Many thanks to the kind person who sent the bird bath, which I had listed on my amazon.com list. Alas, there was no invoice, so I don’t know who sent it. Also, I can’t put it out at this time, since there is no heating unit.
Also, many thanks to JS who sent Shadowplay: the hidden beliefs and coded politics of William Shakespeare by Clare Asquith.
In the meantime, the "amaryllis" is putting on a show.
In the background you can see my big rosemary, which has survived for many years now.
I made some split pea soup last night.
From the grocer I obtained some pork neck bones, which I roasted a bit, and salt pork, which I sliced up.
In the meantime I chopped up some celery and onion, just a bit, and added them to the bones and salt pork.
I put in the dried split peas and covered them with water and chicken broth, about 3 to 1.
Simmer on a very low heat. It’ll take at least 45 minutes.
Substantial, good and cheap! Great on a winter day.