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Nov. 7
The ice has come and gone on the Mill Pond.  We took the canoe down to get some driftwood to redo the front of our cabin, so I made a little video...   https://youtu.be/bWSo4fiXgoI
Here's the view in the now early evenings:


Nov. 22  When I look back through my blogs, November tends to be a sparse month.  We had snow in either Sept. or October (should have made note of it here) but November has tended towards colder but mostly dry (a rainy spell yielded about an inch of rain a week ago)
But we're headed toward winter, and the sun was scheduled to shine today, although it got a late start with the fog hanging in, so Butters and I went for a walk up the ridge before it gets slippery...

Near the top of the first major bump on the ridge this old snag lays down along a cliff that  had leaned snug up against it when my children were young 35 years ago, and I encouraged them to climb the tree up the cliff to the promontory above.  I think I may have done it also, but it was of particular interest to see that they did it successfully...


This is the view of Spirit Lake as the fog is rising with the little island that one family has a couple cabins on it... 
It's also of note that I took photos and edited two other photographers for the Fall Folk Festival again. Here's the link http://www.spokanefolklore.org/FFF2019/2019.html It put my camera over the 10,000 clicks mark, which is apparently is like on autos the 100,000 mark, in that older cars weren't expected to make it past there so the odometer would return to 000000.  The same happened with my camera, and I'm already up to 0480 photos since then....

Nov.  30
This was a fairly average fall Saturday.  I woke up around 5, went to the pottery and caught up on the news on the Internet for an hour or so.  I went to work in the pottery, trimming the planters I'd thrown the day before.  Being Saturday, I don't do any throwing that would require working on Sunday, so I mixed a 10 kilogram batch of glaze. Then I started a batch of bread in the Hobart mixer and watched football with my son while waiting for the dough to rise.  I also took Butters for a run down to the lake.   I decided to use some of the dough for raised doughnuts, so made a couple dozen doughnuts.   We watched more football and helped a few pottery customers... I made 4 loaves of raisin bread and 3 of regular bread.  We went for another walk down along the old mill site, then more football.   As afternoon progressed I started on turkey noodle soup for church.  While it was cooking I baked 6 dozen cookies, some of which were for church also.    We had leftovers for supper, and watched more football...  I was tired by 9:30 for some reason...

books read
This House of Sky by Ivan Doig. His autobiography of growing up in ranch country of Montana is gripping reading...  Most people wouldn't have made it..

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