chorizo stew

Mason Gas Co. truck.

Now that’s a sight for sore eyes.

Especially when the weather plunges to 20 degrees.

And your tank is empty.

Same goes for Community Service.

Bring on the propane.

Fill ’er up.

Light that fire.

Or gather up the wood and build one.

This is definitely fireplace weather.



Dreary days.

Winter, for sure.

Hot chocolate.

Hot toddies.

Hot salsa.

Anything to warm up.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

Cold weather seems to bring on the calves.

And kids.

And lambs.


And dozey-dotes.

And liddlelambzee-divey.

A kiddledee-tivey-too.

Wouldn’t you?

Or eat a steaming bowl of soup.

Or chili.

Willow Creek Café usually has one or the other.

Or both.

Maybe tortilla soup at Nacho’s.

Or get something hot at The Square Plate (including soup).

Pizza’s good anytime.

Try Lea Lou’s.

Cold weather brings on the desire to read too.

The old cliché of “curling up with a good book” is never more true than now.

And what better place to stay warm than Mason County Library.

And what better place to browse for that book you can’t put down.

Or curl up at home and watch a good movie.

Have a bowl of chili.

Maybe some cornbread.

Hot out of the iron skillet.

A bottle of wine from Sandstone Cellars Winery.

Or Murphy Creek Cellars.

And enjoy January.

It’ll be hot before you know it.


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Renee Walker is a poet, writer, and real estate broker on the Square with her canine assistant, Buster.  


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