When the Weather Outside Is Frightful, Homemade Bread is So Delightful

| 2/9/2011 11:12:05 AM

Icy cottoneaster 

The weather around these parts has been pretty nasty the past couple of weeks! Snow, ice, and wind have made for some pretty tough traveling conditions at times, especially the ice.

Ice-covered branches in winter 

At one point we were without power for 2 days. Thank goodness we have a generator for back up on these occasions!

Ice-covered white pine 

Ice-covered brush 

charlie greene
3/11/2011 9:32:30 AM

Great looking bread......I was just in the process of making some just plain loafs of white bread....Receipe comes out of The Secrets of Jesuit Bread Making by Brother Rick Curry, S.J........It was given to Brother Rick by Brother Fitzgerald from St. Joseph's University in Philidelphia......I took a break on the last rise and discovered your's......You did a great job! Loved your pictures of the bird's......Just makes you wonder how much we just need and how much more we want.......

2/19/2011 4:15:30 AM

Nebraska Dave, We had temps in the high 60's yesterday! Boy, does that ever make me long for Spring! We have tapped our maple trees this year.We're tryin our hand at makin maple syrup. The sap has really been runnin, and we're going to do our first boilin on Sunday. I'm really looking forward to experiencing the whole process!

2/19/2011 4:12:40 AM

Lisa, Thanks for stopping in! I love watching the birds. I think they are amazing little creatures to be able to withstand such harsh elements! We had Delawares,and I was very impressed with the breed! They were not flighty birds at all. Very tame and easy to work with. I'm sure you won't be disappointed in them!