I thought we were finished with the squirrel invasion, but we had to bring out the trap again. After we set the trap for the last visitor and left it up for a week, the squirrel got trap-smart--because he just left and never came back! Instead, another little guy about half his size showed up. I am hoping he is as smart as the other one and just leaves without resistance!
-------------------------------------Every week I make a pot of vegetable soup to share with my family. For around two months earlier this year, my son, now in his 40s, was addicted to it. I would send over a pot or he would stop by on his way home from work. These past two months my 23-year-old granddaughter is the soup recipient. I started making the soup last winter and I'm not sure how long this kick will last. I use organic vegetable broth and as many organic vegetables I can find. So far the most I used at one time was 11 and never under 8. The ingredients always include cauliflower, broccoli, celery, carrots, kale, onions, one sweet potato, zucchini, and spinach. The last time I also added cabbage and a yellow bell pepper--that makes 11! Prep time time takes more time than the cooking, but start to finish, it's only about 35 minutes. Every day I eat 3 or 4 cups. I feel good after eating the soup--sorta like the feeling I get after a good workout.