It’s been a good week at the mailbox for me. I’ve been waiting for a delivery from The Vermont Country Store, and it arrived the other day.
The folks in Vermont may call it Puff Candy, but I call it Sponge Candy. It’s plain and simple with no thick chocolate covering.
This is what it looks like for those of you that have never heard of it. I must say that the bottom whitish part is kind of hard, but the part that looks like a sponge really just melts in your mouth. The minimum that I could purchase was three bags, so that should last me a couple of months if I eat one piece a day. A nice holiday treat for me.
I remember finding a good sized brick of sponge candy without the hard white bottom many many moons ago near Chicago. That had to be 30 or more years ago, and I’ve never seen anything like it since. Too bad. The melt in your mouth part is my favorite.
For the last three or four years, I’ve received an envelope from my brother, Carl, just about this time of year.
I like to keep a calendar on my refrigerator so I can try to keep track of what day it is. Carl knows this, and began designing a calendar for me that has monthly pictures that he takes off of my blog posts.
Here’s next year’s edition. This year, he seems to have chosen a people theme for the calendar. So I’ll get to remember friends and family throughout the year. This is so much more personal than the calendars you can buy in a store. Thanks again, Carl!
It actually got fairly warm outside today which was nice. However, another blast from the north is scheduled to arrive early tomorrow morning so I made sure to take my extend-a-stay propane tank to be filled today. It was just about empty, and I want to be prepared to keep these old bones warm when I’m at home. The tank refill place is right here in Winnie, and the refuge picks up the tab for the RV volunteers. That extra tank is sure nice so I don’t have to pack up the motorhome and drive it over there each time I need propane.
Tomorrow and Sunday I’m working at the hunter check in station. A local volunteer, Kay, has been hired to be the check station operator, and she could use some support with identifying the ducks that the hunters bring in. I know Kay, and it won’t take her long to feel confident about the ducks and geese. I just hope she’s ready for taking out the gizzards of the mottled ducks. They do stink. I’ll help her with the paperwork on those ducks.
I do believe it is also the Chile day for the hunters. Once a year, after the duck hunt break that happens around Thanksgiving, the Anahuac NWR Friends Group puts on a Chile feed for the hunters. It’s a fun time, and the hunters appreciate it. With tomorrow’s foggy forecast with dropping temps, I’m sure all the Chile will be gone. These hunters get out to their ‘spots’ at four in the morning! I’ll let you know how that goes.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy