Tag Archives: winter

Hey spring… Where are you?

This winter has been one of the longest, hardest ones many people have ever known. While it’s cute to snuggle up with some hot chocolate and a book an watch the snow, the cold and miserable days winter brings get old really fast.
So I am always on the lookout for signs of spring and my best indicator is when my hens start laying again. And guess what everyone….

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A basket of eggs and a receding snow line! ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

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adventures in the snow! ❄️❄️❄️

This winter has been a very cold and wet one. While you may complain (because who doesn’t want summer?) it is important that winter acts as winter should. If it doesn’t do its job, then the bug problems and tick infestations will be horrendous come summer (no one wants that) and the water reserves will dry up leading to brown grass an parched earth. So actually this winter is just what we need.
Anyways, the chickens find it amusing too… Below are some photos of them frolicking about.

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Unfortunately, the cold and shorter days means that I don’t have many eggs….
Summer:

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Versus winter

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Worlds Best Maple Syrup

On Wednesday we played hooky to go to the best maple syrup farm in the u.s! And guess what! It’s just an hour and a half away in Indiana! Check out their website and make sure to put an order in for 2013!

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Wishes for 2013

The last two years have been rather bumby; perhaps this is only my perception as I loose my childhood innocence and naivety for the harsh reality of adulthood. Regardless, I purpose this year to acknowledge the disappointments and hardships but to actively seek out the joys and to celebrate life. This year is ringed with possibilities and I am excited to see where they lead me. I will be applying to colleges in the fall, working on expanding my business, and discovering more of who I am.
So, to all my readers, friends, and family: I wish you happiness, prosperity, joy, peace, and good health in 2013. No doubt there will be struggles, but focus on the good no matter how minuscule. Happy new year to all.

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Peppermint bark

Melt some good quality dark chocolate, pour onto a foil lined baking sheet and put in the freezer until solid. Then melt some good quality white chocolate and spread over the solidified dark chocolate. Cover with chopped candy canes and put back in freezer till solid. Break into pieces and eat!

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Putting up pesto!!

Armfuls of fresh basil is a perfect excuse to put some pesto in the freezer for winter.

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Follow Marcella Hazan’s recipe. Actually just but her book, it’s fantastic.

pesto the Italian way
Blend 2 cups tightly packed basil with 1/2 cup good quality olive oil and 3 tablespoons pine nuts. Add a pinch of salt.

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Put into a freezer proof container or what I prefer is muffin tins— that way you don’t need to defrost huge quantities.
Will keep in freezer for up to 6 months
** apparently the color may turn brown— don’t worry it still tastes fine***

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