Thursday, March 26, 2015

Waiting for spring

Just because the calendar says it is spring doesn't mean it is!
A while the snow has been melting, it is still a long way until I will be able to get back into the gardens. I am chomping at the bit!
I have been watching my bird bath, which was almost covered in snow.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

It's COLD outside!

Somehow February seems like the longest month of the year.
We've had bitter cold temperatures, snow, and then more bitter cold.
I did take advantage of a sunny day to go outside and snap a few pictures around the yard.

A cold morning sunrise
Lots of snow this year!
Because it has been so cold outside, I have been spending a lot of time inside.
Father has been busy painting and I have been busy in the kitchen.
I have always wanted to learn how to make bread by hand - without the use of a breadmaker.
This week I tried some basic buns
Not the prettiest buns I've seen, but they tasted great. Not bad for a first attempt!
I've also been making a lot of pizza dough, and so pizza once a week.
Today I want to make some black current jam with some frozen currents from the garden.
And muffins ... Mmmmm.
I hope spring gets here soon so I can get out of the kitchen!
All this cooking isn't good for my waistline!

Monday, February 9, 2015

February blahs

We just had 4 days of snowfall.
I can just barely see the top of the Boxwoods

The garden has a heavy blanket of snow protecting it.
The same picture just a few months ago

What a difference 6 months can make!