Yesterday I saw my first wolf, stalking the nesting cranes. Again yesterday, then today. If he comes too close they might just kick the heck out of him! I hear there are three pair but only see five with binoculars and it’s been stalking the one that might be single.
That said, I’m going to make a Whole Foods roast 4# chicken surrounded with onions, potatoes and carrots tossed in olive oil, thyme and whatever else I feel like adding. That reminds me I have to turn on the oven as it takes forever for it to heat up at this altitude.
Yesterday I finally received my inexpensive electric hot water kettle, as the one here is leaking onto the gas stove and he doesn’t want to spend $18 on a new one. So I put it up in the cupboard and had to fill this thing to maximum four times to a full boil (also to check if the automatic shutoff works) in order to get rid of any residue from manufacturing.
It took five minutes, again at 7,500 feet above sea level, to come to a boil with maximum water capacity. I didn’t time the other but with perhaps four cups of water in it, the regular kettle took 12-15 minutes to “sing.” Normally in the electric we’ll make 2-3 cups of tea worth in the morning so even way up here it should be fast.
We met a lady and her dog from the Dog Nazi compound next door. They don’t allow dog walking on the premises and forbid folks from walking their dogs on public streets and pedestrian paths they do not own. She set me straight on that. At least we pick up after Zoe. Some folks don’t.
I must get started on dinner. Hope yours is going well, too. Cheers, Dee