We’ve returned to the basics. I get so tired of paying for my whole grain bread. $4.00 a loaf just seems outrageous. So I’ve talked my poor hubby into baking breads for me, again. Unfortunatly due to my lack of organizational skills, we’ve had to find a new recipe.
The Molasses bread is one that we warped for our own tastes. Im happy to say it has a good consistancy and even though its a little sweet, it has a good flavor. Of course all this playing around with recipes has left me a little low in the flour department, but the first is coming up.
Thats one of the great things about blogging my recipes. If I find something I like and put it up here, I can always access it again! YAY me.
We had a minor set back this morning – that has nothing to do with cooking.
During the wonderful rainstorm we had this weekend, a tree impaled my chicken pen with a dead branch. – and by impaled I mean shot a branch through the roof, seriously if not fatally wounding my pen. Luckily no chickens were hurt in the making of this minor setback.
My two boys pulled the limb from the pen and did their best to fix it, but its going to take money and work.. and thats going to have to wait until this weekend. Hopefully it will be an easy enough fix. (Fingers crossed)
What I really want to do is move the pen. Tear it down and rebuild it in another location. Another location that is not near as slanted as where it sits now. I don’t even really care if its a smaller pen, It would just make walking out there in the rain easier.
With any luck I’ll be able to convince the hubby. We are supposed to be saving for the Disneyworld trip in November, but I think this is important. We’ll see what happens.
Well I guess that is all for now.. I’ll leave off with my gratitudes.
I am ever so grateful for the change of seasons. Each season has its own merits and beauty and refreshes the soul. By Febuary I am soooo ready for spring! Enjoying each burst of sunshine and warmth. Marveling at the plants sprouting and the flowers blooming. It is wonderful.
Summer comes, and where as i am not a fan of the heat, I love the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. The variety that opens up for cooking old favorites. Also the long days, Waking up to sunlight and still having sunlight there when you leave work is fantastic.
Autumn arrives and I’m so very grateful for the break in the heat, not to mention the rest of the harvest abundance; pumpkins, squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes and more. The days cool down and nights cool down and I welcome the comforting feeling of blankets and sweaters again.
Winter arrives and it is a time for introspection. The days are cold, so the comfort of sweaters, warm fuzzy socks, and hats are more of a necessity. There are fires in the fireplace, cups of hot cocoa, snuggling with a loved one and enjoying the many holidays that are tradition.
I used to always wish for the next season.. Longing for spring while in Winter, Longing for Autumn while in Summer, etc.. But now I strive to find and hold on to the good in each season. Embracing it for the joy and laughter and memories it holds.
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