I thought I would share this picture of Katie that Dave posted on facebook. She certainly is growing. Thanks Grace for helping me do this.
Things have been moving along rapidly here. Friday we went down to Jessica’s to fix a railing on her porch. Saturday, Jess and the kids came up to us for a visit. Dave is down to the wire on finishing his book. She thought he might get more done on it if they were out of the house. It was a really nice visit. It had been a while since they had been up.
Jess and I went in halves on a 50 lb bag of soft white wheat. This is totally different from what I am used to using. I have always used Prairie Gold wheat. Supposedly, soft white wheat is for things that use baking powder not yeast. I have had a hard time learning how to bake with it. I made chocolate chip cookies Saturday that were FLAT and I do mean flat. Anyway Daniel said they were delicious! Gotta love that boy!! So I think I have finally cured the problem. Because I freshly grind the wheat kernels, they are “fluffy”. I need to add 1/4 cup more flour for every 1 cup the recipe calls for. I did that this morning with some more cookies and they turned out fine. Next trial-pie crusts. Our rhubarb is up and I think there is enough to make a pie. I want to try this recipe http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.com/2013/04/theres-nothing-so-sweet-as.html
We are moving right along with school. I think we will be finished by the end of May if all goes as planned. We are looking forward to summer break this year. Lots of fun stuff going on.
Well, I guess that’s about all that’s going on here. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Hubby and I were drinking our morning cup of coffee together on the glassed in porch and the Lord gave us the beautiful sunrise to enjoy. God is so good! We are still cold here. Temperatures in the mid to upper 20′s with wind chills in the teens. YUCK! I am not ready for temps this cold but the Lord knows what He is doing. Not much else going on here. Just staying warm, working on school and doing normal stuff.
Hello ladies! We have been busy this weekend. The bed is finished. We loaded it up in the van and took it down to Dave and Jessica’s. The van was packed pretty full.
We got started putting it together as soon as we got there. Daniel was a great helper.
I tried to show the trim Hubby put on it. The pictures did not turn out as well as I had hoped.
The finished product. Jess said I should have wanted until she had it made up but I didn’t think about that. It looks really good with her comforter and everything on it. We stayed overnight at Jessica’s. It was late when we got it all put together and we were very tired. David helped Hubby work on the van today. They think they have the brake issue fixed. On the way down yesterday, we started having trouble with the battery on the van so they worked on it today too. Hopefully, all the vehicle issues are fixed for a while.
We came home this evening and hurried to fix a fire. The inside temperature was 55 degrees. Pretty cold. It is warming up nicely though. It was very nice down at Jessica’s. When we left, they were all outside on the porch and the boys were playing in the yard. Well, we have lots to get done. I wanted to show you all the pictures of the bed before I got too busy. Enjoy your day and God bless.
We have a saying here, “if March comes in like a lamb it will go out like a lion” or vice versa. I think this would qualify as going out like a lion.
Yesterday morning we awoke to ice. We did have church but several people were absent due to the icy roads. This morning we awoke to snow.
It is very pretty, though, I must admit I prefer sunshine and warm.
The snow is still coming down and our temperature is 29 degrees. I guess this means hanging clothes inside today. Hubby is almost finished with the inside trim on the porch but I don’t think he will get to work on it today, hopefully tomorrow.
I thought the pond looked very pretty this morning. The sun was shining and the water looks beautiful. We need to enjoy this sunshine while we can. Weather reports are calling for a winter storm tomorrow with significant amount of accumulation. The girls are excited about this. Sledding! Prayerfully we will get to meet tomorrow for Ladies Study. We are going to meet earlier in the day to avoid anyone getting caught in the snow. In the 6 years we have been doing this study, I don’t think it has ever been this long since we met. I counted it up yesterday. This Friday will make 7 weeks. No wonder I miss those ladies. Today will be filled with the usual things. School, house cleaning, cooking, eating. Enjoying the love of family. I pray I never take the little things for granted. They are all gifts from God. Feel free to sit on my porch for a while. Bring a cup of coffe or tea and enjoy the view. Warning though, it can become habit forming. God Bless.