Wednesday, December 04, 2013

winter of mixed mulch

The composting, I suspect, has stalled. 

Two days of blizzard, Trans-Canada Highway closure trapping people in their cars for eighteen hours, snow drifts isolating entire communities. And when the winds finished polishing the snow banks covering the sidewalks to a nice solid crust (perfect for igloo construction, if anybody is game), the plummeting mercury freezes nostrils shut. 

This is why they invented shortbread.

4 comments:

Dale said...

We're being composted by winter. The shortbread seems the safest haven, mine have chocolate chips in them, mmm.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm a bit of a shortbread purist snob, Dale, but those sound tasty! Besides, who am I to judge? I put oats in mine this year.

Eugene Knapik said...

Shortbreads rock...and if you make them in the shape of Christmas trees, they taste even better.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We usually do Santa shapes and then decapitate them or otherwise mutilate them, complete with bloody gaping wounds. We are a bit strange around Christmastime, Eugene.