Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wintery Day

Cold this morning. Or at least it seems that way to me. I woke at 2am, frozen solid. Noticed Dearest had extra blankets on him. He too must have been cold. However my extra blanket was being used elsewhere. So I snuggled into the fetal position but did not fall asleep. The milking alarm never went off. I hit it before it had the chance to go off.

It snowed again throughout the night. We woke to a coating on the ground this morning and snowing the size of quarters at that time.I am now canning and making soup for tonight, still frozen even beside the cookstove. It is my cooking day. Everything is out of wack this week because of company and Dearest being home. He has hundreds of outdoor projects to work on but the weather is damping that spirit. He did split wood all yesterday morning. He is still on the track of getting it all done for April 30! I can't see it happening though.

sheep grazing last Friday

I am canning Dandilion Jelly this morning my first batch did not turn out last week. I make it every year but have lost my original recipe, and am using a different one. The taste is good but I have having a terrible time solidifying it. This mornings batch is much better.
dandelion jelly

We had family present day here on Sunday, as all our children were home from all corners of the world. A delightful time. I recieved a pressure cooker and some really wanted Cornette ware. However it was a pressure canner that was on my list. I have to figure out this new contraption of a pressure cooker!
The sunset was beautiful Sunday night. Pictures do not work as to the colour in the sky. Also do not believe that 'red sky at night is a sailors delight'. We had snow next morning!
the beginning of snow

5 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

The snow was a shock! Our wood stove is busy today. It feels warmer today than yesterday though.
Jane x

Gill - That British Woman said...

today is a day to hibernate that's for sure. Throw some more wood on the woodstove!!

Gill

Anna said...

The snow sounds like it was beautiful, but I certainly hope ours is over for the season. The dandelion jelly looks wonderful. I have never tried it, but after seeing yours, I will have to sometime. I think our dandelions may be coming to an end, but I will look around and see. That is one thing that doesn't grow well in my soil. Did you try adding a few apple peels from some under ripe apples to your batch to see if that helps it to set up? I have heard it really helps, but haven't tried it myself.
Your gift exchange... is that comparable to a Christmas gift exchange?
I can only imagine how beautiful that sunset might have been. Thanks for sharing all those wonderful pics and have a great and blessed day!

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