Saturday, February 26, 2011

a little pick me up

Spending 2 weeks with a headache has been miserable.  Last weekend I thought if I got out of the house I might feel better.  DH and I went to one of our favorite flea markets to spend the day.  I wasn't much fun and didn't really get in the "diggin" mood.  What a bummer.   Later that afternoon some friends came by while hauling junk off their porch.  they wanted to know if I wanted this piece of "junk".  All I could say was "are you sure?"  It isn't in the great shape, and I don't know where I'll find room for it, but I couldn't say "no".  So here it sits in the living room waiting for a good home.  What a GREAT piece of junk and I didn't even have to leave home.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A new Hobby for Me

My DH grew up with a Grandfather who was very old school.  He taught his grandson how to do things the old ways.  Some were put aside because easier ways had come around.  As we've gotten older and are trying to be more self sufficient, he has come full circle with those old ways and wants to renew his heritage.  This is one of those things that I wanted to try years ago, but the enthusiasm wasn't contagious, until now.  We have only to find some bees and we have some new equipment.  He'll be pulling out the old stuff and getting it ready for spring.  I guess I need to start looking up salves for bee stings now.  Hopefully they won't like me anymore than mosquitoes do.  

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Help again!

I have nothing of interest to say this fine day.  I could use some help from anyone who can.  When I have a thought to share, but no accompanying picture from my album, how can I get them off the net.  When I try to copy and paste free pics from various sites They either won't download or paste.  What am I doing wrong.  Also I would like to get a "button" for my blogs, so I can work on both at one time.  but all I ever get is connected back to the creator.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Being cooped up all weekend gave me a very domestic feeling.  So what does a very domestic woman do?  Bake bread.  OK.  I've only tried a few times, so it's more like a domestic experiment. I got it to this stage for its first rising, then divided it into eight pieces since I was in the mood for homemade Hamburgers. 

This is what I got when I took them out of the oven after the second rising and baking.  I know they aren't pretty, but my DH approved so I'm as pleased as a domestic woman can be.  I should have put on an apron for the right feel.  Oh, well, maybe next time.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Just ice

Since central Louisiana isn't accustomed to lots of ice and snow we were let out of school early Thursday to be off the roads in freezing temps.  WOOHOOO!!!!
Getting home early brought about lots of preperation time.  We had to bring those chicks back in the house.  Can't get a pic.  They're under a light and won't get aways from it.  We had to get a cow in the barn as she was ready to drop a calf any minute.  What timing!!
This was the scene of our back pasture Friday morning.  

Icicles hung from everything.  It was like a wannabe winter wonderland.  We thought it was pretty.  I wouldn't want to deal with it on a regular basis like some, tho'.   If you are dealing with that blizzard I feel for you.

the power went out Friday morning so I couldn't use the stove.  This is my attempt at breakfast.  I couldn't get the fire hot enough to fry the eggs so I compromised.  I think it's called an egg in the nest.  

this is the GRAND FINALE!!  We got the cow in the barn and later Thursday night she had this adorable little calf.  mother and baby are doing fine.
Let me know what you did during this "blizzard of '11"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I want some

I'm so cold.  But alas the weather is not looking like snow in our area.  This is a picture of the great snow we got last year.  The first in many years.  It was about 4 in. and my snow man was almost 3 ft. high.  What a blizzard we had. NOT.  Central Louisiana usually gets the rain, wind and cold temps, but that's it.  The wind chill here might get below 20.  So if you are where the blizzard is blowing and you're not loving it, think of me and know that you are dreading something someone else would love to have.

At least the chickens are still laying.  This picture was taken before we lit the heater.  Yes we really do use it.  My DH can make the best fires and I can only promise to leave them alone since I am the best fire extinguisher.