Well, it was bound to happen some time!

While heading out to do the food and water for the kitties outside, I discovered the heated water bowl. Frozen solid. A quick glance through the entry, and I found the cord wasn't just knocked loose from the outlet, but the hook I put in to hold the cord and keep the cats from knocking … Continue reading Well, it was bound to happen some time!

Clearing snow before it snows, and I think they’ve figured it out!

We had ourselves a very pleasant surprise today! Company! Sort of... I got an email from my older brother, asking if he could swing by this afternoon. Considering that it's a 1 1/2 hour drive for him, this was a welcome surprise! I got his message after doing my morning rounds, which included changing the … Continue reading Clearing snow before it snows, and I think they’ve figured it out!

Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 9: a few changes

Yesterday, I made another batch of bread using the old dough stored in flour as a starter. I did change things up a little bit, though. One of the things about trying to recreate how my grandmother did this is, I'm relying on my mother's childhood memories. There would definitely be things my mother never … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 9: a few changes