It’s a blustery new year, with an old weather pattern. A cold front blows through from the north, 35-mph gusts tearing at the white plastic greenhouse I made over an ancient, rusting swing set. I string extension cords for tropical plant heaters and wait for the contractor who’s just begun rebuilding our garage, to tell me what I already know: you can’t set concrete with temps down in the 30s, so no work today.
Still, the year is off to a good start, thanks to the yogurt maker Santa brought us. Works great! Sorry Chobani, this homemade stuff tastes better than store-bought, it’s cheaper and easy to make. Hat tip to my sister, who gave me the idea (passed along to St. Nick).