Saturday, January 26, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Ella fluffed up the chicken's house tonight for some added warmth, and John replaced the avian netting that goes over the top of their run. The wet snow tore that down, and earlier today one of the girls was roosting on one of the corner poles about six feet off the ground.
No one likes the bitter cold, but we need some nights and days like this to kill the ticks that seemed to run rampant last summer.
In the dancing picture we had gone for a walk on the second snow day because it was feeling warmer outside than inside our house.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Saturday, January 05, 2013
We had many delicious meals and treats. My mother and I made the Pain Au Bacon from Ken Forkish's new book Flour Water Salt Yeast with perfect results. It takes a week to grow the levain. It was definitely the holiday of bacon, and it came from farms across Virginia. Granny and Grandmarie both brought delicious bacon, and we had our own share from our friends at Leaping Waters Farm. Last night I braved the high winds and fired up the grill to cook some of their Ancient White Park steaks for my mother's birthday. It was delicious beside Julia Child's braised leeks and the Pain Au Bacon. On Christmas we had oyster stew and fried oysters from Rappahannock via the Fredricksburg Farmer's Market. I think we need to have iced water and kale salad for the rest of the month.