I figured it was past time to update my blog so here goes.
In the last month we finally had the roof put on the house. Rain and cold made difficult working conditions for them and it took longer than it was supposed to. There were other issues and unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend this company to do roof work.
Some before shots.
Work in progress.
They brought the wrong boot for the stove pipe and so ended up reusing the old one and calking around it. There were other issues including receipts and supplies.
We still have a section we’ll be doing ourselves because of some repairs that need to be done to the kitchen porch before new tin can be put on.
Clifford received a tricycle from Grandma for his 3rd birthday (3 already?!!) and hasn’t ridden it much as it’s been very muddy or snow on the ground.
I’ll take snow and frozen ground over mud any day!
Honey enjoying some hay. We found a source for round bales of mixed grass hay for $25 each about an hour away (which is close as we generally say it takes 1 1/2 hours to get anywhere from here!)
I have started a new schedule for baking. We are now baking on Wednesdays and Saturdays which should provide for most of our bread needs weekly.
Peach pie from Saturday. Didn’t get the bread or blueberry pie we did last week. I cheated and used purchased pie crust left over from Christmas and canned peaches but it was delicious anyway!
This Wednesdays baking. Two loaves of Irish soda bread.
Biscuits made using the Irish soda bread recipe which uses no baking powder. I found they had to bake longer. I’ll try a different cookie sheet next time instead of the insulated one. Not many left out of 24 after we had them for dinner.
Three loaves of wheat bread. This is delicious. I don’t remember where I found the recipe but I’ll walk through making it for a post.
Hamburger buns. I haven’t made them in a long time. I doubled the recipe and made 24 large buns.
I promised Michael some tortillas next time. I also made a pineapple upside cake but forgot to get a picture before we ate it.
Getting so big.
I’ll post some pics of all the kids next time. We’re still having water issues. One of the pumps froze and busted. We have one in the shop but last time we checked it still hadn’t been fixed. Thank God we’ve had enough rain to catch water but most of that is now frozen in tubs and barrels as our temps have been 20′s for lows and maybe mid to upper 30′s for highs. The forecast isn’t calling for any rain before next Friday so soon we’ll be carrying water from the spring. It’s about 150 feet up a very steep hill. I’m not looking forward to that hike up the hill but just look at all the exercise we’ll be getting!
I’ll leave you with some of the beauty God has provided us with here (maybe to help with the trials!)
The “Good morning” view from my kitchen window. Never tire of it!
Until next time God bless!