How art thou?
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend..
Our weather is simply glorious for over a week and still going..
My sweet husband has been very busy putting down new kitchen, family room, pantry, laundry room and hall floors...
What a time finding the one we liked that would suit our open concept here.
Then we finally picked something after several trips to the city to buy it and then had to go again to get more in case we didn't have enough..
Then the poor man spent quite a while planning on how to lay it and such just to start laying it and discovering a flaw... groan..
He then had to again carry out and load the truck with about 20 boxes of heavy flooring and return it to the hardware store..
Then we had to find another one we liked and repeat the whole
It is about 1/3 done I would say..
This includes putting in new heat rads and cutting around all the stone on our fireplace which runs for a corner and one wall..
I love it, though, so I hope he thinks it is worth all the work..
I will be sure and share pics with you when we get there...
Now for the pics above..
They were taken Saturday as we again spent a day at the old farm..
Made some soup on the wood stove for lunch and enjoyed eating it along side of my current book..
Also baking some bread and having fun with it..
It is our no knead recipe found HERE..
We were expecting our son and family and so I thought I had best make something sweet..
As I mentioned before there are only limited pantry supplies so the cinnamon buns came to my mind..
I was sure there was a way to turn the bread into something sweet..
They turned out lovely..
Terry was even telling people at church yesterday how good they were..
If you are interested I will try and post the recipes next time..
The other rolls were great, too.
I saw the idea in an UK Country Home magazine but just used the same recipe.. Let it rise and then shaped it to fit a 9x13 pan. After it rises you just score it and cover with poppy, cumin, fennel and sesame seeds and ground cumin..
The magazine mentioned that one shoud brush milk on to hold the seeds there..
So good with soup..
There are also a few pics of thrift store finds that I found ..
A cast iron pan to match my tea kettle along with a rooster cushion and blueberry hot pad..
A new cook book from a favorite cook book line..
Moosewood Restaurant is in the state of New York and someday I hope to go there..
We go through New York every year or two so it is one of the points of interest that I think would be so much fun to do..
I love their cookbooks as they are mostly vegan but delicious and easy to make..
Not completely up Terry's alley mind you but certainly up mine..
He is still working on that far room in the kitchen picture..
It is our back porch and it seems like it has been taking years to finish. We can't get the time to be there long enough to accomplish much..
All in good time, I guess..
The ceiling is all torn out and a new higher one is now in and the floor has been replaced with a new underlay.. We bought the flooring and that needs finished next and then the walls..
We are actually looking for a good second hand window to put at the back so we can see up into the hills at the back and another to replace the kitchen one...
Oh well.. All in good time, I guess..
Would you waste your time doing something like this?
A trip far away is probably something most people would prefer..
Takes all kinds, eh?
I do want to go to Newfoundland this year.. or next...
This week we are getting ready for our Keepers of the Home Mother's Day Breakfast..
The men of the church are cooking it for us..
Bless their hearts..
We are getting together Thursday night at the church in Salisbury to make favors, door prizes and centrepieces..
Should be fun..
Then Saturday at 9 am is the breakfast..
If you live near the Salisbury area here in New Brunswick then please feel free to join us..
Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you the details..
We are having a penny auction, too along with a lovely speaker...
We would all love to have you..
Thank you so much for your visit..
I hope you enjoy coming by as I love having you..
If I didn't hear from you then I would not continue blogging but you guys are great and leave your sweet comments so onward we go..
Welcome welcome to the new followers, too..
I find it hard to get the time to join many linky parties and such to get new followers so I really appreciate you girls who have found me and joined..
Very happy to have you..
I must go for tonight..
I think I got carried away and wrote too much.. sorry..
I hear my cousin's name being mentioned a lot on the hockey game again tonight..
He is Brad Marchand and plays for Boston Bruins..
A great Canadian lad..
I know I am bragging again.. grin..
God bless you all..
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