1 The chickens were all out during the day. It was about 25 degrees F, but sunny, and they were enjoying pumpkin and vegetable scraps from the kitchen.
2 To encourage the hens and roosters to eat the nutritious pumpkin, we sprinkled cracked corn over it. All the pumpkins were left over from the TV set and my magazine's Halloween stories for next October.
3 Sharkey is always desirous of getting in the coop to wreak havoc - She would instantly kill the hens despite my constant instructions to be nice.
4 This red sweater is really well-made, but I need to shorten the tail end, if you see what I mean.
5 I'm always careful to check the livestock when I am at home to make certain that everyone who cares for the animals understands their needs and wants.
6 The Pomeranian geese were hysterically funny and noisy in the snow.
7 They are so fat and healthy and don't seem to mind the cold.
8 There are 3 geese and they actually chatter and squawk to one another constantly.
9 This is a great photo taken by Kevin.
10 The geese were talking loudly to Kevin as he took their pictures.
11 The donkeys also wanted to talk, and they were asking for carrots and apples and love.
12 Rufus stuck his face into the lens.
13 Rufus and Billie laughing
14 Rufus is so handsome and he loves the snow and the holidays.
15 I made a simple but delicious fettucine - 2 cups 00 flour, 3 eggs, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Process in a food processor until a ball forms. Knead a minute or two and cut into noodles using the Kitchen Aid pasta attachment.
16 Two magnificent white truffles on my prized truffle slicer - you can find a similar one at J.B. Prince Company in NYC. www.jbprince.com
17 This is a bowl of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. We boiled the pasta in salted water, put it on a giant platter, tossed in the cheese and a stick of melted butter, and sliced the truffles on top, sprinkling generously with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper - there is no better pasta!!!!!!
18 The finished masterpiece