Friday evening greetings my dears..
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth tonight..
This is just a little farm post again..
I find you girls like these perhaps the best so here we go again.. smile..
We went up there on Wednesday for the day..
Terry and Trevor had been up the day before smowmobiling so the house was not too cold and only took an hour or so to be really warm ..
The first thing I did was to make up a batch of no knead bread..
As you can see I am using my new pantry counter..
This is the view out of the pantry window..
Pretty snowy looking, eh?
Then I put some chicken in a cast iron pot to prepare for dinner..
I decided to once again use the old back porch stove..
It is not a cook stove just an old air-tight one but I can put 3 pots plus the old kettle on it at once..
My friend Becky wanted to see it but this was all I had on my camera.. smile..
I found an old old hand written cookbook that I used when we lived in Sussex 30 years ago and decided that I would like to make a few favourites that I had kind of forgotten about..
This one is Braised Chicken and I think it came from a USA Country Living magazine, I think..
All you do is to brown chicken in butter or oil until browned on all sides.. Then add 1 cup of sliced celery and cook for a few minutes..
Add 4 cups of water and let it simmer away for 20 minutes ..
Then just add 4 peeled and chopped potatoes and a bag of frozen green beans or one of your bottles of canned beans..
Add salt and pepper and simmer away until potatoes are tender..
Add seasoning to taste with your favourite herb...
Summer Savory is nice..
Then while that was simmering away and the bread was rising I started making the curtains for the pantry..
Remember when we went to P. E. I. for a 70 mile yard sale..
I had bought this fabric along with a whole garbage bag full for $3.00...
This is my little sewing kit that I keep at the farm..
It is an old tin full of sewing supplies that I bought at an auction..
All these thimbles were in it... smile..
Then the meal was ready so I pushed everything to the end of the table and set it for the two of us..
That old oven cooks bread so much better then my new one here at home for some reason.. grin..
Here are the curtains all finished..
I ended up making a little valance to match.. I had put up a little red cow one as you recall but I din't like it with the plaid...
I will put it over the sink in the kitchen, I think..
The black piece there is an old set of dresser drawers that I will keep table cloths, tea towels, place mats and such in..
We are getting the pantry done bit by bit..
I have to arrange the shelves and hang more stuff and get the other wall cupboards and such up...
Terry put the heat pipe through to the living room so now the next thing is to get the sink all in...
I hope to get to the cottage in St. Martins because I have an old cupboard or two there that I want to use...
All in due time...
Here are the windmills just up the road from the farm..
Thank you so much for dropping by my friends ..
So happy to hear from you all..
And you sweet girls who leave your comments anonymously, I am so glad to hear from you, too..
I wish I had the time to answer each one but I really am not consistent with that at all..
I do try to answer questions, though and know that I love to hear from you here or on the Face Book page..
Well, I must go ..
We are having Keepers tomorrow no matter the weather..
We have had to postpone the last 2 weeks due to storms but I hope we get it done tomorrow.. smile..
I will let you know how it all goes..
LINKED TO JES
LINKED TO.. STEPHANIE..