I will read back later. Try to be short, we will see. (Then I started to read back a bit.)
There was “night of museums” and this time we mostly spent it with a bat researcher And saw and petted pygmy bats. I didn’t know Hungarian bats survive the fungus infection they get in winter! Learned a bunch of other info as well.
If we already was in a town, we did some shopping but it wasn’t so good. Alvaro couldn’t get what he wanted for his carby food so I ended up giving him my fatty pork and he cooked it over open fire with some vegs and a lot of forest mushrooms (some spoiled, we better use them up already). It didn’t even sound so bad to me, I wished for some variety, meat dish with some sauce… Well, even he thinks poor meat is overpowered. And that mushroom is VERY flavorful. It seems I don’t like mushrooms anymore, I noticed it with other species in the last years. So I barely could taste it.
Now I eat eggs (we bought 60 so I enjoy myself for a while before going back to more meat again) and sausage (we still have a ton… at some point we were over 3kg and it lasts months Poor freezer is full with them and a chicken) and whatever I have and will need. Good I have pork chuck roast in the freezer because I don’t want really lean pork or chicken now and I don’t have other things. I go to shopping tomorrow, pick up a big slab of 70/30 pork and fry some.
I stopped tracking, I will resume when I will eat real simple and I care and probably only do it for my first meal… I had enough for a while.
We had some wonderful cooler days.
@Karen18: Humid hot days are quite bad At least our house can stay okay due to the A/C, it was awful when we had a very wet summer as our dehumidifier made a lot of heat and we had more than enough of that already… We only turned it on when the relative humidity was more than 70%. Now we can keep it around 60% easily while the temperature goes a bit lower. I am very happy with our A/C, too bad it’s downstairs so my room is hot. But I could sleep here for some days.
I like some nice wind (good as this is a windy place) and Alvaro said mosquitoes hate it so I like it even more… By the way, I have learned a pygmy bat eats up 2000-2500 mosquitoes a day (at night :)), they are my heros. But I loved bats already.
I hid all the coffee again. Seriously now. I had another bout of coffee drinking after I got a bad headache… I just can’t resist then. And weekends make me even more self-indulgent.
I forgot to shot my flowers but I have very many different colored cornflowers now! Such a tiny thing and I am so happy with it
And Alvaro ate my first few lettuces. He was pessimistic but he wasn’t right, they grew. No heads just a bunch of light green leaves but still, they work. I feel so good when something useful grows in my garden, this year was so bad with the fruits… By the way, we probably will have our first dogwood berry this year!
And I have dill now. IDK what to do with it but I grew them. I put it into sour cream sometimes, like my sour cream quich muffins, it can go into quark pancakes, I really don’t know other uses for me. I use a negligible amount per year but it’s nice to have it from my own garden.
My small “veggie” patch have very many flowers now. The morning glories started to bloom and grow real long.
What are you used in winter? We have -20C (-4F) sometimes but it’s really rare. But we have frost a lot, it’s nice, I still don’t need a winter coat but finally I don’t get super overheated just because I am a bit active outside… -20C is cold, I don’t go out much then. But again, it’s rare, once in every few years, for some days, that’s it. Around 0 Celsius is more like a normal winter temperature. But we get the rare snow (it was way more common in the past and many people feels nostalgic and upset with the lack of snow now) while my Australian friend never saw snow. And she doesn’t even live near the hottest parts.