Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee, Florida (high 70, low 40)
Burrrr…it’s chilly this morning.
We are definitely into our “prairie routine.” Our daily routine is the same, but every day is different, because the prairie is ever-changing. Every sunset and every sunrise are different. You never quite know what you’ll find. All are beautiful in their own way, even on the days where there are too many clouds to see the sun.
Some mornings are foggy.
We did the 30 mile run into the town of Okeechobee the other day. It’s the nearest place for groceries, so you need to stock up before coming here. We picked up a new electric frying pan, since we’ve decided it’s easier to cook on that than the stove top. Easier clean up.
Saturday and Sunday they are having a battlefield re-enactment of the battle of Okeechobee. We haven’t quite decided whether we’re going or not. We really hate to take a day away from the prairie, especially when we’re getting close to having to leave.
We’re enjoying some nice hikes and usually see a few interesting critters.
This is a Little Blue Heron that was kind enough to pose for me.
My very favorite bird is the beautiful Crested Caracara. They are so used to me by now, that they call me by name. :)
There is a bombing range nearby at Avon Park. We frequently hear exploding bombs and an occasional plane. I thought the sky was pretty with all the contrails from the many planes.
How many other prairies have palm trees?
This morning, I’m fixing a vegan version of SOS. I use Light Life brand “ground beef”, almond milk and cornstarch for thickening. I like it real well, but Al wants me to spice it up a little bit. We’re squeezing some oranges we bought in Okeechobee. Nothing better than fresh orange juice squeezed from nice cold oranges!
Last night we made our first pizza using our convection oven. (vegan of course). I guess Merikay and I were thinking alike because she made one recently and posted her recipe on her blog. Her eggplant pizza recipe sounds good and I’m going to definitely give it a try.
Well, here’s hoping I will be able to get this blog to post. I’m finding too many pictures causes me problems with my 1x service.