Short Hike

peaceful-hike I had time for a short hike this afternoon and found this area covered with moss, it was beautiful. We had a  sunny day today with temperatures in the low 50′s. Rain coming tomorrow thru Monday, we need the rain so I am not complaining.

Only a few days until Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 

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Teardrop Cutting Board

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Amazing Sunset

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This afternoon we had the most amazing sunset! Temperatures tonight are suppose to get down to 14 degrees! Last night we had 19 degrees with a wind chill of 10 degrees. I believe winter is early for nearly all of the US and there are record snow falls, temperatures and wind chills.

Stay warm! :)

Check out my Instagram page and my handcrafted cutting boards pages! There are a few pictures below.

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Steamed Oysters and Shrimp Boil

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If you love steamed oysters you would have loved our party!!  We also did boiled shrimp, hot sausage, red potatoes and corn!

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Everyone was on their own to open the oysters and peel the shrimp! It can be messy  but it is certainly delicious! It was fun and with all the really, really cold beer it was all delicious!!

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Everything was fresh, had been caught early that morning. Oysters and jumbo shrimp from the South Carolina coast. It didn’t take us very long to get all the sausage, potatoes and corn cut. Took even less time to cook once the water was boiling!

What a great evening!!

If you have never tried steaming oysters or a shrimp boil?…. it is very easy and is great for a party! :)  Do you like oysters and shrimp boil?

 

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Tuesday’s Autumn View

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The pictures in this post I took this afternoon from our deck facing 152 degrees SE. This year we don’t have the vibrant colors we usually  have because of the early freezing temperatures and snow. The leaves are more yellow, a lot of brown and of course we have the green pine tree needles.

Today our temperatures were in the mid 50′s but all of that is going to change starting tomorrow evening.

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The Plains, Midwest and Rockies are already experiencing the artic cold that started in Alaska and is coming our direction. By tomorrow morning we are suppose to have cold temperature at 24 degrees and by  the weekend they are predicting 20 degrees! I guess the good thing is there is no precipitation in the forecast!

What is the weather is your area? Are you getting hit by this same artic cold? Are you a fall person, winter, spring or summer?

 

 

Curly Figured Walnut

 

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I was able to land some Curly Figured Walnut turning blocks the end of last week. These are hard to find in my area so I bought all this guy had.

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On Friday, I prepared a couple of blocks for turning, cutting to size and adding the Blackwood. Today I turned the handle and mounted the stainless steel scoop. What do you think?

The ice cream scoops are heavy duty, the scoop is made of polished stainless steel. These stainless steel ice cream scoops make great gifts for any ice cream lover!

 

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12 inch board with unique handle!

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First Snow!

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Well, we did get our first snow, not much but it is cold! The snow started around midnight, so I guess it snowed on and off during the night. Temperature this morning on the mountain at 7:00 AM was 28 degrees and the wind is blowing about 25 mph. Thursday late afternoon I had spotted icicles along the trail so I decided this morning to hike down up there.

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Here are the icicles, it’s hard to tell in the picture but they are about 2-3 feet long.

It’s 8:50 AM now and the road is starting to melt so looks like we can get out today if we need too!

Enjoy your weekend!

 

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