It was a pretty busy weekend in our world. Saturday morning we began an adventure that I will share later this week - it totally deserves a post of its own :)
Friday night was the end of the high school football season :( Saturday afternoon we went to a local wildlife rehabilitation center for Owl Fest (or Howl Fest) as our small fry says (makes me laugh every time).
In addition to the owls, there are many other birds of prey living at the center both permanently and in various stages of rehab. I saw at least five bald eagles.
There was a whole cage of baby squirrels who looked about ready to be released. Hopefully, they can get their acorns together before winter.
this recipe to brine them before grilling. I used my own BBQ sauce "recipe." The brine is supposed to keep the meat extra juicy...I trust you Tyler Florence.
We also made chocolate chip cookies because we were making a chocolate cookie cake for someone. I baked up the rest of the cookie dough and we gave half the cookies to the neighbor and half to my father-in-law. Full disclosure - we did eat a couple before we divided them in half, but it kept me from eating 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
I put those two moments in the win column. I am hoping to add a Wednesday lunch walk to my win column...stay tuned.