Friday, March 7, 2014

:: this week









 :: Making - A few Easter treats for the kids and contemplating knitting a sweater for my little girl's Easter dress (Isn't it sweet? A lucky dollar find at my favorite local church sale), and a special candle for a gift, all as the snow falls outside.

:: Baking - spending a lot of time in the kitchen making braided breads, banana breads, pastas (that's goat cheese ravioli in the picture) and tortillas (which I'm making more like a native Indian fry bread these days)

:: Taking stock - of what homegrown foods are left in the pantry and freezer. The last of the frozen tomatoes were made into marinara sauce and I only have one head of garlic left. The onions and potatoes are long gone. We have one turkey and a few roasting chickens in the freezer, but that's it! Slim pickings and I'm doing everything possible to avoid the dreaded grocery store. (Also avoiding the feed store at all costs because they got in their first batch of chicks, and I must refrain from last year's temptations!)

:: Planting and planning - Started the first seeds of the season! A flat of onions. Placing my seed potato order and searching around for a potential milking doe to add to our herd

:: Tending - to some special care for that ol' pup of ours

:: Experiencing - firsts for baby boy - Ash Wednesday and a new tooth!

9 comments:

  1. I always enjoy seeing what you are up to and how sweet is your little boy with his first tooth!! :)

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  2. Your photos are always a pleasure. :)

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  3. OOOOHHHHHH! The first tooth! What a handsome lad you have… he is so sweet with his wee tooth :)

    The dress is perfect - what a great find, Jaime! I love it.

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  4. We had to "break down" and go to the store for onions, garlic, and potatoes. It was sad. But, we extend our self-reliance more and more each year, so.... its all good. What wonderful charm and peace in these photos--and joy...can't forget the joy!

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    1. Did you get "sticker shocked" and then grumble about the inferior taste at mealtime, too? (Or is that just me? ;)

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    2. It is NOT just you.... but, that's just extra motivation for me to do even better this year, I guess. Have a great day, Jamie.

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  5. Lovely photos, the ravioli looks delicious.

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  6. I love your dish towel, so cute-handmade I'm assuming??

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    1. Thank you! I think it is handmade (I've had it for a long time now), but not by me ;)

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