Wednesday, February 12, 2014

They Predicted a Winter Storm, But all we Got is RAIN!

      The kids have been out of school for two days, all on account of....rain! The temps just didn't get cold enough for snow, sleet, or ice. I'm glad! It's nice to have another break from the everyday routine. The guys stayed home yesterday, but have gone to work today. The temp is 32 and could get messy after dark. But it should warm into the forties tomorrow. Hopefully, they'll get home before it 'could' freeze!

      I don't have any photos of snow or the girls, but I do have a few photos. I have been busy baking, just in case the power went out. And laundry. I thought I wouldn't have as much to do today, but I should have known better. I decided to grind some pork into Italian sausage for Spaghetti later this evening. I will do that when I finish this. I also didn't get my seeds planted yesterday, so I will do that when I finish this. I will show photos in the next post. The girls are coming Friday, so I will have photos of them as well.

      Hopefully, this post will find all you my wonderful readers, safe, inside, and warm! I don't go outside when it's all messy and raining and cold! I take that back; except to gather eggs. Randy has been feeding the animals before he goes to work. The hens have been laying about three a day, and I have been enjoying eating them and using them to cook with.

      Next week, I hope to be able to be outside a lot! The temps are suppose to climb into the sixties! Wow! Spring! I won't know where to start! One thing for sure: walking! I have missed walking outside, so much! My other exercises are working good for me, but I really miss my walk. Hope to hear from ya'll soon! Blessings from Bama!

Yummy granola!

My husband can fix just about anything! He noticed water in the floor around the door of the freezer, and had me to remove most everything from it. Then he went to work. It was a long, tough job, and I helped. 

Thick layers of ice that had to be removed from the bottom of the freezer.

He really gets 'into' his work!

The day the boys went to live with the girls, for while.

Checking each other out.

Ran is opening and emptying the flour we ordered from Amazon. It was shipped just like this. No bag or anything! Even the UPS guy was surprised it wan't in some kind of bag. Imagine the mess if it had gotten punctured!

The reason we use this flour: non GMO. It's Wheat Montana, an excellent brand!

Valentine cake for Randy!

Brownies for Skylar!

A second tray!

Jim Lahey's ciabatta bread in the making. Two containers of pita bread.

Pita bread. Made almost exactly like tortillas, just cooked in the oven.


  1. Whew, you have been busy baking! Those biscuits look delicous! Right now it is just cold rain, but they are saying it will switch over to snow soon. I have never been so ready for spring as I am right now.

    1. Hi MamaHen! Thank you! It really did start snowing here, just about 5:00! Me too! Hopefully soon! Blessings!

  2. You are always cooking and baking lots of goodies! I have been eating too much ice cream and mashed potatoes the past couple of days as had a biopsy inside my lower lip and eleven stitches. Much start back eating properly! Lucky you to be able to look forward to getting outside and warmer weather! Enjoy for me! Nancy

    1. Hi Nancy! So sorry about your lip! Hope everything turns out O.K.! Ice cream sounds good to me! I will! Blessings!

  3. Well, you can feel lucky that you didn't get any ice or snow because we had sleet for a whole day. I wrote about it just now on my blog.
    I can't believe they didn't wrap that flour either, wow.

    1. Hi Becky! Yes, after reading your post, I am very thankful! Unbelievable! Blessings!

  4. In the Upstate SC, we were forecast for 8-12" snow, which I've never seen anything like that in all my life of living in the South. It by-passed us and we got maybe 2". So much snow and ice went all 'round our state though, our entire state was declared a state of emergency. What was so funny is that we never lost our power, and we live in the country - and my mother-in-law, who lives in the Charleston area, lost power for over 12 hours. They had ice down there. Also highly unusual for their area.

    Your cooking always looks SO delicious! I've just switched to King Arthur's Unbleached All-purpose flour and love it. That's incredible they simply shipped the bag of flour. Wow.

    Glad all is well your way. Enjoy our Spring-like week! I'm hoping to get a few seeds in the ground today myself.

    1. Hi Lisa! The weather is so weird in the South, this winter! Such strange happenings! Glad your power didn't go out!
      Thanks! I'm sure yours does, as well! Yes, I'm enjoying it very much! Blessings!


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