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Friday, May 4, 2012
Busy, Busy, Busy, Busy, Busy
The weather forecast was wrong again. It should have been raining this afternoon, but it stayed dry and even Mrs. Sun peeked around the clouds. Days like this are a signal for me to get very busy. Sitting inside on a day like today feels to me like a total loss. I need to be outside and create something which in the end will have a value and by that I don’t mean money. The pleasure I have by being active and ‘tooling' around can never be paid in money. You will remember that I announced a picture for today. A picture of a window which is no window. Bea wanted a window on the wall of the shed pointing towards the street, but I have already built shelves on the inside, and I really needed that space for my tools. So, the next best thing to do was make a false window on the wall. It required window trim and some paint. Now, what I want to do is painting a few flowers (Geranium) however, I need red paint and I didn’t have any today. So the picture is without flowers. But we made sure that the curtains are visible.
With the ‘window’ done I started to nail yellow shingles on the wall. The shingles make that window look even more real, especially if you view it from the street ---- which was the whole purpose of it. Bea says that she was harassed by some nasty flies today. And sure enough I saw one crawling in her face. She was working in the former raspberry jungle preparing part of it for lawn seeding. While I was working only 70 feet away I did not encounter a single fly.
Yesterday I noticed that we were running short on bread, and instead of making a trip to the grocer, I decided to try my hand at baking one myself. After scrounging for flour in our kitchen cupboard I found a conglomerate of several flour leftovers, like whole wheat, buck wheat and the normal “All-Purpose Flour”. I mixed all sorts together and had them into a prepared yeast soup. Th whole dough had to be worked over by hand (we don’t have a bread baking gadget) and be aside to rising. In the evening I had it all into our round spring form pan and baked it 40 minutes at 350F. I br The result can be seen here:
It has a great taste
It seems that it is finally warming up a bit. After all we are in the month of May.
And I have nothing more to say other than Thank You for being on this page!