Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Christmas at the Cabin, Day 6 (Tuesday)

Okay, I’m starting to lose track of time. I have to put the day of the week in the title to remember where I am in documenting our stay.

This morning we woke to a skiff of snow. It was cloudy most of the day, but the Sun came out mid-day. It never got very warm, though. The high was around freezing. And now, about 7:00 p.m. the wind is really blowing. The wind generator is furling often which means winds of about 40 mph. A “furl” is when the tail of the wind turbine turns sideways to the wind, pulling the blades perpendicular to the wind to prevent the generator from burning out in high wind. When this happens the generator makes a noise like a low “hummmmm”.

We had poached eggs over ham for breakfast. We skipped lunch. And we had chicken that we cooked on a rotisserie in front of the fire for dinner. Yum. There is nothing like a fresh chicken basted with olive oil, salt and pepper, cooked in front of a natural fire. We saw this done in Paul Bocuse’s restaurant in Lyon, France many years ago. You can do what you want to a chicken with sauces, or herbs, or beer cans…but, nothing tastes like this simple recipe. Here are some photos of Rick preparing the chicken, and it cooking.

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado
Rick and Lynne Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado
Rick and Lynne Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado

We got invited out for chile dinner tomorrow night at Larry and Donna’s. We are looking forward to that. We need to talk to them about a proposition to let them use our Internet connection for a few years if we end up moving to New Jersey…but, that is another topic for another post. Dave came over and invited us to lunch on Friday. We seem to have more friends and do more socializing at Sand Creek Park than at our home in Fort Collins!

Mid-day we took the dogs around. Bart did not go. Milli also stayed behind, but outside. We saw some scat that must have been from a big cat down by the pond. Otherwise, a normal walk. We were not terrorized by small furry animals.

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Posted under: Cabin News • by Rick on 12/27/2005 at 06:44 PM
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