Last day of the month, so I checked out the data usage on my desktop. To recap for new readers, the only internet service we can get out here is satellite, because the alternative was to install a tower at least 60 feet high to be able to get any sort of signal from the … Continue reading Data Vampire, revisited
I was rather late getting the deer feed out today. We ran out yesterday, so the plan was to pick up some more after getting our Easter basket blessed in town. That was scheduled for noon. My younger daughter came along, so we took advantage of being out together and played Pokemon Go while we … Continue reading Today’s deer visitors
My younger daughter and I took our basket into town for blessing. After a bit of shifting things around, this is what our basket looked like. The prosciutto roses were added at the very end, because they dry out so quickly - though they did double duty in holding some of the eggs in place! … Continue reading Blessing of the Baskets
I'm told I missed a whole lot of deer visiting when I went into town. My daughter and I still saw about a dozen or so, in three different groups, just in the first mile along the road from our place. We saw more, again, on the way back, as well as a couple of … Continue reading Our Daily Deer
Today, we did the final preparations for our Easter basket. Which required an extra trip into town to get more eggs! We eat a lot of eggs. I see chickens in our future. We tend to do eggs at least 2 ways. This year, with the pickled pink eggs, we have 3 varieties. First up, … Continue reading Eggs, three ways!
The mama deer with no tail and her boy came back today - to the displeasure of Mama and the twins, when they came by! The Re-Farmer
I had hoped that, after spending so much time needing to prove who I am and that I actually do live where I live, it would be done. And in a way, it is. A major hurdle is now behind us. Now it's all about the van. The parts I needed came in this morning, … Continue reading The Story Continues (plus critters)
The following is the Rogers Basic Rye Bread recipe, modified into a sourdough version. We have never used lemon juice in bread baking before, but the packaging for our rye flour recommends it as a conditioner for no-additive flour. In fact, the packaging is very enthusiastic about the use of lemon juice in bread baking! … Continue reading Basic Sourdough Rye Bread
Today, we made our bread for our traditional Polish Easter basket. Though paska is usually associated with Easter, this lovely bread is also traditional. One of the things that's important for this bread is for the eggs to be at room temperature. This year, we added a new ingredient; dried orange zest. I like to … Continue reading Braided Egg Bread
Today was a chilly day, with very high winds. There had been freezing rain the night before, so it was pretty slippery driving out to get the van's safety inspection, with winds buffeting all the way. Even when parked! After they were done with the van, I sat in it for a while, updating my … Continue reading More new deer?