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Molasses in January – Wednesday

January 23rd, 2009

The boys are still home due to school closings, so anticipating another lazy morning I didn’t get coffee going until later than usual, and then Surprise!  Lauren and Ethan arrived at 7:45 to spend the day with Grandma and Grandpa.  We had to finish coffee quickly and somewhat unsatisfactorily and fast-forward to be grandparents.

Doubtless, the phrase ‘as slow as molasses in January’ was coined by a farmer trying to get an under-nourished ewe through lambing with molasses.  I have switched to a dosing syringe with diluted molasses in it – she still gets her quarter cup twice a day, but I squirt it down her throat which gives  her some liquid as well as the sugar and iron.  But mixing cold molasses is impossible.  I have moved it inside to keep it somewhat liquid.

Spent major part of day on taxes and paperwork.

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