Welcome to the Blessed Hearth ..
Terry and I spent a few more days at the farm this week and had a great time..
The weather was good except one day when it rained..
It didn't really matter as he was working inside on the pantry...
It is coming along fine although it is taking longer then we thought, of course..
It seems whenever one does this type of work it takes longer and costs more then you thought it would..
I am going to hang a curtain there and he is has the boards cut for another shelf midway...
I love the old dresser ..
The drawers will come in handy..
We found an old porcelain sink at the end of someone's drive a few years ago and he is planning on hooking it up..
I will love that..
Above will be open shelves which I will paint eventually but for now they will be stained...
The border that I showed last post is going where the pots are going to be hanging.. I think...
And so on... smile..
Next week is tax week... ugh....
On with the story..
I did a bit of baking..
No knead bread... of course...
I did do a bit of kneading this winter but must say that this one loaf is sufficient for the two of us..
I love making the two small loaves and adding different flours, seeds, herbs, cheese and such...
While Terry worked on the pantry I housecleaned the livingroom..
It is not very fancy as you can see..
Just full of left over furniture and such..
The two old chairs there need new backs which I had hoped to do but forgot to take some padding so that is a job for another day..
One meal we had is a fave of Terry's and I think I have mentioned it before on here..
My version of Bubble and Squeak which is an English dish, I believe..
I just start with a bit of bacon...
Let it cook up a little and add sliced onion, green pepper and sliced raw potatoes.. Sometimes I just use leftover ones..
Then a bunch of thinly sliced cabbage...
Let it all cook up with salt and pepper..
At the end I add herbs ..
Whatever I happen to have..
This day was cilantro and lemon juice...
After the busy day we went for a little drive.. again..
You know how I detest this type of road...
Scares me half to death but this one was not muddy but hard ruts in a short side road..
What a surprise for at the end was the dearest house with a large sign which I think said Prosser House and the year of 1800 something.. I forget the year..
It was way up a side of the mountain ..
Terry would not let me take a picture and hardly gave me time to look at it as the road ended at their driveway so he just backed up and turned around.. Just respecting their privacy, I know but I am the curious type as you know..
I just cannot imagine living there in the old days...
Then we went on another side road which had a bridge over this stream..
It also ended at their driveway but I noticed they had lovely garden with huge rhubarb...
We once again backed up and turned around .. grin..
We noticed this partridge on a rock.. Quite a large one..
Did you ever have Partridge Stew?
One of our breakfasts...
Scrambled eggs, home made bread toast, orange juice, coffee and
French apple and rhubarb jam..
Terry took the four wheeler up there so he could get some wood..
We had a small fire each morning but that was all..
The wood will be dried out for Fall..
Little jobs like cleaning shelves and such..
It is just an old farmhouse...
We did enjoy this cake...
Brown Sugar Pound Cake..
It is late tonight and my friend Dawn will be disappointed but I will post the recipe next time..
Just a few little pics of this and that..
I will try and take more next time..
I hope we can get a few more days before cottage season starts..
He is a hard working man... smile..
I love salads almost as much as I love soups..
We still eat soup all summer but more substantial salads then we have during the Winter...
We are back home and there is lots to do here, too..
A very busy time of year for everyone..
Tomorrow is clean up day for our dear little church ..
We had a great time last year working away with everyone..
I hope to get up early and make a batch of rhubarb muffins..
I have to make a batch of jam and Trevor got me a bunch of fiddleheads which will need to be pickled..
Dandelions are out and violets ..
So salves, soaps and such will need to be done soon along with taxes...
Oh.. I wonder where I put my paper bag... lol..
No, really I love the busyness and such..
If I could just get my Winter clothes put away now.. grin..
Thanks for your sweet visit, my friends and your comments are much appreciated and enjoyed..
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