Thursday, January 29, 2015

homefront updates

The snow has been good to me this week!  2 days with a school delay, and hours of entertainment for the boys while i indulge in a quiet house.  still would be ready to move on and have spring under way though :)

the boys have been sledding with different friends, mostly here at our house.  i was delighted when our long lost "daughter"(neighbor) came over to sled with the boys last weekend.  our trail was nice and icy at the time and we could start in the field out back and go quite a ways.  They had a great time together again.

What an angel he is

Our fancy chicken, miss Ameraucana, started laying a couple weeks ago.  It's no secret when she lays an egg!  we love getting the blue/green eggs she lays.  i even watched her lay one this week, in person.  it was the coolest.

This week i took out all our tomato, pepper, and cucumber plants from the greenhouse and started new seeds in rockwool, for the hydroponics.  i also planted some cabbage, brocc, and lettuce seeds in soil to transplant to the garden in early march.  We are still getting lettuce from the greenhouse.  The heater out there is set to kick on when the temp gets down to 40, which keeps the lettuces producing.  Everything is very slow growing, from lack of daylight.

I never have been very good at making bread.  I can do dinner knots and biscuits, but struggle with bread.  I saw this bread recipe that says it takes 1 hour from start to finish.  i had to give that one a try.  it was very good!  I will plan to make it again.

Easy Peesy French Bread:
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 T honey
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 T active dry yeast
3 1/2 - 4 1/2 cups flour

Combine water, honey, salt, and yeast.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes until there is a foam on top.
Knead in flour until no longer sticky.
Cover with a towel and let it sit for 15 minutes while preheating the oven at 425 degrees
Cut slits in the top and bake for 15-20 minutes.

1 comment:

ForeverLove said...

I'm still watching out for a bread machine for you :)