Well, we did it. We did our monthly shop today. Or perhaps I should now call it our bi-monthly shop, since we will have to go into the city again to get more of the big, heavy stuff we got only half of what we normally do. Yesterday, I had hoped to get some more … Continue reading Little progress, good progress and making do
Today, it was back to the old basement to finally do something about the old hot water tank that died on us, shortly after we moved here. A job that didn't go as well as I'd hoped in some ways, while better than I hoped in others! 😀 Here is the state of the tank, … Continue reading Clean up: old hot water tank
Welcome to my “Recommended” series of posts. These will be weekly – for now – posts about resources I have found over the past while that I found so excellent, I want to share them with you, my dear readers. 🙂 Whether or not I continue to post these, and how often they are posted, … Continue reading Recommended: CS Brews
Things are warming up again. We're actually above freezing right now. Unfortunately, that means that any hibernating flies that have survived the cold are starting to come out and sluggishly make their way to windows. Guess how I know that? Go on! Guess! Yeah. The cats have found them. I first discovered this when I … Continue reading Silly Kitties, and relentless winds
I went into town today, driving my daughter to work. We got there at our usual 10-15 minutes early, but there were already several cars in the parking lot, and people standing by the doors. I've seen this before, but not with so many people. Weird. Since I was in town anyhow, I made a … Continue reading More baking, and my daughter works in a tent now
We continue to have frequent visits from deer in our yard. I got this photo out my window yesterday evening. Of the 5 deer in the photo, 4 of them are a family group. One of them was part of a group of 3, two of which I could see through the trees near the … Continue reading Evening and morning critters, and going off the rails a bit
Today, I was able to get the van in and finally get the front brakes done. We've got quite a bit of driving to do at the end of the month, so I'm glad to be able to do it now, instead of in the middle of all that. It has been a few days … Continue reading Brakes are done!
Among the many things we are interested in doing in the future is making cheese. We already make yogurt cheese (see here and here) whenever we make yogurt, which can be used right away, but we're interested in making cheeses that need to be aged. Which requires a place to age them. Like a cheese … Continue reading Gathering Data: future cheese cave?
Yesterday was actually intended to be my bread baking day, but we just didn't have the energy for it. It was a pretty bad fatigue and pain day for all of us. 😦 I did start a batch of overnight sourdough before bed, though. The last time we tried this recipe, it didn't really rise … Continue reading Bread Baking Day
It was a bit perplexing, looking at the weather forecasts over the past few days. We'd have these lovely temperatures, hovering just a bit below freezing, while the app was saying it was cold. A few days ago, I could at least blame the wind chill... There is no new snow in those streams blowing … Continue reading Colder temps and signs of furry visitors