February 2021 Cats and weather

It was very cold here in South Dakota and has now warmed up.

These two are usually in the barn on their heated beds, but it was colder than negative 25 degrees F, which seemed to me a tipping point. Hence, sequestered in the upstairs sitting room.
Tiglet.
Cousin looks dignified here.
Cousin, completely undignified.
Now that the snow has started to recede and the weather warming up, the geraniums look a little less fake through the upstairs window. They are so bright, but I have to keep turning them so that I get some of this happy red inside too.

February 2021 Food:: Winter farm market

Eggs save lives.
This notice above came with this pastry below; the winter farm market only happens every other week. These items are from a couple of weeks ago… but I have been slow.
The leeks, kale, and apples all came from the winter market. I cooked them together.
I added a sweet potato and had this with rice. It was delicious.

February 2021 Cat :: Cousin and his nose

This is Cousin. He is a big cat. And he often puts his nose into places where it gets scratched.
It has been ridiculously cold in South Dakota. Cousin’s response to the cold air near the windows has been to take complete advantage of sun on the bed.
I do not usually have this quilt on this bed. It is a big hit with Cousin.
He looks a little grumpy here, but the side eye probably has to do with the new scratch on his nose.
He woke just enough to have an eye on me for this one.

February 2021 Cats :: kitty bed head

Vlad usually looks something like this on the right.

Claribel and Vladimir, sister and brother, Trouble and Goofy.

Here are a series of images of Vlad with an epic case of kitty bed head. First the nap posture that contributed.

Vlad under his own tail. With a Cara snuggle on the side.

When he first awakened he gave me a more befuddled look than usual.

Then he decided he better straighten himself out a bit.

Notice he hasn’t quite had a chance to put his tongue away.