Look at all that lovely beef! We bought a freezer last month in anticipation of buying a quarter of beef. We picked the meat up yesterday, and look how pretty it is! Now don't tell me that isn't a pretty sight; it is! And the price was excellent too. (There is also some marked-down pork that I bought at the store. The beef is nicely wrapped in white paper.) We have cuts of beef, such as T-bone steaks, that we have never, ever bought before, so we'll have to figure out the best way to cook them. In the bottom basket is the humbler ground beef and hamburger patties that are regular fare for us. Next, we'll buy a large quantity of pork. Yum!
A few weeks ago, Girl of the House expressed an interest in learning the viola. Since Man of the House is an accomplished cellist, violist, and violinist, he can teach her, so the only expense was the viola itself and a book. The viola arrived this week. Girl 2 is already making nice, full sounds ~ not screechy at all. ;-)
Here's my second attempt at growing lettuce indoors. I'd really like to master the knack so we can have fresh lettuce year around. My first attempt didn't go so well. :-( But this time we have a grow light mounted under a kitchen cabinet. Hopefully the lettuce will do better. It's also a great place to start cucumbers, winter squash, mini-pumpkins and gourds!