked outside towards the big dogs’ fenced in yard to see that the primary post (steel) and the fencing from there to beyond the next fence stake was down. Apparently, a moose must have gotten irritated with the dogs’ barking as she was traveling down the path and she took a detour into their yard to let them know she wasn’t happy. She must have been close to fully jumping the six foot fence but apparently her hind legs caught the top of the fence causing the steel posts and fencing to bend nearly to the ground. The dogs were unhurt and most likely stayed in their houses for protection. They didn’t come out until my husband brought them their breakfasts.
Currently, I am on a three day break from taking those T-3 pills. My daytime temperature is staying about three-tenths of a degree higher than it was before I started with the program. My temp still did not quite reach 98.6 during the month, but hopefully it will this next month although it may not until the third month if all goes well. One thing I certainly notice it that I feel more alert than I have in a very long time. I truly hope this therapy is as effective for me as it is for most people.
Tonight’s dinner was baked halibut caught down near Homer last summer. Along with that we had steamed sweet potatoes and my super salad with my delicious dressing! It was a delicious meal. Last night’s dinner was a seven bean soup with carrots, onions, and red cabbage. That is one of the few recipes that I really follow because I don’t think I can improve on it. Of course, everything was organic too, which makes it even better.
Well, this is all for this time. Hope all is going well for you and yours. Till next time…