Last night, we were blessed with some awesome visitors. My son from another mother and his Lady Fair came with their mechanical beast of burden and three animal side kicks. It was fantastic to see them as they have their own major move, even farther than ours. So we had our New Year's dinner early … Continue reading Visitors
Okay, so having an internet connection was a necessity for our living here, for a variety of reasons. We had to settle for satellite, which is better than nothing, but has limitations. As the router is in my office, my desktop is hard wired. Everyone else is on wireless. That, too, has limitations. These range … Continue reading The lengths we go to…
Lots of stuff in this house is very old. I don't even know how old some things in the Old Part are, as I don't know when it was originally built. One of the good things is that we have excellent new windows in most of the rooms. Most. For some reason, my mother insisted … Continue reading Window woes
There is a fair bit of variety of sourdough starter recipes. The first one we made used potato water - an unpeeled potato boiled until soft, then mashed into its own cooking water - as the liquid. In essence, though, getting a new starter going is just flour and water, left to sit. Anything else … Continue reading Getting Started on Starter
Coming from the background that I have has found me making some very interesting observations over the years. Growing up here on this farm, I essentially grew up as if I were part of another generation. We were subsistence farmers; we basically grew enough to support ourselves and make a bit of money selling a … Continue reading Oh, What a Pain!
Well, now. First the good stuff. I have awesome brothers. I phoned my younger brother today and asked if I could borrow their van for about a week. Just until it warmed up and I could get our own van to the garage next week. He said yes, and this allowed me to do the … Continue reading The Good, The … oh F****
Today was supposed to be a bit warmer - the high was to be a balmy -20C this afternoon. After that, it's supposed to scream back down again for the next few days, so I thought I would try again for a trip into town. The van started no problem, but after about half a … Continue reading Well, Crud
My older daughter and I were going to make a run into town today. We decided against it. The van started fine and we let the engine warm up before we started, but as I backed out of the garage, I was just not comfortable with how the engine sounded. So back into the garage … Continue reading Didn’t quite make it
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebration. May the Christmas season continue to be one of peace and many blessings. For us, today seems to be working out as a day of recovery! There is still a possibility of carolers coming by, but I don't know if this place is still on the … Continue reading Recovery.
May you have a joyous Christmas, filled with many blessings. The Re-farmer